Get Involved at Magna!
We want as many residents as possible to be involved so we offer different ways to engage with us. To help is with this, we hold a database of engaged residents with their service area of interest and how they like to be involved.
If you are interested in giving your views, please let us know.
Task and finish groups
A task and finish group can be a face to face meeting of one or two meetings with a group of residents or it can be with an online group. We generally use task and finish groups where a particular issue needs to be scrutinised or examined in detail or, where we would like your views on a very specific subject or question.
How does it work?
When a topic is identified for a task and finish group, we’ll contact residents interested in this type of service to see if you can make the date and time of the meeting(s).
If we are over-subscribed, we’ll try to choose attendees based on what you have said you are interested in and any previous relevant groups you’ve been involved in.
When a topic is identified for a task and finish online group, we’ll contact residents interested in this type of service and ask for comments and views on that topic.
Once the topic is completed a short feedback document will be sent to the residents involved and staff so they can see what the outcome is.
We have various events throughout the year which you can come along to and give your views as well as having a good time! This could be a community event or a residents open day. Some of our events are in partnership with other agencies. These events are usually free to attend. Keep an eye on our Facebook page for upcoming events. If you think where you live could benefit from an event to bring the community together, contact Neil Bliss on 01984 635134.
Community engagement fund
We have a community engagement fund for improving the areas where you live. Please contact Neil Bliss on 01984 635134 if you would like to apply for something where you live. Or fill in an application form (pdf for printing off or a word document for emailing)
We ask some of our residents comment on the work we do, but they remain anonymous to all staff apart from one person. They are our mystery shoppers and they can give frank and honest opinions about the work we do. If you would like to be a mystery shopper, please contact Lisa Holmes on 01305 216086.
Thanks to everyone who has been involved in our groups, events and meetings over the years. We really appreciate the time you have given to help improve our services.
Call Neil Bliss, resident and community engagement officer, on 01984 635134 or email him for more information about how to get involved.
Magna Housing is managed by paid staff who run the day to day operations. It is directed by boards made up of volunteer members. It is the boards which set the overall strategy and specific policies. You do not have to be a resident to be on one of our boards.
For more information on becoming a board member, please contact Elaine Crooke, head of policy, governance and research, in the first instance on 01305 216135, or by email.