Solar panels being fitted to a house in Craven
As our customers, you’re at the heart of Yorkshire Housing so it’s important that your voices are heard. That’s why we encourage you to get involved. Being part of our homes and environment group means you can influence what we do and be with us on our journey to achieving net zero.
Joining the homes and environment group
If you want to be involved in shaping how we tackle climate change, why not join the homes and environment group?
The group gets together four times a year. They use these meetings to look over our climate change strategy and compare it to the progress we’re making - and if there’s things we need to be working harder on, they tell us that too! And, because our members are based all over Yorkshire, our meetings take place online.
The group focuses on how we can work more sustainably and do things differently to meet the government’s net zero recommendations.
By joining the group, you’ll have the chance to:
- Have a real influence on our climate change agenda
- Help us shape our journey to net zero
- Gain new skills, knowledge and experience to boost your CV
- Meet new people, make new friends and boost your confidence
All you need to do is show up and share your views and opinions! The group meets online four times a year to talk about climate change matters. As a member of the group, you’ll help shape what we do to tackle climate change and make sure we’re following the recommendations made in the Social Housing Tenants Climate Jury Report 2021.
Not at all, we welcome all our customers! You don’t need to be a climate change expert, you just need to have an interest in getting involved and learning more about what we’re doing to help tackle climate change. Get in touch with us to find out more.
Because our members are based all over Yorkshire, we hold our meetings online using Microsoft Teams. If you need help or support with getting online, please let us know so we can help. All our meetings are held in the evening between 5pm and 7pm on a week night (Monday-Thursday), hopefully to fit around your other plans. We email everyone the date of the next scheduled meeting with a link to join it online.
Of course! We’d love you to come along to the meetings, but we understand you might not feel comfortable or have other things planned. So, just let us know and we’ll send you any updates we have from the meetings instead. You can also find out more about what we’re doing to be more sustainable on our sustainability page.
“The homes and environment group is a great opportunity for customers to get involved with Yorkshire Housing on what they’re doing to tackle the climate crisis and support the journey to net zero. In meetings we receive project updates, find out more about Yorkshire Housing’s long term ambitions, and help shape the work they’re doing to tackle climate crisis. It’s a really important issue for us all and the climate change working group is a great way to have your say.”
– Steve Mackenzie, homes and environment champion and CVRC committee member.
How to get involved
If you’d like to join the homes and environment group, or find out more about it, we’d love to hear from you! Anyone who’s a Yorkshire Housing customer and is passionate about making a change is welcome to join.
Just fill out our get involved form or drop us a line at email@example.com. We’ll add you to our mailing list for updates and dates for our future meetings so you can attend if you’re free.
There’s also lots of other ways to get involved and make an impact at Yorkshire Housing. We’re always looking at how we can improve our services, so your voice really matters to us. Find out more about joining our Complaints Forum, our Customer Voice and Review Committee or the Your Voice Matters group.