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We will be holding ten Question and Answer sessions for residents about our merger over the next year.

During our consultation about the merger, residents told us that providing strong links to local services and communities will be important in the merged Peabody. While we develop and embed a local service, we are holding Question and Answer sessions because we feel that we need to bridge the gap and make sure that residents have a chance to see and hear from the executive team.

In November, we held two Question and Answer sessions for residents in Hackney and Islington. Over 160 residents attended the two sessions which were hosted by Stephen Burns, Executive Director of Communities and Brendan Sarsfield, Chief Executive.

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About the sessions

Each session comprised two parts:

  • A formal Question and Answer section, led by a member of the executive team, and
  • A section where residents can raise their own queries and get issues sorted with a Peabody employee

During the first part, residents raised question they had on everything from housing and their local community to the services we provide. Repairs and maintenance was a common theme and we could give strong reassurances about what we will do to improve our services.

Other, more general questions around the housing crisis and where the younger generation will live were harder to answer but will fuel our efforts to influence the government to increase housing supply and support low earners.

If you missed our first two Q&A sessions, we will hold another 10 over the next year in the boroughs with the most residents, so look out for more information.

A member of our Board will also attend future sessions and we plan to share the Q&As on our website as a resource for residents.