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Independent Living Forums

The Independent Living Forums are a great way to meet other residents and keep up to date with what's going on in sheltered housing. The Forums give residents the chance to discuss issues that affect residents living in sheltered housing and the services they receive.

Click below to find out more about the Independent Living Forum in your area.

 

Canterbury Independent Living Forum

What does the Independent Living Forum do?

The Independent Living Forum members work to promote the best interests of those living in sheltered housing which is managed by East Kent Housing on behalf of Canterbury City Council by:

  • Meeting quarterly for two hours to discuss local issues with East Kent Housing.   
  • Working to improve conditions for those living in the council's sheltered housing schemes
  • Working with East Kent Housing to ensure that funds allocated for sheltered housing are spent in the most effective and beneficial way
  • Encouraging joint working between schemes to provide events and activities for residents
  • The meetings are chaired by a resident who is appointed annually.

 Who attends the meetings?

Each sheltered housing scheme nominates two representatives to attend the Independent Living Forum.  If you live in a scheme and would like to attend, contact your Independent Living Manager or let us know you are interested in joining the Forum by completing our Get Involved Sign Up Form.

Minutes of the meetings are posted on noticeboards of each scheme.

Meeting venues and transport (where required) is arranged by East Kent Housing. For more information on transport and claiming travel expenses see our Resident Involvement Expenses and Incentives Policy

 

Dover Independent Living Forum

 

What does the Independent Living Forum do?

The Independent Living Forum members work to promote the best interests of those living in sheltered housing which is managed by East Kent Housing on behalf of Canterbury City Council by:

  • Meeting quarterly for two hours to discuss local issues with East Kent Housing.   
  • Working to improve conditions for those living in the council's sheltered housing schemes
  • Working with East Kent Housing to ensure that funds allocated for sheltered housing are spent in the most effective and beneficial way
  • Encouraging joint working between schemes to provide events and activities for residents
  • The meetings are chaired by a resident who is appointed annually.

 Who attends the meetings?

Each sheltered housing scheme nominates two representatives to attend the Independent Living Forum.  If you live in a scheme and would like to attend, contact your Independent Living Manager or let us know you are interested in joining the Forum by completing our Get Involved Sign Up Form.

Minutes of the meetings are posted on noticeboards of each scheme.

Meeting venues and transport (where required) is arranged by East Kent Housing. For more information on transport and claiming travel expenses see our Resident Involvement Expenses and Incentives Policy

 

Folkestone and Hythe Independent Living Forum

 

What does the Independent Living Forum do?

The Independent Living Forum members work to promote the best interests of those living in sheltered housing which is managed by East Kent Housing on behalf of Canterbury City Council by:

  • Meeting quarterly for two hours to discuss local issues with East Kent Housing.   
  • Working to improve conditions for those living in the council's sheltered housing schemes
  • Working with East Kent Housing to ensure that funds allocated for sheltered housing are spent in the most effective and beneficial way
  • Encouraging joint working between schemes to provide events and activities for residents
  • The meetings are chaired by a resident who is appointed annually.

 Who attends the meetings?

Each sheltered housing scheme nominates two representatives to attend the Independent Living Forum.  If you live in a scheme and would like to attend, contact your Independent Living Manager or let us know you are interested in joining the Forum by completing our Get Involved Sign Up Form.

Minutes of the meetings are posted on noticeboards of each scheme.

Meeting venues and transport (where required) is arranged by East Kent Housing. For more information on transport and claiming travel expenses see our Resident Involvement Expenses and Incentives Policy

There is no Independent Living Forum in Thanet as we do not manage any sheltered housing schemes in the Thanet area.

Let us know if you are interested in joining an Independent Living Forum by completing our Get Involved Sign Up Form.

Resident Involvement Code of Conduct

Resident Involvement Expenses and Incentives Policy