About us

A dedicated network designed to enable landlords to inspire and support residents to take the lead on regulating housing providers.

About us

Whether it's scrutiny, inspection, mystery shopping or panel groups, The Residents' Network will provide high quality, expert information and advice as well as opportunities to exchange ideas and experiences with others.

Members of The Residents' Network enjoy a wide range of benefits, including good practice information, research and benchmarking, advice and regular regional networking groups with access to specialist support.

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"The Residents Network provides regular events for residents and staff to get together to debate housing issues. I have made a number of valuable contacts through the network who I have been able to call upon when I am looking for ideas and assistance"

Elaine Warwick, Resident Engagement and Scrutiny Co-ordinator, BPHA

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Meet the team

Our dedicated team has a wealth of experience in the sector, and vast knowledge of the issues and practices.

Rob Gershon

Rob Gershon Rob Gershon

Rob Gershon is a social housing tenant, full time carer and housing blogger. He posts opinion pieces on 24 Housing, commenting on housing from a tenant's point of view. He joined The Residents' Network as an associate in January 2016.

Stephen Cook

Stephen Cook Stephen Cook

Stephen Cook is a freelance housing consultant who spent his career working for housing associations and local authorities across the United Kingdom. In September 2017 he retired as chief executive of Valleys to Coast housing association in Wales. Stephen is currently chair of the Chartered Institute of Housing's Professional Standards Committee and is also a board member of Solon South West Housing Association in Bristol.