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L&Q's Forums give residents the chance to meet each other and exchange views on specific subjects. Our current forums are listed below:

Communications Forum

The Communications Forum is made up of residents who meet to help improve L&Q's communications. Typically they discuss things such as Homelife magazine, the website and L&Q's social media use. They meet in central London.

You'll need:

  • To be an L&Q resident
  • To be willing to give up two hours, twice a year on a weekday evening

What you can get out of it:

  • Learn more about how L&Q communicates with residents
  • Improve the information we provide to our residents
  • Receive £20 in shopping vouchers each time you attend

Develop your:

  • Marketing and communications experience
  • Analytical skills you will need to tell us what you like about the way we communicate and what we could improve

LGBT Forum

This is a group of lesbian, gay, bisexual and trangender (LGBT) residents who meet to discuss housing issues affecting LGBT residents. The group recommends improvements to L&Q policies and services. They meet in central London.

You'll need:

  • To be an L&Q resident
  • To be willing to give up two hours, twice a year, on a weekday evening

What you can get out of it:

  • Make a difference by helping to make L&Q an even better landlord for LGBT residents

Develop your:

  • Communication skills as you discuss issues of concern with other residents and L&Q staff
  • Analytical skills as you will need to spot issues and come up with solutions

Leaseholder Forum

This is a group of leaseholders and homeowners who meet in central London on a weekday evening to review L&Q's performance and recommend improvements to our service to homeowners.

You'll need:

  • To be an L&Q resident
  • To be willing to give up two hours, twice a year, on a weekday evening

What you can get out of it:

  • Make a difference to the services homeowners receive

Develop your:

  • Communication and teamwork skills as you discuss issues of concern with other residents and L&Q staff
  • Analytical skills as you spot problems and come up with solutions

Focus groups

These are one-off groups put together by L&Q to look at particular issues. We contact residents directly if we would like them to take part.

You'll need:

  • To be an L&Q resident
  • To be willing to give up one or two hours

What you can get out of it:

  • Meet L&Q staff and other residents to resolve or discuss an issue

Develop your:

  • Communication skills as you discuss issues of concern with other residents and L&Q staff

Community Board

Community Boards are set up in areas where L&Q is carrying out regeneration work. They monitor the work that we are doing and suggest improvements. Some groups carry on after regeneration has finished acting like Resident Associations. Contact L&Q Direct to find your nearest Board.

You'll need:

  • To be an L&Q resident
  • To give up about two hours twice a year, on a weekday evening

What you can get out of it:

  • Make a difference to the area where you live and to the L&Q services that you receive
  • Meet other residents

Develop your:

  • Communication and teamwork skills
  • Analytical skills as you spot problems and come up with solutions

Resident Associations

Resident Associations are groups of local people who work together to address issues in their community. Each association is different. Some exist to put on coffee mornings or events in their community, while others meet to discuss local issues. Contact L&Q Direct to find your nearest association.

If you are an L&Q resident and would like to set up a Resident Association in you area, L&Q will help to fund it as long as it meets our criteria. See our Resident Association information pack for details.

You'll need:

  • To give up about two hours, four times a year, usually on a weekday evening
  • To be willing to give up one or two hours

What you can get out of it:

  • Make a difference in your local community
  • Meet other residents in your area

Develop your:

  • Communication skills as you discuss issues in meetings and raise questions and concerns
  • Committee experience - understand how committees function, the role of chair etc
  • Teamwork skills as you work with other resident association members

If you'd like to get involved, please contact us using the online form or the call L&Q Direct on the freephone number 0800 015 6536.