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Residents from the Residents

Action Committee South

(RACS) have held three Open

Forums for residents in the

Blaby area this year. The events

are designed so residents

have the opportunity to hear

what is happening at emh

homes balanced with key note

speakers promoting healthy

living by giving out advice and

information.

Key staff from emh homes

- including the Head of Housing,

the Sheltered Housing

Manager, Director of Property

Services and the Head of emh

Sharpes gardening service -

have given presentations and

taken questions from residents.

One resident said that they

attended

“because I like to hear

about changes that may

impact on me and to keep up

to date with what’s going on at

emh homes.”

BLABY OPEN FORUM

These events are managed by

the Chair

Mal Stocks

,

supported by her vice chair

Pat Sharpe

. They both work

hard to find speakers that

would be both interesting and

helpful to our residents.

Some of the speakers have

included a presentation from

Vista, Leicestershire’s leading

local charity supporting

people with sight loss, advice

from Severn Trent on ways to

save money, and a

demonstration from the

Ambulance Service on how

to use a defibrillator kit.

If you live in the Blaby district

and are interested in coming to

the next forum, please let us

know by e-mailing enquiries@ emhhomes.org.uk

Uniting with other people in

your area to create a powerful,

collective voice will give you

the opportunity to influence

and shape the level of the

services to your local

community and improve

residents’ quality of life. For

example, you can have a say on

the services provided by emh

homes or invite staff to a

meeting to discuss the

concerns of your group.

If you are thinking about

setting up a residents’ group

or just want to have a chat to

see if it is the right thing for

where you live, then please

call us on 01530 276000 and

ask to speak to a Community

and Investment Officer.

A residents’ association

is a group of local

residents representing

the interests of everyone

living in a particular area

or building.

Are you thinking about

setting up a residents’

association?

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