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Simon Barlow
Monday 6th February 2023 - 10:50

Celebrating 15 years of Phoenix

Phoenix resident and Vice Chair of our Board, Simon Barlow, opens our February 2023 issue of the Phoenix Flyer by reflecting on 15 years of Phoenix and looking to the future.

I must open this issue by saying thank you to our tenant founders. Tenant activism and a determination to make a difference has led to 15 years of residents having a say, 15 years of ensuring our homes are fit for people’s needs and 15 years of working together to shape our fantastic Phoenix community.

So, here’s to the next 15 years! In this issue of the flyer, you’ll hear about our resident-led model, our future plans and current ways to get involved. These are difficult times and there are challenges ahead, but that is why we must continue to use our voices.

For me, the most rewarding thing about getting involved, firstly as a mystery shopper and now as Vice Chair, is that you can see change take place. Everything down to this newsletter that you’re reading has had resident input – and not just input, input that is valued.

That’s what makes us special and that’s why it’s important for us to think about how we can make it easier for all residents to get involved. This milestone is a time  to celebrate and reflect. It’s an opportunity for us to look at where we are now and how we can improve.

We live in our homes and we all have different opinions about the services we’re experiencing. So, as you flick through this edition, please get in touch if there’s something that stands out to you and equally, get in contact if there’s something that you feel is missing. Help us to shape our future, now is the time!