On Monday 21st of August DLR PPN held a meeting about Social Housing in DLR for PPN members and representatives on the Social Housing Strategic Policy Committee. At the meeting Deirdre Baber from DLRCC’s housing department gave a presentation on Social Housing in DLR and Cllr. John Bailey, Chair of the Social Housing Strategic Policy Committee (SPC) gave a talk about the work of the Strategic Policy Committee. Both speakers took questions from the floor afterwards.
This was followed by an election for a new PPN representative to sit on the Social Housing Strategic Policy Committee. Susan Whelan from JCI Dublin Southside was declared the winning candidate and will be attending the next Social Housing SPC meeting on the 27th of September.
Following the election there was a discussion around what further information the Social Housing interest group felt they needed, possible future events and speakers that would help them to be informed about Social Housing issues and what information representatives could request at the SPC meetings that would help this.
Finally it was agreed that the group would trial an online forum for members and representatives to keep in touch and exchange information and updates.
If you would like to join the PPN’s Social Housing interest group please email firstname.lastname@example.org