Housing society seeks views of young people

Posted on Monday 21st June 2010 at 8:28 am by SH (Editor)

Merlin Housing Society is asking young people to give their views on the services it provides.

The society houses more than 16,000 people in its 8,000 properties in South Gloucestershire, a third of who are aged under 25. Now Merlin is inviting people aged 16 – 24 to a meeting at Patchway Community Centre on Monday 28th June from 12 noon – 2.30pm to hear what they think about the society’s services and the area where they live.

Community Investment Manager Verona Vidal, who has organised the event for Merlin, said: “We want the services we provide to be representative of everyone, no matter what their age. But at the moment we don’t have many young residents who get involved with us.

“We want to know what young people think about living in our neighbourhoods and what services they’d like us to provide to help improve their lives. We’ll use their views to develop our services in the future. And you don’t have to be one of our residents to come along – we want to hear the views of everyone.”

The event follows similar successful meetings Merlin has held this year with black and minority ethnic residents. Everyone who takes part in the event will receive a £20 shopping voucher. Merlin can provide free transport and childcare for anyone who wants to attend.

Anyone interested in attending the meeting should contact Verona Vidal on 01454 821500 or email verona.vidal@merlinhs.co.uk.

Source: Merlin Housing Society

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