Want to get involved?

You could make a real difference by getting involved with us. You’ll be able to influence decisions which affect you, your home and your local community.

There’s the opportunity to meet new people and learn new skills along the way! Even if you can only spare a little time, we’d still love to hear from you!
 

If you’d like to get involved, contact our Resident Involvement Team. Email them at: contactus@amicushorizon.org.uk

Or if you're looking to find a job, start your own business or improve your health and wellbeing - we're here to help. Find out what we can do to help you by clicking here.



Resident governance

Our Area Panels, Repairs and Maintenance Panels (RAMPs) and Residents’ Council scrutinise our services locally and across the organisation.

You can make a real difference in the way we deliver our service, working with us as 'one team'.

Have a real voice in the way we’re managed by joining our resident governance structure.

If you have a question for your local Area Panel/RAMP or you'd like to get involved, email us at: contactus@amicushorizon.org.uk



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Become a Digital Champion

Do you have basic computer skills, are comfortable using the internet and enjoy communicating with people? Why don't you volunteer as a Digital Champion and join our 'Get Connected' project today!

As part of joining our Digital Champion network you'll:

  • Get access to seven free accredited training courses to develop your own skills and knowledge
  • Receive Mozilla Open Badges when you complete a course, acknowledging your achievement. You can add this to your CV
  • Share ideas and receive support
  • Get the chance to make a difference to those around you!

What we ask from you

As our Digital Champion you need to help an average of four people a month - those people could be family and friends or people you work with. Champions might set up a class at a local community centre or sheltered housing scheme or volunteer to support a local computer club. There are so many ways to help.

Why we need your help?

Many business sectors now offer online services such as banking, shopping and health care. But not everyone has the confidence, knowledge or equipment to use the internet to access them. Our Digital Champions do not need to know everything technical, you just need to be able to:

  • Use the internet confidently for everyday services and information
  • Can be an advocates for encouraging others to get online
  • Are good at communicating with people
  • Are willing to give some time for other people to improve their IT skills

If you'd like to know more information about our 'Get Connected' project contact us on 0800 121 60 60.

Visit our 'Helping you get online' page to find out about our low cost computer equipment and internet provider - Happus and useful links and guides.

 



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Mystery shopping

Do you fancy going ‘undercover’ to help improve our service?

Then why not join our team of mystery shoppers!

Our mystery shoppers are a group of residents who go ‘undercover’ and test our services via telephone, email or by visiting our offices.

Your valuable feedback helps us to make improvements for you and other residents.

If you'd like to join our team of mystery shoppers, email our Resident Involvement Team: contactus@amicushorizon.org.uk



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Resident Monitors

You can help improve our repairs and maintenance service by becoming a Resident Monitor.

A Resident Monitor visits our communities and checks our completed jobs.

You’ll be given all the training you need to help carry out this vital role.

If you'd like to find out more about becoming a Resident Monitor, email our Resident Involvement Team: contactus@amicushorizon.org.uk



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Green Ambassadors

If you’re passionate about the environment then the role of Green Ambassador could be just for you!

You’ll be helping your community become ‘greener’, saving money and reducing environmental impact.

Green Ambassadors have the opportunity to attend events, undergo training and influence our Sustainability Strategy.

If you're interested in becoming one of our Green Ambassadors, email our Resident Involvement Team: contactus@amicushorizon.org.uk



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Residents' Associations

You can unite your community and create a great neighbourhood by setting up a residents’ association.

And don’t panic if the thought of setting up a residents’ association sounds daunting!

Our friendly team are here to help you through the process, step by step.

To find out more about setting up a residents' association, email our Resident Involvement Team: contactus@amicushorizon.org.uk



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Friendly Forums

Come along to one of our 'Friendly forums' or ‘Get togethers’ and talk about issues that matter most to YOU.

Are you passionate about improving the lives of older people?

Or would you like to influence our strategy on Equality and Diversity?

We’ve a host of groups ranging from Youth Forums, for our young people, to Street Forums, for our street property residents.

If you'd like to find out more about our Forums and 'Get togethers', email our Resident Involvement Team at: contactus@amicushorizon.org.uk



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Residents' Design Quality Forum

You could influence how our new homes look.

You don’t have to have a background in design or development… all you need is an opinion!

This forum visits new homes, looking at how we can improve our future developments and reviews our design standards.

Your views will really shape how our homes look in the future.

To find out more about our Residents' Design Quality Forum, email our Resident Involvement Team: contactus@amicushorizon.org.uk



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Resident Training

You can learn new skills and get involved in influencing our services by taking part in our Resident Training Programme.

Why not come along, meet new people, gain confidence and learn new skills? The course include assertiveness, setting up a group, safeguarding and lots more!

To find out more about our Resident Training Programme, email our Resident Involvement Team: contactus@amicushorizon.org.uk



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Procurement Panel

Like spending money wisely? Interested in helping us select the right suppliers and achieve value for money on our resident facing contracts?

Please contact our procurement team for more information about joining our Resident Procurement Panel.



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