Phil Morgan is an independent consultant, commentator and speaker on social housing. He has been England's leading authority on tenant involvement for over a decade.
As the former Chief Executive of TPAS and Executive Director of Tenant Services at the Tenant Services Authority, he has made sure that tenant involvement is at the very heart of social housing. He was the co-author of the Regulatory Framework that all social housing landlords have to meet.
Phil works with landlords and tenants to set up,
recruit, support, train, mentor and review Tenant Scrutiny Panels (which he initiated). He
also conducts reviews of tenant involvement and works with landlords on
Phil is currently acting as Residents Friend at C&C supporting their Resident Scrutiny Panel. He also mentors LB Kingston's Resident Improvement and Scrutiny Panel and is carrying out a review of Cannock Chase's resident involvement Phil is also working with Rooftop recruiting to their Resident Excellence Panel and supporting Slough BC's consultation on its draft Business Plan.
Phil also carried out the following:
Genesis - support for setting up, recruiting and supporting their Customer Scrutiny Panel. Also supporting recruitment to customer governance positions
Waltham Forest HA - governance and compliance review
Wrekin Housing Trust - on consumer compliance and appointment of Tenant Board Members.
Red Kite - setting up their Community Housing Improvement Commission
Shropshire Housing Group - setting up and recruiting their Tenant and Resident Improvement Panel
Rochdale Boroughwide Housing -setting up and recruiting their Tenant Scrutiny Commission
LB Croydon - supporting award winning Tenant Scrutiny Panel on their first three service reviews,
Dudley Council - setting up their Housing Board
West Lancashire Borough Council - regulatory compliance.
Jephson's - setting up and recruiting winning Scrutiny Panel
CBHA's - rebooting their Resident Scrutiny Panel.
Phil was the Chair of Wulvern Housing and after their merger is now a Guinness Board Member.
Phil has been interviewed by BBC 5 Live, BBCs Radio London, West Midlands, Three Counties, Kent and Merseyside.
An In-Conversation article can be found here.
His most recent articles are:
"Just over 6 years ago I was thinking about what to do next. Having led the Tenant Participation Advisory Service (TPAS) for ten successful years, I had taken the idea of tenant scrutiny and local offers into the Tenant Services Authority and seen them implemented into its regulatory framework.
I met ALMO and housing association chief executives, directors of housing, contractors, tenants, housing agencies – lots of people I’d worked closely with. And I became confident of a market – in consultancy and commentating – for someone with integrity and honesty to stand up for tenant involvement and improving services.
My approach to widening involvement – by improving services and anchoring it through robust scrutiny – remains as vital as it has ever been. I’m pleased to have worked with a range of landlords and tenants and helped realise many achievements . And I’m pleased to be able to comment on major housing matters through 24dash.com and Housing magazine. I’ve also continued my voluntary activity through being the Chair of Healthwatch Salford, the Guardian’s Housing Advisory Panel, and the Manchester Jazz Festival."