Phil Morgan is an independent consultant, commentator and speaker on social housing. 

As the former Chief Executive of TPAS and Executive Director of Tenant Services at the Tenant Services Authority, Phil 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 governance and regulatory compliance.

Recent activity

Phil is a judge for the Northern Housing Awards. He took part in the 'Future of Resident Engagement Roundtable"

Phil's eighth Annual Report has been published.

Phil has also published a seventh report on Learning from Regulatory Downgrades covering 2019/20 and what Housing Associations can learn from them. He has also published What Every Landlord Needs to Know about Consumer Regulation.

Phil is currently mentors RB Kingston's Resident Improvement and Scrutiny Panel and will COVID-19 permitting, be supporting Black Country Housing's Tenant Scrutiny Panel. He is completing a consumer regulation compliance check for another client.  

Phil also carried out the following:

Chair of LB Southwark Resident Involvement Review Panel

Recruitment of Resident Board Member at One Housing Group

Residents Friend at C&C

Reviewing Slough BC's approach to resident involvement and consumer compliance

Cannock Chase - review of resident involvement and recruitment of Housing Improvement Panel

Rooftop - review of resident involvement and recruitment to Resident Excellence Panel

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.

LB Hammersmith and Fulham - a review of resident involvement,

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 and induction for staff and Panel members

Dudley Council - setting up their Housing Board

West Lancashire Borough Council - regulatory compliance.

Jephson - setting up and recruiting award winning Scrutiny Panel

CBHA - rebooting their Resident Scrutiny Panel.

Phil was the Chair of Wulvern Housing and after their merger is now a Guinness Partnership Board Member and sits on their Service and Performance, and Remuneration and Nomination Committees. Phil is Chair of Healthwatch Salford and a member of the GM Population Health Delivery Board. Phil is on the Panel of Advisors to the Housing Ombudsman. He is also a Resident Board Member for his own tower blocks, which have inflammable cladding,

 Phil has been interviewed by Talk Radio, BBC Radio 4, BBC 5 Live, BBCs Radio London, West Midlands, Three Counties, Kent and Merseyside.

An In-Conversation article can be found here.

Phil's twitter is @philmorganblog

"Just over 10 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."