Complaints Workshop for Tenants & Residents

Join Tpas and The Housing Ombudsman for a complaints workshop

A practical guide for residents

With the effective resolution of complaints featuring significantly in the Green paper, Tpas is pleased to announce that it is teaming up with the Housing Ombudsman to deliver this timely and practical workshop

The day will cover:

Tpas is teaming up with the Housing Ombudsman to deliver a series of practical workshops designed exclusively for social housing residents.

This session covers the complaints essentials such as Landlords procedures and the role of the Ombudsman, as well as using real life case studies to demonstrate how to resolve complaints quicker and smarter.

This session also looks at the Green Paper themes around complaints and how residents can engage effectively with the landlord’s complaint handling process.

You will also have the opportunity to network and share best practice with residents from other landlords.


  • Explore how complaints escalate.
  • Examine Time, Action and Communication principles.
  • Understand how Complaints procedures work, and what residents can expect of their landlord’s complaint handling service.
  • Know how to focus on the key issues of the complaint and achieving a fair outcome.
  • Examine dispute resolution principles, case studies, and (regulatory requirement?) demonstrating best practice around complaints.
  • Explore how to escalate your complaint to the Ombudsman
  • Examine the the key Green Paper themes around complaints
  • Identify the options for resident involvement in their landlord’s complaints handling process.

Provisional Programme

10.30am:  Welcome and Introductions

10.40am:  What is a complaint? How and why do they escalate?

11.00am : Understanding Landlord complaint processes

11.20am: Key issues of the complaint and achieving a fair outcome

11.40am: Residents expectations of landlords complaint handling process

12.00pm: Dispute resolution principles – what are they and what do they mean in practical terms? Case studies

12.45pm: Lunch and Networking

1.15pm Escalating your complaint to the Ombudsman

1.40pm The Green Paper, Regulatory Requirements and options for resident engagement

2.30pm: Close


This workshop is aimed at tenants and residents

We also running masterclasses for staff - see our events page for more information.


Here's what the attendees of our recent events said about the day...

  • Interesting hearing from the ombudsman and the green paper from Tpas – fascinating stuff.
  • Very useful to find out if the information I have is right and my understanding of complaints handling is correct. 
  • It was very informative – a great insight into complaints procedures and recommendations from a broad spectrum of individuals.
  • The workshop was very informative and interesting, useful information was given.
  • The workshop was very informative and the presenters very professional and answered the questions accordingly.  The workshop enhanced my knowledge of complaints.



Thu 31st Jan 2019, 10:30am - 2:30pm

Venue Details

Rotherham Federation of Communities

Springwell Gardens Community Centre, Eastwood View, , Rotherham, South Yorkshire, S65 1NH


Complaints Workshop
Membership Staff Tenant
Members N/A £30.00
Non-Members N/A £99.00

Event Contact

Name: Lisa Holt


Phone: 0161 868 3500

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