Dear all,

We look forward to seeing you at the SGTO Tenants Conference tomorrow. 

It has been a long time since we have all been able to come together as a Tenants Movement and discuss the important issues facing Council Housing residents in Southwark. If you are able to make it, we hope to see you tomorrow. 

We have two important keynote speakers attending: Kwajo Tweneboa, a tireless Social Housing Activist exposing poor housing conditions, and Kate Dodsworth, who (through a specially recorded speech) will be talking about Social Housing reform from the perspective of the Regulator for Social Housing. 

After this, not only will you be able to interact with key Council officers at our panel debates, you will also be able to gain knowledge at our workshops and, in the case of our Energy Support Workshop, feed into Council decision-making regarding energy support. Our Speakers Corner session will also give you the chance to speak out on issues that matter to your community. 

Please see agenda and event information below:

Venue: The City of London Academy (Southwark), 240 Lynton Road, SE1 5LA.

9:30 – 10:00 

Registration and refreshments 

10:00 – 10:10 

Introduction from Cris Claridge, Chair of the SGTO 

10:10 – 10:50 

Keynote speech and Q&A – Kwajo Tweneboa, Social Housing Activist 

10:50 – 11:00 

Keynote speech from Kate Dodsworth, Director of Consumer Regulation, Regulator for Social Housing 

11:00 – 12:00 

Session 1: Resident Involvement 


Panel Speakers:  

Nat Stevens, Resident Involvement Manager, London Borough of Southwark  

John McCormack, Tenant and Home Owner Involvement Team Leader, London Borough of Southwark 

12:00 – 12:15 

Morning Tea Break 

12:15 – 13:15 

Session 2: Repairs 


Panel Speakers:  

Marc Cook, Customer Journey Lead – Southwark Repairs, London Borough of Southwark 

Ade Aderemi, Head of Customer Services, London Borough of Southwark 

Paul Gathercole, Gas and Water Contract Manager, London Borough of Southwark 

13:15 – 14:15 

Lunch (Please explore our Market Place – full of organisations from across Southwark) 

14:15 – 15:15 



Workshop 1: Supporting your TRA. Speaker: Dario Jade-Blake, Pelican Plus TRA and SGTO. 


Workshop 2: Health and Wellbeing. Speaker: Jackie Power, Wellness Advisor to the UK Parliament 


Workshop 3: Energy Support. Speaker: Eugene Nixon, Head of Strategy & Compliance, Exchequer Services, London Borough of Southwark 

15:15 – 15:25 

Afternoon Tea Break 

15:25 – 16:10 

Feedback and discussion 

16:10 – 16:50 

Speakers Corner: hear from tenants and residents from across Southwark (sign-up on the day) 

16:50 – 17:00 

Closing Speech from Chris Meregini, Vice Chair of the SGTO 

Kind regards,


Jack Lewis  ​  

Campaign and Research Officer

Southwark Group of Tenants Organisations

19 Buller Close, Peckham, SE15 6UJ 

0207 639 6718  Website  Twitter  Facebook

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