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20th November 2014

Pinnacle PSG’s Annual Residents’ Conference

Last month saw 100 residents from across the UK come together to take part in Pinnacle PSG’s annual Residents’ Conference. The event, which took place...

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Last month saw 100 residents from across the UK come together to take part in Pinnacle PSG’s annual Residents’ Conference. The event, which took place at the Oval Cricket Ground in London, is in its 13th successive year. The conference attracts social housing tenants and leaseholders from across the UK to share experiences and gain knowledge on issues affecting their communities through a series of workshops, debates and presentations.

This year, the theme of the conference was ‘The Estate’. Residents were introduced to a fictional estate in regional conferences across the UK including Kirklees, Hammersmith and Fulham, Woking, Westminster and Canning Town prior to the main event. At these local events, the residents were presented with a series of scenarios on the estate (e.g. relating to parking, dog fouling, fly tipping, etc.) and asked to discuss the main issues and suggest possible solutions.

At the main conference in London, this theme was taken to the next level.  Residents were split into groups and asked to identify the most important issues on the fictional estate and come up with ideas to address the situations drawing on their own experiences.  The groups of residents presented their ideas to each other and the best presentation won a prize.

During the breaks, residents had a chance to talk to Pinnacle PSG senior managers and directors about the services they receive in their neighbourhoods at one-to-one surgeries.

Other highlights of the day included a key-note speech on ‘Creating value for communities’ by Pinnacle PSG Managing Director Neil Euesden, informative workshops on community cohesion, anti-social behaviour, finance and employment lead by Pinnacle PSG managers and a quiz. The day ended on a high with residents sharing a drink with Pinnacle PSG staff.

19th November 2014

Guy Fawkes display with a difference

On Wednesday, 5 November residents, pupils and staff of Autumn Close in Shelfield, Walsall rolled up their sleeves and donned their gardening gloves to plant...

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On Wednesday, 5 November residents, pupils and staff of Autumn Close in Shelfield, Walsall rolled up their sleeves and donned their gardening gloves to plant out 500 bulbs in communal areas in front of local properties.  The bulbs will transform the close of bungalows come the Spring, when they will burst into flower and create a beautiful, radiant display of yellow daffodils.

The volunteers included five local residents, two teachers, 28 school children, two representatives from Walsall Housing Group (whg) and two Pinnacle PSG members of staff, Allan Clayton, Team Leader and Tom Kirby, Seasonal Grounds Maintenance Operatives.  Allan, Tom and their team deliver grounds maintenance services on this site on behalf of whg.

Incredibly, 500 bulbs were not enough to cover the whole close, so Pinnacle PSG plans to donate more blubs for planting in the near future to ensure that Autumn Close is ablaze with banks of daffodils come March next year.

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18th September 2014

NLGN Report - The DIY Ethic: Business Models for Community Integration

This research outlines a clear pathway to an integrated future for public services. A new report from NLGN in association with the CBI and Pinnacle PSG has outlined...

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This research outlines a clear pathway to an integrated future for public services. A new report from NLGN in association with the CBI and Pinnacle PSG has outlined business models that councils can adopt to help them work towards integration.

The DIY Ethic: Business Models for Community Integration written by NLGN’s Head of Policy and Research Laura Wilkes offers practical assistance for all councils who wish to pursue integration of their services but are unsure how to go about it.

Key findings in the report are that councils should rapidly test new business models, start small and develop models at a neighbourhood level that can be built upon. Councils and their partners will also need to develop a joint approach to managing risk.
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20th November 2014

Pinnacle PSG’s Annual Residents’ Conference

Last month saw 100 residents from across the UK come together to take part in Pinnacle PSG’s annual Residents’ Conference. The event, which took place at the Oval Cricket Ground in London, is in its 13th successive year. The conference attracts social housing tenants and leaseholders from across the UK to share experiences and gain knowledge on issues affecting their communities through a series of workshops, debates and presentations.

This year, the theme of the conference was ‘The Estate’. Residents were introduced to a fictional estate in regional conferences across the UK including Kirklees, Hammersmith and Fulham, Woking, Westminster and Canning Town prior to the main event. At these local events, the residents were presented with a series of scenarios on the estate (e.g. relating to parking, dog fouling, fly tipping, etc.) and asked to discuss the main issues and suggest possible solutions.

At the main conference in London, this theme was taken to the next level.  Residents were split into groups and asked to identify the most important issues on the fictional estate and come up with ideas to address the situations drawing on their own experiences.  The groups of residents presented their ideas to each other and the best presentation won a prize.

During the breaks, residents had a chance to talk to Pinnacle PSG senior managers and directors about the services they receive in their neighbourhoods at one-to-one surgeries.

Other highlights of the day included a key-note speech on ‘Creating value for communities’ by Pinnacle PSG Managing Director Neil Euesden, informative workshops on community cohesion, anti-social behaviour, finance and employment lead by Pinnacle PSG managers and a quiz. The day ended on a high with residents sharing a drink with Pinnacle PSG staff.

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