Resident advisory panel

How the panel works, members, benefits, how to join.

Scrutinising our services is all about making sure we meet the standards that we have promised their tenants and leaseholders.

The resident advisory panel (RAP) brings together residents across the borough living in homes owned and managed by us, to check and challenge how we operate.

The RAP replaced the resident scrutiny panel (RSP). It still has the key roles and responsibilities of scrutiny and is now integral to the community and resident engagement framework.

How the resident advisory panel works

Resident advisory panel members choose the service areas that they want to look at. All members are provided with the necessary training and information to carry out their service reviews.

The panel uses a range of investigative activities to carry out their reviews including surveys, focus groups, interviews, document reviews, site visits and job shadowing. All findings and recommendations are collated and included in a review report.

The resident voice board will consider completed review reports.

The resident advisory panel is:

  • completely independent
  • entirely resident-led
  • holds Haringey Council to account to its residents
  • trained to carry out reviews
  • supported by the corporate scrutiny champion
  • supported by an independent mentor

Read the resident advisory panel terms of reference .

Panel members

Current panel members are:

  • Ceaser lalobo
  • Chris Setz
  • David Schumann
  • Eric Brown
  • Esther Emmanuel
  • Henry Egenti
  • Margaret Tapping
  • Sagal Kullane
  • Arah Dola
  • Valdet Palmer
  • Yanique Williams

Benefits of being part of the resident advisory panel

Being on the panel means:

  • you get a real opportunity to influence our services
  • you gain an in-depth insight into housing services
  • you will gain new skills and knowledge
  • you will get training and development opportunities on the way
  • you will meet and work with new people
  • we will pay out-of-pocket expenses

What you need

Panel members will need:

  • the ability to communicate effectively and share ideas
  • willingness to learn and participate in training
  • the ability to weigh up issues, challenge constructively and make balanced judgements, seeking consensus and accepting compromise where appropriate
  • the ability to plan activities, review progress and monitor performance
  • commitment to the scrutiny process

Read the resident advisory panel factsheet .

Join us

For more information about the resident advisory panel, and to get involved, please email us.

Contact the resident engagement team