Involving our customers

We want the work that we do to match up to the expectations of our customers and we involve our customers in the creation and scrutiny of our services.

On this page you can find out more about how customers play an important role in our work and how you can get involved.

Customer Assurance Committee

We are committed to making sure our services and the work that we do reflects what our customers want and need.


We set up our Customer Assurance Committee so that the voice of our customers is reflected in everything we do.


This exciting group is part of our formal board structure – which means its work, oversight, and scrutiny directly influences what we do and the services we provide.


A role on our Customer Assurance Committee gives customers the chance to represent thousands of people across the West Midlands and comes with a number of benefits to committee members, including training opportunities and the opportunity to gain experience.

Committee members meet throughout the year and receive £2,500 a year to recognise their contribution.

Here’s what some of our members have to say about being part of the Customer Assurance Committee.


“The best thing about the committee is the diverse and committed group of customers who have become committee members. The views and ideas they share at each meeting gives us a new outlook and we make progress with every meeting.”

Helen Scarrett, Customer Assurance Committee Chair


“Giving customers opportunities to contribute results in them having more pride in their home and local environment because you are giving them a feeling of ownership, responsibility and sense of belonging.”

Joan Allen, Customer Assurance Committee Member

Customer Scrutiny Panel

Our Customer Scrutiny Panel play a crucial role in overseeing the standard of our services and holding us to account.


Members take part in a series of scrutiny reviews looking at different aspects of our service. Panel members work together to assess these services and report back findings and recommendations about how we can improve.


The panel report into our Customer Assurance Committee, which is a part of our formal board structure. This means their work feeds directly into the highest levels of our organisation and exert real influence over our services.

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