SOUTH Ayrshire residents are being asked to have their say on the services of social landlords.

The National Panel of Tenants and Service Users is inviting new members to come on board and give feedback on local services they receive. This includes more than 10,000 people in South Ayrshire.

Independent body the Scottish Housing Regulator (SHR) will facilitate the forum and is open to anyone who uses the services of councils and housing associations, co-operatives or other social landlords.

Iain Muirhead, Director of Business and Digital Support at SHR said: “The Panel is a great opportunity for tenants and service users to tell us what they think about the services they receive and what matters most to them.

“It has been a great success since we launched it in 2013. We’ve had incredibly useful feedback on issues like service priorities, rent affordability, homelessness and home safety. We want to build on this and so we’ve launched a recruitment drive for new members.

“We want to hear views from as many people as possible. So, I would encourage anyone who uses the services of social landlords to think about signing up.”

The Panel has already attracted over 400 members including tenants, people who have used local authority homelessness services, home owners who use social landlord factors and people who live on social rented Gypsy/Traveller sites.

Anyone interested in joining the Panel should contact Engage Scotland (who manage the Panel on the Regulator’s behalf) on 0800 433 7212 or email