SIFT are a small representative group of tenants and leaseholders who work as a team to improve services for all council tenants and leaseholders. SIFT members are all volunteers.
SIFT lets Newcastle City Council tenants and leaseholders have a say and influence services that relate to the management of their homes. We look at the issues affecting tenants and leaseholders and make recommendations for improvement.
The role of SIFT is to:
prioritise and oversee tenant led scrutiny activities
collect evidence so housing services can be scrutinised
look at the evidence and make recommendations for service improvements
report recommendations to senior management
monitor and review agreed action plans
tell other tenants what the panel is doing and encourage them to get involved.