Resident involvement has been an important aspect of all social housing providers for many years, and yet many organisations find this area of work to be extremely challenging. The  changes that are to be introduced to regulatory regime means that this issue is higher up the agenda than ever, with   greater roles for tenant panels, tenant scrutiny, and the development of skills around tenant-led self regulation.     This programme will examine the reasons why resident involvement is important and what can be achieved that will benefit all concerned. We will look at the different methods for involving residents and consider which ones are the most and least effective in different circumstances. The many barriers to effective involvement will also be considered, together with practical solutions to these, as well as how to engage with those groups who are traditionally harder to reach than others.