In November, several staff and tenants from our Registered Care Housing service in Middlesbrough were invited by the property’s landlord, North Star Housing, to an all-day open day event at Middlesbrough Football Club.

The day was about inviting tenants of North Star along to give them an opportunity to find out how North Star works, what they do for their tenants and a chance to ask them about any questions or concerns they had.  A few MHM staff from our Middlesbrough housing service attended, and supported several of the service’s tenants to attend too – all were curious to hear more from North Star Housing, and excited to look around the football ground!

The morning was spent with North Star staff introducing themselves, as well as hearing from some of the inspiring North Star tenants who volunteer to represent and raise concerns on behalf of other tenants.

After dinner, we were given a tour of the football stadium – several of our tenants really enjoyed this, especially one who is a season ticket holder for Middlesbrough FC! We got to explore the home and away changing rooms, press room and venture out onto the pitch. After the tour we re-joined the conference and heard from some of the top people in North Star as a Q&A was held with the Directors, which gave us all the opportunity to ask questions and raise discussion points. It was a great way to round off a very enjoyable and informative day!