Anyone who has met me will know that I am proud to be a social housing tenant and that I take equal pride in my job as Chair of Homes in Sedgemoor (HiS).
Social housing is there for a reason, to provide affordable, good quality homes for people who need it now and in the future.
While John Lennon sang about "Power to the People", there are those in the wider population who see things differently. It was for this reason that HiS signed up to the Benefit to Society campaign, which is about seeing the person and not the stereotype.
It's also about demonstrating that we, who live in social housing, are no less important than anyone else and that our opinions do count.
So I was delighted when the government's Green Paper on social housing this summer spoke about rebalancing the relationship between residents and landlords, tackling stigma and making sure that social housing supports people when they need it.
At HiS, we were determined to get the views of as many tenants as possible. We held events, posted online and went on Sedgemoor FM to talk about what we were doing and why.
The events were tenant led and the responses we had were fantastic. We are very grateful to the people who took the time to give us their thoughts.
So what did they tell us?
They want safe, decent homes and communities, to be listened to, for their opinions to be valued and acted upon. It's about clear communication and tenants being the driving force and not the passenger. They also backed calls for an independent voice for tenants.
Their feedback, together with that of other tenants from across England, will be given to government and we await with interest the White Paper.
As a champion of tenant rights, I do urge tenants to get involved with what their landlord is doing in their name. How and the amount of time they devote to it, is up to them. Equally, I respect their decision not to do anything, if that is their choice.
However, I am delighted that HiS is determined to reach as many tenants as possible, to find out their views and to keep doing so.
Our recent successes in winning awards for customer services and complaint handling proves that our processes are amongst the best nationally in the housing sector. However, no one is resting on their laurels. We want to do better again, to be an organisation, which can demonstrate that it is truly tenant led.