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Meet the team: Aaron Hill

What’s your name? Aaron Hill Where do you work and what do you do? Head of Policy and External Affairs at CHC Why did you choose a career in housing? I spent the first...

How becoming a board member can give a better overview of the sector

John Rees became a Board member with Tai Ceredigion two years ago as a way to develop his skills. He tells us how his role has benefitted him professionally. “I have been a finance...

Meet the Team: Joshua Rousen

What’s your name? My name is Joshua Rousen (pronounced like house-n). You can call me Josh. Where do you work and what do you do? I work at Community Housing Cymru as the Brand...

Can zero-carbon win over voters?

Climate change is seen as the biggest challenge of our time, and increasing public pressure is forcing politicians to take the issue seriously. This week alone we saw countless pledges made by parties in...

General Election – What we know so far

The Prime Minister Boris Johnson has called a December general election to restore the Conservative majority and to ‘get Brexit done’. Swap Brexit for protectionist policies and you’d be forgiven for thinking we had...

Meet the team: Rhea Stevens

What’s your name? Rhea Stevens What do you do? Head of Policy and External Affairs, Community Housing Cymru. Why did you choose a career in housing? This is my first role in housing, but...

Tenant saves thousands of pounds following advice

Trivallis’s Money Advice Team spend their days advising tenants on topics including rent payments, saving money, home and benefits applications. This information is also put in their ‘Valleys’ magazine distributed on a quarterly basis....

Support out of homelessness and into a new lease of life

Gina became homeless after leaving an abusive relationship. After a very difficult time, her life turned around when she found a home through Rhondda Housing Association, and started receiving support from their team. She...

Seeing communities that have experienced stigma being turned around

Gwynne has been working in housing for 32 years, moving across the sector in England and Wales. He’s now been with Cartrefi Conwy for over ten years. Read about his journey over the last...

Lisa now has a safe and warm environment for her sons to grow up in

Twenty years ago , Community Housing Cymru set up an Award scheme to recognise housing innovation in memory of a special person - Pat Chown. Pat gave a big part of her life to...

Fighting knife crime

Housing associations in Wales don’t just build homes. They work in partnerships with other organisations to make communities sustainable, safer and better to live in.  Ria Gibbs, Community Involvement Officer at Bron Afon, met...

A fresh start for the tenants of Greenwood Close

Homes for Wales was a 2015-2016 election campaign run by a coalition of organisations and led by CHC to end the housing crisis and build a stronger Wales. Since then, lots of new homes...

Housing then and now

Angela first started working in housing in 1981, over the last 38 years, she has seen housing associations adapt to meet the needs of tenants. She shares her story: “I first starting working in...

Social Housing: How can we do more?

Bore da pawb a croeso cynnes i’r gynhadledd. I’m delighted to see so many of our members, commercial members and other partners have joined us at annual conference this year. Our event this year...

New to the housing sector

Before I began working with CHC, I had no idea just how broad the housing sector really is – especially here in Wales. From an outsider perspective, I would never have realised the sheer...

Meet the team: Bethan Proctor

What is your name? Bethan Proctor What do you do? I work at Community Housing Cymru (CHC) the membership body for Housing Associations in Wales. I am the new Policy and External Affairs Manager....

Universal Credit six years on

As the battle for the governance of the UK continues for the next four weeks, we are calling on all parties to prioritise welfare in their plans for government, particularly reducing the waiting time...

Every department needs to understand the importance of the customer

Alex Wotton is Principal Service Designer at cxpartners, a design consultancy focused on helping companies become truly customer-centred. He tells us how he can help housing associations understand their customer better at our third...

Top Tips for Designing Well

Not every comms team has the resources to have an in-house designer or creative, which can lead to less efficient workflows and less engaging communications with tenants. This skills gap can be hard to...

Leadership has a human heartbeat

Gemma Morgan, founder of Morgan Eight, will be delivering a session at this year’s Annual Conference, focusing on leadership. Her leadership experiences aren’t confined to boardroom and business, she has 20 years’ experience from...

Culture for changes starts with strong leadership

Collaboration, openness and transparency are key when it comes to successfully transforming our businesses. Kit Wilson, Head of Transformation at Welsh Water, will be joining us on October 23rd to speak at our Business...

Being more digitally focused and innovative organisations

Sally Meecham, Director of Public Service Innovation at Welsh Government tells us all about her experience delivering high profile and innovative transformation projects. “Over the years, I have been brought in to help bring...

Youth Shedz supporting young people in North Wales

As part of the sector’s Housing Horizons vision, housing associations are committed to investing in communities, providing opportunities and helping people become more prosperous. The Youth Shedz project, working with Grŵp Cynefin’s support service...

Why do we need to change our ways of work?

On September 13th, Paul Matthews, Chief Executive of Monmouthshire County Council, will be joining us to lead a workshop aimed at setting our organisational vision, and identifying why we need to change. He tells...