Post Archive

Community coming together to support each other through Coronavirus

During the outbreak of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), housing associations across Wales are having to rapidly adapt their services and focus their attentions on priority areas. Janet Bochel, Executive Director of Family Housing Association in...

UK Government Budget 2020: What does it mean for Wales?

After less than a month in post, the Chancellor Rishi Sunak delivered his first Budget on 10th March 2020. As expected the announcement was rightly dominated by support and stimulus to tackle Coronavirus (COVID-19)...

Housing Associations role in a challenging time

At Community Housing Cymru's Governance Conference 2020, Stuart gave a speech on the role housing associations can play in times of difficulty, and also the impact we can have on the economy. Read the...

An interview with . . . Mike Glanville

Mike Glanville is a former Assistant Chief Constable with Dorset Police, where he led on all aspects of adult and child safeguarding and the co-ordination and investigation of serious and major crim. He is...

Can Modern Methods of Construction solve the climate and housing crisis?

Those who are old enough to remember the prefab housing of the post war era are probably feeling rather unenthusiastic about their return. The pace and scale at which they were built led to...

Meet the Team – Rhian Robinson

What’s your name? Rhian Robinson Where do you work and what do you do? I am in the Central Services Team and focus on CHC’s Events Programme and Business Development. I am also working...

How to solve a ‘problem’ like rough sleeping

First published on the IWA's Click on Wales website. Some sobering statistics show that homelessness across the UK has risen 165% in the past nine years; rough sleeping across Wales increased by 45% between...

An interview with . . . Ceri Victory-Rowe and Ian Walters

Ceri Victory-Rowe from Campbell Tickell and Ian Walters from Welsh Government will be giving a joint session at Governance Conference 2020 about their experience working together to develop a new model for assessing the...

Good innovation is about falling in love with the problem

In 2018, Katie Teasdale took part in the National Housing Federation’s innovation programme - then called Creating Our Future. After a three-day ‘hackathon’ event, learning how to solve problems and generate ideas, she was...

An interview with . . . Laura McAllister

At our Governance Conference 2020, Laura McAllister, Professor of Public Policy and the Governance of Wales at the Wales Governance Centre, will look at what we as organisations can learn from the Governance failures...

Meet the Team: Bori Martos

What’s your name? Borbala (Bori) Martos Where do you work and what do you do? I am the Executive Support Officer at CHC. I am Stuart and Clarissa’s PA, I manage their diaries and...

Meet the Team: Terryanne O’Connell

What’s your name? Terryanne O’Connell Where do you work and what do you do? I am the Admin Assistant for Community Housing Cymru. I have been working here for 8 months. My duties vary...

Tackling fuel poverty in Wales

In Wales, 12 per cent of households are living in fuel poverty. That’s 155,000 households that are unable to keep warm in the winter, and are often living in debt to their energy supplier....

Meet the Team: Sarah Scotcher

What’s your name? Sarah Scotcher Where do you work and what do you do? I’m the Policy & External Affairs Project Officer at Community Housing Cymru. I manage a broad range of research and...

Housing Futures: A massive opportunity for the sector

Over the next 18 months housing associations across Wales will be collaborating on an unprecedented scale, coming together with colleagues in England & Scotland to tackle housing’s biggest challenges. Edwina O’Hart is the Futures...

Invisible Creations helping an ageing population feel more at home

As the ageing population grows, it’s increasingly important to create services that meet the needs of people. Laura Wood was Group Lead for PR and Communications at North Star Housing Group when she joined...

An interview with . . . Lucy Proudfoot

Lucy Proudfoot will be joining us at this year’s Communications Conference to talk about how the successful behaviour change campaign Claremont Comms ran for Save the Children and the National Trust to target low-income...

Community Wellbeing project supporting people in Cardiff

A Community Wellbeing service by United Welsh is providing coordinated support to people across Cardiff. Zarqa Hussain is a Senior Wellbeing Facilitator with United Welsh. She said: “We know that there are many things...

Meet the Team: Hayley Macnamara

What’s your name? Hayley Macnamara (soon to be Hayley Eastment!) Where do you work and what do you do? I am a part-time Policy and External Affairs Manager and I am currently working on...

Meet the Team: Julia Sorribes

What’s your name? Julia Sorribes Where do you work and what do you do? I am the Member Services and Business Development Assistant at CHC Why did you choose a career in housing? It...

Meet the Team: Bryony Haynes

What is your name? Bryony Haynes (@bryonyhaynes) Where do you work and what do you do? Community Housing Cymru – Policy & External Affairs Assistant Why did you choose a career in housing? Through...

Delivering local affordable rents

Today the Welsh Government has published their Rent Policy for Social Housing Rents. Earlier this year, the Independent Affordable Housing Supply Review panel made a number of recommendations relating to rent, and the impact...

An Interview with . . . Shayoni Lynn

Audiences. Whether it’s tenants or politicians, we want to engage them. But do we know how? Shayoni Lynn, a behaviour change expert, will discuss the Nudge theory – what it is, why it matters,...

Vital funding could bring an end to homelessness

Today the Welsh Government has announced the budget for the Housing Support Grant in 2020/21. Will Atkinson explains why this funding is vital. Homelessness has reached crisis point across the United Kingdom. In Wales, the number...