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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...

The results are in . . .

After five weeks of campaigning and a long night counting, the general elections results are in. Boris Johnson and the Conservative Party have won with a big majority. It seems it was a Brexit...

An interview with . . . Andrew Bruce

Monitoring and evaluation is a big challenge for many communications teams, but crucial for demonstrating the impact of a campaign and showing value to senior teams. Andrew Bruce Smith, a specialist digital PR, SEO...

Meet the Team: Lesley Smith

What’s your name? Lesley Smith Where do you work and what do you do? I work at CHC as a Learning and Development Officer. Why did you choose a career in housing? It wasn’t...

Where does homelessness stand on the political agendas?

Homelessness rose on the agenda this week after Shelter stated that a child becomes homeless in Britain every eight minutes. According to the report, there are 135,000 children now living in temporary accommodation, the...

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...