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Adapting to Change

With Covid-19 affecting households across Wales, for housing associations it’s more important than ever that tenants are able to access vital support. Cartrefi Conwy has been working round the clock to ensure that older...

Tips for remote working

As with many other organisations at the moment, the team at Community Housing Cymru are all now working from home. We share our top tips for working remotely, staying motivated and keeping positive! Rebecca...

Community spirit emerges despite the pandemic

As Covid-19 continues to bring challenges to people across Wales, Tomas Jackson, Neighbourhood Housing Coach at Hafod Housing, talks about how the community is pulling together, and what he and his colleagues at Hafod...

Vital support in challenging times

Rachel Rowberry, Financial Inclusion Officer at Newydd Housing Association, shares the challenges her team faces in supporting tenants through the Covid-19 pandemic. “Coronavirus is affecting many of our tenants financially through losing their job,...

Adapting employment support for tenants

Covid-19 is rapidly changing the world around us, and is having a profound impact on people’s jobs, communities and lives. Housing associations in Wales support over 250,000 tenants in Wales, and during these uncertain...

Digitally supporting tenant wellbeing

Lisa Voyle is a Senior Project Officer with Newydd Housing Association, and tells us how they are continuing to run their Hapi programme to help keep the community happy and healthy during the Coronavirus...

Supporting tenants through financial hardship

A little over a month ago, my colleagues and I began our preparations for next year’s elections to the National Assembly for Wales, and our campaign to focus on the three big issues facing...

Cartrefi Conwy launches ‘Here to Help’ campaign to support tenants

During the outbreak of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), housing associations across Wales are having to change the way they support tenants. Annette Hennessey from Cartrefi Conwy talks about the support they are offering their tenants:...

Keep Safe, Follow The Rules, Be Positive and Be Strong

Nick Fewings established Ngagementworks to help organisations transform their teams and achieve even greater success. Here he looks at how we can all help each other to get through these difficult times, whilst ensuring...

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...