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Knowledge is power. Planning ahead and managing the impact of environmental and legislative change requires knowledge.

In 2017/18, in addition to information exchanges via CHC connect and Yammer, we will be focusing on the following:

In-Depth Briefings


You’ve told us our in-depth briefings are valuable, timely and of a high standard. We’ll continue to keep you informed on the key issues affecting your organisations in 2017/18. These will be researched and written by our policy experts.


For more information on our briefings, contact Hayley.



Linked to our in-depth briefings, we will be expanding our podcast offer in 2017/18. In addition to regular updates from our Chief Executive, we will also be publishing a number of topical podcasts from staff across the organisation, as well as some guest speakers.  First up is a series of podcasts on the Local Housing Allowance (LHA) cap. Don’t forget to tune in!


For more information on our podcasts, contact Beth.



We’ve added to our conference programme for 2017/18, and there is something for everyone. Our innovative conferences help to keep you, your staff and your board up to date. You told us you wanted us to engage with the next generation, and we’ve very excited about our Leadership Conference in June. Have a look at what’s on offer.


For more information on our conferences, contact Rhian.

Agored Cymru


We became an Agored Cymru accredited centre last year, and our training offer includes a suite of accredited and non accredited training courses through our Housing Toolkit. Courses include Hoarding and Cluttering Awareness, an Introduction to Housing Associations and Repairs for Non Technical Staff.  We will also be working on our governance and online training offer in 2017/18. For more information, contact Lesley.

Universal Credit Training


New for 2017/18 is a welfare reform educational framework. Aimed at tenants, the series includes accredited bite sized training on Universal Credit – banking, budgeting, getting online and paying your rent. These courses have been developed thanks to funding from the Oak Foundation. For more information, contact Adele.

HR Legal Sessions


We will also be providing topical HR legal sessions delivered by Hugh James Solicitors. For more information, contact Phillipa.



The publications we’ll be focusing on in 2017/18 are Housing Horizons – Changes to the Welsh housing context between now and 2036, CHC’s HR benchmarking report, CHC’s wider economic impact study and CHC’s Global Accounts. These publications will be available to all members and will provide the ‘big picture’ by collating information from across the sector. For more information on our publications, contact Beth.


You can also expect regular communication from us including Cartref (our blog), Weekly Round-Up, Twitter and our quarterly events updates.


We will also be reporting quarterly on progress against our 2017/18 corporate plan priorities. The full list of priorities and progress reports can be found here.





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