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SDGs – Frequently Asked Questions

Our frequently asked questions give more information on why we’re focusing on the current SDGs and also outline other opportunities to get involved in the work of CHC.

What are Strategic Delivery Groups (SDGs)?

Strategic Delivery Groups (SDGs) are the primary spaces for feeding into Community Housing Cymru’s (CHC) policy work, and provide routes into government and other stakeholders so that we can influence on your behalf.

SDGs are administered by CHC and supported by relevant CHC staff.

They are free for members to attend and form a key part of our offer to you.

There are 9 SDGs, each with a chair and vice-chair elected from and by the members of their respective groups. There is also at least one member of the CHC team who leads the running of each group. The roles and responsibilities of the Chair, Vice Chair(s) and CHC lead(s) are detailed here.

The SDGs

  • test and develop policy ideas and turn them into policy asks
  • horizon scan to identify future risks and opportunities
  • actively support a strong and resilient sector

The work of the SDGs align with the priorities set by our members in our corporate plan. Each SDG has an annual work plan which can be viewed alongside the terms of reference, agendas and notes from previous meetings.

The SDGs meet quarterly via Zoom. Dates and times for future meetings can be found on the “What’s on” section of our website.

Most SDG meetings are for housing association members of staff. Chairs and Vice Chairs of Housing Associations have a dedicated SDG and we have a separate offer for board members, which includes training, conferences and our virtual board member cafes.

Given the strategic nature of the discussions held in SDG meetings, we encourage senior members of staff to attend. However, it is up to each housing association to decide who from their organisation is best placed to take part in these sessions.

Meetings are often also attended by external speakers and guests, including Welsh Government officials and other senior decision-makers who value the opportunity to engage with the sector.

In between meetings, we use the SDG mailing lists to keep our members updated on policy developments and our policy and influencing work in the relevant areas.

HA members of staff can choose what SDG lists they want to be subscribed to on the “My Account” section of our website, which only appears for users that are already logged in. New accounts can be created here.

The full FAQ document is available below. If you have any questions, please contact Louise Shute, Member Services Manager, at [email protected].