How we are supporting members

CHC’s support offer for members

CHC is working with housing associations to support them in their response to COVID-19. Our support offer to members is focused on four key strands: Rationalising and focusing data requests, information and practice sharing, influencing policy decisions to respond to member needs and supporting members to share staff and resources.

Rationalising and focusing data requests:

• Agreeing core data requirements and reporting arrangements with Welsh Government and relevant regulators (Social Housing Regulator and Care Inspectorate Wales).

• Sharing regular data updates across the sector.

• Act as a focal point for all sector wide data requests

Information and practice sharing:

• Act as a conduit to share key information from Welsh Government and Public Health Wales with HAs.

• Continue to collate examples of practice and share across housing associations via regular briefings.

• Enable associations to discuss approaches and support requirements as necessary via webinars and teleconferences.

• Share information on CHC’s plans in relation to its own events, training and member meetings.

Influence policy decisions to respond to member needs:

• Form a consolidated member led response to Welsh Government (and relevant UK Government) announcements and proposals.

• Work with civil servants and regulatory bodies to support their response and feed in the views of HAs.

Supporting members to share staff and resources:

• Work with members to investigate the feasibility of a central data base to share/pool resources in certain parts of the country.