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CHC and partners make a joint call to AMs to back a new funding solution

13/06/2018

Community Housing Cymru, along with nine other national housing and support organisations, has joined forces to propose a funding solution which aims to safeguard homelessness and housing-related support services for over 60,000 of the most vulnerable people in Wales.

The Housing...more

CHC responds to Public Accounts Committee report on homelessness and housing support services

18/05/2018

Today a report has been published by the Public Accounts Commitee looking into the workings and effectiveness of the Supporting People Programme in Wales. 

The report is the result of the Committee’s inquiry into the Supporting People Programme, which took oral and written evidence from...more

CHC responds to Independent Review of Building Regulations and Fire Safety

17/05/2018

The UK Government has released Dame Judith Hackitt's final Independent Review of Building Regulations and Fire Safety.

The report, released eleven months after the tragic fire at Grenfell Tower suggests a series of recommendations on improving systems to ensure the safety of tenants in...more

CHC responds to EHRC review of housing provision for disabled people

11/05/2018

The Equality and Human Rights Commission's (EHRC) has published a report looking at the current provision of accessible and adaptable housing for disabled people.

In response, Community Housing Cymru Chief Executive, Stuart Ropke, said:

“We recognise the challenges set out in today’s...more

New online training service available

02/05/2018

Community Housing Cymru has today launched an online training platform tailored for the Welsh housing sector.

Following feedback from the sector, the courses have been developed to keep learners up to date with the latest Welsh and UK wide policies and practices.

Developed by Community...more

Independent review of housing policy in Wales announced by Welsh Government

23/04/2018

The Minister for Housing & Regeneration, Rebecca Evans AM, has today announced that Welsh Government will carry out an independent review of housing policy in Wales.

The announcement comes just five months after the launch of Housing Horizons and Community Housing Cymru’s call for a...more

CHC responds to inquiry into rough sleeping

20/04/2018

Today the Assembly Equalities, Communities & Local Government Committee published a report on rough sleeping in Wales. 

Will Atkinson, Policy and Programmes Manager at Community Housing Cymru said: 

“We welcome the publication of the Assembly Equalities, Communities & Local Government...more

Course designed to get more women on boards produces 40th graduate

23/03/2018

A course designed to get more women on boards has just produced its 40th graduate. Last week Community Housing Cymru’s Governance Conference hosted the third graduation ceremony for Women Lead the Board, a programme designed to help achieve Welsh Government’s and the Welsh housing...more

Community Housing Cymru to launch new Code of Governance

08/03/2018

A new Code of Governance for Welsh housing associations will be revealed after an eight week consultation period with the sector, Community Housing Cymru has said.

The new code will take a different approach to traditional governance practices, focusing on organisational culture rather...more

CHC response to launch of Rent to Own - Wales and Shared Ownership - Wales

28/02/2018

Today Housing and Regeneration Minister Rebecca Evans AM launched the Welsh Government's Rent to Own – Wales and Shared Ownership – Wales schemes. The £70m investment serves as part of its commitment to building 20,000 affordable homes by 2021.

In response, Hayley Macnamara, Policy and...more