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Support for armed forces veterans in Wales

13/02/2013

Today the Welsh Affairs Committee launched a report which says that the government should be providing better support to veterans in Wales in areas such as housing and health.

Commenting on the report, Nick Bennett, Group Chief Executive of Community Housing Cymru, the membership...more

Westminster debates on under-occupation

23/01/2013

Labour MP Jessica Morden hosted a debate at Westminster Hall yesterday, on the effects of the bedroom tax on social housing tenants in Wales. The debate was well attended by Welsh MPs, and CHC were happy to provide all Welsh MPs with a briefing on the effects of these changes.

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Older Person spokespeople appointed

23/01/2013

It was announced yesterday that the Assembly Member Older Person spokespeople are as follows:

  • Conservative - Darren Millar AM
  • Labour – Gwenda Thomas AM
  • Plaid Cymru – Lindsay Whittle AM
  • Liberal Democrats – Aled Roberts AM

Commenting on the appointments, Matt Kennedy,...more

New National Council members elected

15/01/2013

At a recent meeting of CHC’s National Council, Tim Blanch, Chief Executive of Coastal Housing Group, was elected as the chair for the forthcoming year, while Amanda Protheroe, board member of Newydd Housing and Doiran Jones, board member of Melin Homes, were elected vice chairs.

John...more

CHC reacts to Capital Investment announcement

15/01/2013

Jane Hutt, Minister for Finance, has just announced an additional capital investment of £30m for housing due to ‘careful financial management from Welsh Government’.

The £30m package includes funding for affordable housing and other housing priorities such as an alternative approach...more

Innovate, Collaborate, Demonstrate - Annual Report 2012

17/12/2012

CHC’s Annual Report for 2012 is called ‘Innovate, Collaborate, Demonstrate’ and is ready to view here.

The report describes the way we''ve worked over the last 12 months to achieve and deliver the priorities set out in our corporate plan, discusses the highlights of the last year,...more

Use Autumn Statement consequential to deliver ‘Barnett share’ of affordable homes

05/12/2012

Community Housing Cymru (CHC), the membership body for housing associations in Wales, has called for Welsh Government to take bold action following today’s Autumn Statement, investing £227m in social and affordable housing, which will guarantee the delivery of their own target of 7,500...more

CHC welcomes investment and calls for more action from Welsh Government

28/11/2012

Community Housing Cymru (CHC), the membership body for housing associations in Wales, has welcomed the capital investment in housing announced this week by Welsh Government and called for further action to stimulate the Welsh economy with the UK Government’s Autumn Statement due next...more

£220m capital boost to help the Welsh economy

27/11/2012

Press release from the Welsh Government's website:

“The Welsh Government is delivering growth and jobs at the toughest of times,” Finance Minister Jane Hutt said today when she announced almost £47m of extra capital funding to meet economic and infrastructure needs.

The Final...more

CHC to sit on Welsh Co-operative and Mutuals Commission

26/11/2012

On 16th July 2012, Business, Enterprise and Technology Minister Edwina Hart announced the setting up of the Welsh Co-operative and Mutuals Commission (the Commission), under the Chairmanship of Professor Andrew Davies, Swansea University’s Strategic Adviser. The remit of the Commission...more