CHC News

NEW! GDPR event, 6 December


We'll be running an event for members on General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) on Wednesday 6 December. With speakers from the Information Commissioner's Office and Darwin Gray, come along to find out everything you need to know about what's changing, what you need to do to comply,...more

Smart Energy GB - Campaign to target over 65’s who are offline


In August we launched a campaign in partnership with Smart Energy GB to help CHC members to promote smart meters to tenants over 65 who are not online. These are some of the hardest to reach individuals and the campaign has proved successful so far, with housing associations working hard...more

Regulation of Registered Social Landlords (Wales) Bill laid before National Assembly for Wales


The Regulation of Registered Social Landlords (Wales) Bill and Explanatory memorandum has today been laid before the National Assembly for Wales. Carl Sargeant, Cabinet Secretary for Communities and Children, has issued a written statement which can be read here

Stuart Ropke, Chief...more

Newydd Housing wins prestigious creativity award


Newydd Housing Association’s ‘Rooms4U’ project has been named winner of the prestigious ‘Capturing Creativity - Pat Chown’ award at this year’s One Big Housing conference.

The award scheme was set up to recognise housing innovation in memory of Pat Chown, who dedicated many years of her...more

CHC’s response to the Welsh draft budget announcement


Finance Minister Mark Drakeford has delivered his draft budget speech for 2018/2019, making a number of commitments relating to housing in the first budget where the Welsh Government is able to use its tax and borrowing powers

The draft budget follows the announcement over the weekend...more

CHC responds to latest Universal Credit announcement at today’s Conservative Conference


David Gauke, Work and Pensions Secretary, has announced at today’s Conservative Conference that the government will press ahead with its rollout of Universal Credit and will continue with the planned timetable. Gauke also confirmed that the government would be “refreshing the guidance”...more

Welsh Government protects Supporting People programme budget


Plaid Cymru has today announced its two year budget agreement with Welsh Labour, and it has been confirmed that the Supporting People programme budget has been protected. This news follows the re-launch of the joint ‘Let’s keep on Supporting People’ campaign run by Community Housing...more

CHC’s response to the Welsh Government’s ‘Prosperity for All’ strategy


The Welsh Government has today published 'Prosperity for All' - a national strategy to deliver its key priorities for the rest of this Assembly term. 

Stuart Ropke, Chief Executive Officer at Community Housing Cymru said:

“It’s great the Welsh Government has identified housing as one...more