Co-operative Housing for any community

Over the past three years, the CCH has been working with the Welsh Government and the Wales Co-operative Centre to develop co-operative housing schemes across Wales. The flyer you can download below summarises that work and set out that the success of the Welsh programme has set the stage for "any community, local authority or housing association to develop the next wave of co-operative housing".

[PDF icon] Co-operative Housing for any community (Flyer)
(PDF document, 733 Kb)

CCH 21nd Anniversary Conference 2015

24th to 26th of July 2015 at the 4 Star Copthorne Hotel in Cardiff

The 22nd Annual Conference of the Confederation of Co-operative Housing is being bought to you in partnership with the Wales Co-operative Centre in a unique opportunity for housing co-operatives from across England and Wales to learn from each other.

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Updated guidance on Berrisford vs Mexfield

The CCH has produced an updated guidance note for fully mutual housing co-operatives regarding the Berrisford and Mexfield Supreme Court judgement (PDF).

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Welsh rural communities doing it for themselves

The challenges of building enough affordable homes for people in rural Wales are well known. A new report "The potential for Community Land Trusts (CLTs) in Wales" outlines how community-led approaches could free up sites for affordable homes that otherwise would not be built. Recently published by the Wales Co-operative Centre, the Confederation of Co-operative Housing and the National CLT Network, the report focuses on innovative work done by Grwp Cynefin, Gwynedd Borough Council and Snowdonia National Park Authority to explore and incubate a borough wide CLT.

[PDF icon] The Potential for CLT in Wales
(PDF document, 554 Kb)

[Word icon] The Potential for CLT in Wales - Appendices
(.docx, Microsoft Word Document, 62 Kb)

New co-operative and community-led homes

The Confederation of Co-operative Housing, with the support of national English and Welsh housing and co-operative organisations, is pleased to announce the launch of a new guide on developing new co-operative and community-led homes. It is a basic guide for community groups, local authorities, housing associations, housing co-operatives and others who are interested in exploring the developing of new co-operative and community-led homes. [Read more]

HCA fees consultation submission

The Homes and Communities Agency is consulting on whether and how they might charge fees to Registered Provider landlords (including co-ops) for regulation. This is the CCH's submission to that consultation.

[PDF icon] CCH submission to the HCA "charging fees" consultation
(PDF document, 187 Kb)

CCH Submission to the Lyons Housing Review

CCH Submission to the Lyons Housing Review - charged with identifying how 250,000 homes will be built/resourced each year to meet housing need. We identify that at least some of these homes should be co-operative and we particularly discuss the work being done in Wales by Welsh communities, local authorities and housing associations (with the support of the Welsh Government and the CCH) to develop co-operative housing as being indicative of what could and should be happening in England. [Download]

CCH Membership Consultation 2014

This is a summary consultation report from the CCH membership consultation carried out in 2013. The report summarises what the 72 housing co-ops and 18 other organisations consulted have told us and what we are planning to do to respond. Better member communication and CCH structures that enable this are key themes. [Download]

Resolving Complaints Locally

[04-03-2013] CCH and The National Tenant Organisations have launched their Resolving Complaints Locally guide aimed at "designated persons" tenant panels, councillors and MPs. Get the PDF here.