Excellence through bespoke services  The CCH helps co-operative and mutual housing organisations develop their excellence through our bespoke service delivery. We support our member and other organisations deal with the day to day issues you face, to help you face current challenges as well as making the most of your opportunities. Together we build stronger conditions for our sector to grow and thrive.

CCH Centre for Excellence  CCH Training Timetable 2016 for housing co-op members.  For further details, please contact train@cch.coop

Training and support for co-ops  We provide training and support for co-ops that covers a wide range of areas as outlined in the downloadable training document; these can either be delivered in ‘bite size’ workshop sessions or half / full day sessions.  We can provide training on site (at your co-op) or at an alternative venue if you prefer.

Reviews and development for mutuals  The CCH carries out reviews and development work and provides other support to mutual and other similar housing organisations.  We have worked with housing organisations to develop mutuality, tenant and resident involvement, governance and other areas.

Developing new co-operative and mutual homes  The CCH provides support services to communities, local authorities, housing associations and others who wish to develop new co-operative and mutual homes.  We can assist with early visualisation of new schemes; business planning and working out appropriate tenures and models to meet the needs of partners; working out how the co-operative aspect of new schemes can work; pointing to how founder members of new co-op schemes can be identified; and working with founder members to shape new co-ops and mutuals.

To discuss your training, development and other support needs, please get in touch with us on info@cch.coop  The CCH charges our member organisations £550 plus VAT per day for our development and support work and £650 plus VAT per day for non-member organisations.

The CCH / NHF Code of Governance for Housing Co-operatives assists co-ops and mutuals to put governance principles into practice.  Governance is about defining the goals and standards of organisations and ensuring effective management and other structures to achieve those goals and standards whilst enabling viability and compliance with the law, regulations and constitutions.

Accreditation for Housing Co-operatives  The CCH’s accreditation system for housing co-ops enables co-ops to review their governance and other systems against a governance checklist that has been developed from many years experience of how housing co-ops work.  Recognising that all co-ops are different and have developed locally to meet local needs, the accreditation system is about co-ops considering the issues it needs to consider and making informed and democratic decisions that deliver the best solutions for governing the co-op and delivering services.

Accreditation for Co-operative Service Providers  The CCH’s accreditation system for service providers aims to ensure the quality of services provided to housing co‐ops by specialist secondary co-ops, housing associations and individual consultants.  Our accreditation system gives comforts to housing co‐ops that accredited service providers  are effective and have a full knowledge and experience of how to work with housing co‐ops, particularly in relation to meeting Regulatory Standards for those co‐ops registered with the Social Housing Regulator.

To register for accreditation, please contact us at accreditation@cch.coop