3 years ago, the CCH developed the Community Gateway Model to enable small scale community and co-operative activity within large scale housing organisations. The theoretical background to setting up a Community Gateway Association was set out in 2002 in the Empowering Communities report, published by CCH, Chartered Institute of Housing and Co-ops UK.
- Easy Guide to the Community Gateway
- General introduction on Community Gateway
- Empowering Communities in Preston
- Preston Launch
- FAQ (frequently asked questions)
- Update January 2007: Now we are four!
- Update July 2005
Regular progress bulletins on the gateway model can be found at the website of the The Chartered Institute of Housing.
Community Gateway & Mutual Network Weekend
[March 2008] 77 delegates from the 6 Community Gateways & Mutuals attended a recent weekend event at Trafford Hall, hosted through the CCH.
It was the first time that tenants and staff from all 6 organisations (Bron Afon Community Housing, Greenfields Community Housing, Phoenix Community Housing, Preston Community Gateway, RCT Homes & Watford Community Housing Trust) had come together, and it was an enjoyable and informative event.
A key decision taken at the weekend was to confirm the formation of a Community Gateway & Mutual Network to provide a forum for Community Gateways and Mutuals to network with each other.
Now we are four!
[January 2007] Three more positive ballots have meant that Preston Community Gateway will be joined by Watford Community Housing Trust, Phoenix Community Housing and Greenfields Community Homes - three further Community Gateways in Watford, Lewisham (Bellingham and Downham estates) and Braintree respectively.