CCH Code of Governance

CCH Code of Governance

Governance is about ensuring that an organisation complies with its constitution and the law. It is the task of defining the goals and standards of an organisation and ensuring that there are effective management and other structures that will enable it to achieve those goals and standards and be a viable business.

The CCH / NHF Code of Governance for Housing Co-operatives aims to assist housing co-operatives put the principles of good governance into practice. Good governance is more than good practice – it is good business too. It is about organisational vision, mission, clarity of purpose and effectiveness. As such good governance enhances organisational reputation and ensures better results are achieved.


CCH Governance and Management Guidance for Co-operative and Community Led Housing

CCH’s Governance and Management Guidance is designed to support good governance and management in new or existing co-operative and community-led housing organisations.  It is intended to be of use by the governing bodies, their members, their staff and other staff working to support the sector and other partners.  It provides a checklist of governance and management elements that organisations need to consider – with definitions of what makes an excellent organisation and what makes a dysfunctional organisation.  Hopefully most organisations will lie in between!

Good governance is a journey – and the checklist is intended to help governing bodies identify what areas they may need to focus on. The CCH periodically produces specific guidance for our members on individual parts of this guidance.  This is located in the member area of the CCH website.

new co-operative and community led homes

New co-operative and community-led homes

The CCH works with communities, local authorities and housing associations to develop new co-operative and community-led housing schemes. Our basic guide for those interested in exploring development of new co‑operative and community-led homes (eg. communities, local authorities, housing associations, housing co-ops and others) is available for download here.

The evidence base for this document can be found here.


Mutuality and accountability in the housing association sector

Mutuality and accountability in the housing association sector

Mutuality and accountability in the housing association sector is a report on the Mutual Governance – Mutual Outcomes project – a research review working with 7 mutual housing associations and the University of Birmingham.   Download report here.