State of the Nations CCH Conference Keith Edwards CIH Cymru July 2014. outline. Wales is different Mutuals & Co-ops f uture challenges. Wales is different. ….. but common challenges Not enough affordable homes q uality – especially private rented n ot enough money
….. but common challenges
Mutuals and Co-ops
if you’re going to do it, do it well:
1.local local jobs / regeneration
2. community ownership
- all tenants can choose to be members
- assets ‘belong’ to tenants
- community regen= constitutional obligation
- dynamic – local devolution
- based on Co-operative Principles
referendum 2011: extending powers
% of population reporting ‘good health’
pupils failing to reach level 4 at Key Stage 2 (average for English and Maths)
‘tenants at the heart of everything we do’
‘no one knows communities better than the people who live there’
- UK and Europe
but X Party support
Newport– Funding of £650,000 for 20 Shared Ownership co-operative houses within a mixed tenure development by theSeren Group on Loftus Gardens on ex-Pirelli site.
Carmarthenshire – Funding of £851,150 for 27 co-operative Shared Equity houses being developed by the Council in partnership with Gwalia Housing Associationin Carmarthen.
Cardiff – Funding of £408,000 for Cadwyn Housing Association to deliver a further 10 co-operative social rent properties within their ‘Garden Village’ style Ely Farm housing development. The plan already includes 31 homes for social rent – total 41 Co-operative Homes – Houses and Flats.
Wales is a different country
surely some mistake?
Welsh Co-operative and Mutual Commission
Achieving a step change:
- education for co-operation
- advice support and development
- investment finance
- land and assets
- intelligence and innovation
- networks and advocacy
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