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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

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State of the nations cch conference keith edwards cih cymru july 2014

State of the NationsCCH ConferenceKeith Edwards CIH Cymru July 2014


Outline

outline

  • Wales is different

  • Mutuals & Co-ops

  • future challenges


Wales is different

Walesis different

….. but common challenges

  • Not enough affordable homes

  • quality– especially private rented

  • not enough money

  • tenants under pressure: low wages, welfare reform

  • housing associations under pressure: more for less

  • the end of participation?


Wales is different1

Wales is different

  • Partnership Working

  • Equality & Social Justice

  • Housing = Government Priority

  • ‘social’ Housing = a good thing:

    #CouncilHomeChat #4SocialHousing

  • Innovation in challenging times

    Mutuals and Co-ops


Community mutuals

Community mutuals

Stock Transfer

WHQS

WHQS plus

if you’re going to do it, do it well:

1.local local jobs / regeneration

2. community ownership


Community mutuals what they are

community mutuals:what they are

  • Model Rules: Cobbetts / Wales Co-op Centre)

    - all tenants can choose to be members

    - assets ‘belong’ to tenants

    - community regen= constitutional obligation

    - dynamic – local devolution

    - based on Co-operative Principles

  • Board: tenants / LA reps / local ‘independents’


Community housing mutuals where they are

community housing mutuals:where they are


D evolution referendum 1997

devolution referendum 1997


G eneral election 2010

general election 2010


State of the nations cch conference keith edwards cih cymru july 2014

referendum 2011: extending powers


State of the nations cch conference keith edwards cih cymru july 2014

% of population reporting ‘good health’


Location of long term illness

Location of long term illness


State of the nations cch conference keith edwards cih cymru july 2014

pupils failing to reach level 4 at Key Stage 2 (average for English and Maths)


Index of multiple deprivation 2008

index of multiple deprivation 2008


Demand for debt advice services

demand for debt advice services


South wales coalfield

South Wales coalfield


A close encounters moment

a Close Encounters moment?


Community housing mutuals who they are

community housing mutuals:who they are

Blaenavon

Pontypool

Cwmbran

  • ‘social enterprise run by staff and members ‘

  • public service ethos - provide support for people who need it

  • partnership with residents and the Council

  • maximise community benefits including local jobs & skills – in house

  • open to all tenants, leaseholders and homeowners living in Torfaen


Community housing mutuals who they are1

community housing mutuals:who they are

Rhondda Valleys

Pontypridd

Aberdare

  • ‘more than a landlord’

  • membership open to tenants’ families and local residents.

  • constitutional commitment to community involvement and regeneration

  • innovative multi-million pound procurement process


Community housing mutuals who they are2

community housing mutuals:who they are

Ebbw Vale

Tredegar

‘tenants at the heart of everything we do’

Neath

Port Talbot

‘no one knows communities better than the people who live there’


Outcomes the can do toolkit 1

Outcomes:the Can Do Toolkit 1

  • targeted recruitment

    & training

  • core requirement

  • WG grants

  • direction of travel

    - UK and Europe

  • it works

  • it’s free


Outcomes the can do toolkit 2

Outcomes:the Can Do Toolkit 2

  • SME Friendly procurement

  • improve client side skills

  • simplify procurement

  • upskill SMEs


A rebirth of co op housing

a rebirth of co-op housing?

  • Ministerial commitment – 500 new homes

  • Emergence of community mutuals

  • Housing and Regeneration

  • Labour & Co-op driven ….

    but X Party support

  • Expertise: CCH and Wales Co-op Centre

  • It’s happening!


Pilot schemes

Pilot Schemes

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.


Pilot schemes1

Pilot Schemes

Carmarthenshire – Funding of £851,150 for 27 co-operative Shared Equity houses being developed by the Council in partnership with Gwalia Housing Associationin Carmarthen.


Pilot schemes2

Pilot Schemes

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.


Future challenges

Future Challenges

Wales is a different country

  • no longer ‘England . . . and Wales’

  • we’re not Scotland

  • confidence and capacity

  • Wales and innovation:

    surely some mistake?


Future challenges1

Future Challenges

Welsh Co-operative and Mutual Commission

Achieving a step change:

- education for co-operation

- advice support and development

- investment finance

- land and assets

- procurement

- intelligence and innovation

- networks and advocacy


Revolutions start here

revolutions start here!

‘Our part of the world is famous as a crucible of economic, social and environmental transformation … the Industrial Revolution … the Chartist Movement … the National Health Service’

GENuS consortium


Diolch yn fawr thank you

diolchynfawrthank you

[email protected]

07990 887 895

@KeithEdwardsCIH


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