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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


  • 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 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

% of population reporting ‘good health’

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

A close encounters moment
a Close Encounters moment?

Community housing mutuals who they are
community housing mutuals:who they are




  • ‘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



  • ‘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


‘tenants at the heart of everything we do’


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

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