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community housing mutuals Keith Edwards CIH Cymru, November 2013

community housing mutuals Keith Edwards CIH Cymru, November 2013. outline. c ommunity housing mutuals - what they are - where they are - why they are - who they are taking stock – the story so far f uture challenges. community housing mutuals : what they are.

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community housing mutuals Keith Edwards CIH Cymru, November 2013

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  1. community housing mutualsKeith EdwardsCIH Cymru, November 2013

  2. outline • community housing mutuals - what they are - where they are - why they are - who they are • taking stock – the story so far • future challenges

  3. community housing mutuals:what they are • Made in Wales stock transfer - accountability - community regeneration • Rules: IPS or CLG (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’

  4. community housing mutuals: what they are Co-operativePrinciples 1. Open membership 2. Democratic Member Control3. Members' Economic Participation4. Autonomy and Independence5. Education, Training and Information6. Co-operation among Co-operatives7. Concern for Community

  5. community housing mutuals:where they are

  6. devolution referendum 1997

  7. general election 2010

  8. referendum 2011: extending powers

  9. % of population reporting ‘good health’

  10. Location of long term illness

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

  12. index of multiple deprivation 2008

  13. demand for debt advice services

  14. South Wales coalfield

  15. a Close Encounters moment?

  16. 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

  17. community housing mutuals:why they are • the acceptable face of transfer – especially for Labour • no viable Plan B / investment logjam • Government support • accountability is the key • realism - no idealised notions of community but - neither have communities mutated / degenerated in 30 years

  18. 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

  19. 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

  20. 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’

  21. taking stock: the story so far • WHQS: £3 Billion • 11 of 22 councils transferred: - 4.5 mutuals - others ‘quack & walk’ like mutuals • A more mixed social housing economy • transfers out perform LAs and traditional RSLs - WHQS investment - community regeneration • WHQS Plus – standard for housing & beyond • rebirth for housing co-ops?

  22. WHQS plus The i2i / Savills reports: if you’re going to do it, do it well: 1.local local jobs / regeneration 2. community ownership

  23. the Can Do Toolkit 1 • TR&T - targeted • recruitment and • training • core requirement • it’s legal • it works • it’s free

  24. the Can Do Toolkit 2 • SME Friendly procurement • improve client side skills • simplify procurement • upskill SMEs

  25. 4 years on…? • 3,765job and training opportunities across Wales • Conditions of Welsh Government Grants • Welsh Government double default - ‘core’ requirement - jobs and training • Not just construction!

  26. a rebirth of co-op housing? 500 new affordable co-operative homes • Newport–£650,000 for 20 co-operative Shared Ownership houses / Seren Group • Cardiff- £408k for 10 Co-operative Social Rent homes / Cadwyn HA • Carmarthenshire - £851k for 27 Cooperative Shared Equity / Gwalia Group …… and many more coming through

  27. future challenges • Main programmes delivered • local government reorganisation – the end of co-terminosity • Not many green shoots – and welfare reform! • Welsh Government – a distinct and developing narrative • Agents of local and long term change

  28. future challenges ‘localism without resources – or centralism as we used to call it’ Tim Williams

  29. Wales is a different country • no longer ‘England . . . and Wales’ • we’re not Scotland • confidence and capacity • can new Revolutionsstart here?

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