Equipping housing associations in Wales to be fit for the future

In a post COVID world, if we want to achieve our vision of ‘A Wales where good housing is a basic right for all’, we need new ways of thinking and new ways of working. 

That’s why we’ve launched Alcemi. 

Our Alcemi programme tackles both the structural issues that require policy and funding change but also seeks to build capacity and foster a culture of collaboration and innovation to do things differently.

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Alcemi has 3 strands:

Influencing to build a better future

Our Influencing for a Better Future programme kicked off in July when we ran a number of sessions with the over 100 housing association colleagues and tenants to identify the biggest challenge standing on our way to achieve our vision of a Wales where good housing is a basic right for all.

Some of the challenges will be further explored as part of our Innovation work, but many of the challenges and solutions around structural issues that require policy and funding change have made it into ‘Home’, our manifesto for the Welsh Senedd Election in 2021.

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Influencing for a better future

Innovation

While the Housing Futures programme is on hold, conversations with the sector have highlighted that this area of work is now more important than ever.

We’ve also seen collaboration on a grand scale since the start of the pandemic with members constantly finding new ways of working to continue to deliver services to tenants. 

We’ve been working hard behind the scenes to develop a new programme which meets the original objectives, which will see CHC playing both a facilitating and an enabling role to build capacity and foster a culture of collaboration and innovation to do things differently.

Part of this programme includes piloting an innovation process with Simply Do ideas.

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People Potential

Our People Potential strand will tell the story about what it’s like to work in the Welsh housing sector. The ‘This is Housing’ campaign uses case studies to highlight the range of career opportunities available and the many benefits of working and volunteering in the sector. 

As part of this programme, we will also work with the sector to nurture talent and develop the workforce of the future.

We are running a series of free Leadership Masterclasses for aspiring leaders. Congratulations to the cohort of 16 people from across the sector who were successful with their application.

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