We are recruiting – Technical Support Coordinator

CHIC is a consortium of social landlords focusing on collaborative asset management solutions (including direct materials procurement) for responsive repairs, planned investment and new development works. Based in Birmingham office, the post holder is responsible for providing support to the CHIC team embracing technical, analytical, financial, administrative and communication related activities. KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES: Centralised Communication Hub Establish a personal profile and good rapport with CHIC’s…

Independent Review of Affordable Housing Supply: Wales

A highly anticipated Welsh government-commissioned review of affordable housing supply was published. The report, which was widely praised by the housing sector but was also taken to task to include a greater emphasis on the role of tenants in decision making, made a series of key recommendations including: The provision of Local Housing Market Assessments (LHMA) based on consistent timetable, data and methodology across housing…

CHIC Leaves Reallies Partnership

After careful consideration by the board and following member consultation, CHIC has now left the Reallies partnership and become an ‘Unaligned Licensee’. CHIC’s members want a wide range of services that CHIC is best positioned to deliver directly. CHIC will continue to work with Reallies, which will support the range of projects already being delivered for CHIC members on existing frameworks. John Fisher, Managing Director

Time to change the approach

Next week, during the CIH Housing Conference we are showcasing our innovative volumetric home. At our recent CHIC annual conference in Worcester, Sir Edward Lister explained  Homes England support for offsite manufacturing during his conference plenary, he stated that Modular is the future for social and affordable home building, and that Homes England will be prioritising modular in supporting social / affordable housing delivery. So,…

Modular is the future for social and affordable homes building

Sir Edward Lister, Chair of Homes England suggested that “Modular is the future for social and affordable homes building”. Speaking at the CHIC Annual Conference and Exhibition Sir Ed advised that Homes England will be prioritising modular in supporting social / affordable housing delivery. He also suggested that “young people are not interested “in traditional building work” and that modular meets the right price points…