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The Confederation of Co-operative Housing (CCH) has launched its Code of Governance for community led housing organisations 2021.  The Code says that good governance is about defining and reviewing:

  • what an organisation is – what is it there to achieve? what is its mission? what are its vision and values?
  • the structures, standards, policies, strategies and financial and other arrangements which will result in the organisation achieving its aims and
  • the risks that might prevent the organisation from achieving its aims.

The Code sets out five principles of governance for community led housing organisations:

  1. clarity of purpose and values
  2. community accountability
  3. effective leadership and control
  4. effective and clear delivery and
  5. strong systems of control and audit.

The CCH has also published new Governance and Management Guidance for Co-operative and Community Led Housing.  The guidance provides a checklist of governance and management elements that organisations need to consider, with definitions of what makes an excellent organisation and what makes a dysfunctional organisation.