Partners, David Alcock and Sarah Patrice, have been involved in reviewing the new Code of Governance for community-led housing, published on 21 May 2021 by the Confederation for Coop Housing. The code will help enable community-led housing organisations to govern themselves well and give the assurance that communities, funders and (importantly) the Regulator of Social Housing need.

As the code itself explains, 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;
  • the risks that might prevent the organisation from achieving its aims.

David Alcock said:

"Good governance makes good business sense. It is about organisational vision, mission, clarity of purpose, control and effectiveness. The new code will help community-led housing organisations achieve those things, and we are delighted to have been able to contribute."

Read a copy of the Code of Governance 2021 here.