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ARCH annual report


The ARCH annual report for 2015-16 is now available to view.


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Minister visits Wandsworth Council to mark 100th anniversary of the dawn of social housing

New Housing Minister Esther McVey met housing estate residents in Battersea on 31 July during a visit to a new Wandsworth Council home building scheme that’s providing 57 new council homes for local people to rent.

Latest news from the Housing Ombudsman

The Housing Ombudsman has published the latest copy of their newsletter including details of the announcement of a new Ombudsman, a new three-year plan and details of new videos and workshops on handling repairs complaints.

Rotherham MBC marks one hundred years of council housing

The Tenants’ Open Day, an annual event in Rotherham, this year became even more important as the Council marked one hundred years of council housing in the borough, and across the country.

2019 ARCH/NFA Welfare Reform Survey results published

The fourth annual Welfare Reform survey from ARCH and the National Federation of ALMOs (NFA) shows that households on Universal Credit are still significantly more likely to have housing debt than those on Housing Benefit and Universal Credit is draining cash and resources from already hard-pressed councils and their ALMOs.

ARCH Tenants Group representative to Chair the 'See the Person' Campaign Tenant Committee

Congratulations to Martyn Lund, tenant representative from Kettering Borough Council and representative of the ARCH Tenant Group on the 'See the Person' Campaign following his election as Chair of the Campaign's Tenant Leadership Committee.

Sheffield City Council tenant John Kite stars in BBC feature celebrating 100 years of council housing

ARCH Tenants Group member and Sheffield City Council tenant representative, John Kite featured in a BBC news programme celebrating 100 years of council housing.

Communities Secretary underlines commitment to a new generation of council housing

Speaking at the recent Local Government Association annual conference on 2 July, Communities Secretary James Brokenshire once again underlined his commitment to deliver a new generation of council housing.

Book your free places at this year’s exciting Tenants Conference

Bookings are now being taken for this year’s ARCH Tenants’ Group conference in Bridlington on Thursday 3 October 2019.

ARCH Tenants Group welcomes new members

The ARCH Tenants Group held its Annual General Meeting on Monday 17 June and confirmed nominations to the Group and election of the Chair and Vice-Chair for the next two years.

Addison Woods – create a centenary woodland with the help of the Woodland Trust

To celebrate the centenary of the Addison Act and the birth of council housing the Woodland Trust is offering free trees to residents’ groups in time for the winter planting season.

West Lancashire Borough Council celebrates 100 years of council housing

2019 marks 100 years of social housing and West Lancashire Borough Council is asking for help from its tenants to celebrate this anniversary.

Residential Burglary Taskforce

The Government has established a Residential Burglary Task Force that is driving work to tackle residential burglary.

Balconies on residential buildings – fire risk advice

Following a recent fire on a private residential block of flats in Barking Riverside, the Government has issued an Advice Note for residents and building owners on the risks arising from balconies on residential buildings, warning that balconies made with combustible materials are a potential source of rapid fire spreading on external walls of residential buildings.

Housing Secretary says ‘trust councils to deliver a new generation of council housing’

Following the scrapping of the Housing Revenue Account borrowing cap, in a speech at the Chartered Institute of Housing Conference in Manchester, Housing Secretary James Brokenshire said 'councils should be trusted to deliver a new generation of council housing'.

Entries open for the ARCH Community Champion Award

The ARCH Community Champion Award is a special ARCH award to recognise the dedication, willingness, inspiration and devotion that our tenants freely give to others and it is hoped that this can motivate others or give them examples of things that they can do in their own community.

ARCH Tenants Group AGM

The ARCH Tenants Group will hold its Annual General Meeting on Monday 17 June at the offices of the National Council for Voluntary Organisations and will elect its membership for the following 2 years.

2019 ARCH Tenants' Conference: Attendee information available

Attendee information is now available for the 2019 ARCH Tenants' Conference

Tenants plan the 2019 ARCH Tenant Conference

Members of the ARCH Tenants’ Group have met to finalise the programme for the 2019 ARCH Tenant Conference, to be held in Bridlington on 3 October 2019.

2019 ARCH/NFA Welfare Reform Survey

This year’s annual ARCH/NFA Welfare Reform survey is now out for completion.

Home Office 'Fire Kills' Campaign

The Home Office has launched a new 'Fire Kills' advertising campaign to raise awareness of everyday fire risks that are present in the home and encourage all householders in England to test their smoke alarms regularly.

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