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ARCH annual report


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


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Tenant articles

Tenants Group hear details of Stevenage’ tenant scrutiny arrangements

The ARCH Tenants Group held their first meeting of the New Year on 8 January at the Chartered Institute of Housing offices in London and received a presentation from tenant representatives at Stevenage outlining the local tenant scrutiny arrangements at the council.

Tenants invited to comment on future of social housing

The government have published an on-line feedback questionnaire to offer an opportunity for all council, housing association and housing co-op tenants to express their views on key issues and concerns related to social housing.

Training for residents living in high rise communities

Trafford Hall (the National Communities Resource Centre) are offering a series of training courses aimed at residents of high rise communities.

More news from the ARCH Tenant Group

The ARCH Tenant Group welcome Gez Kinsella as the new Tenant Group Facilitator.

ARCH Tenant Group representatives hit the headlines

Read all about our recent news headline impacts.

News from the ARCH Tenant Group

The latest meeting of the ARCH Tenants Group took place on 6 November with a packed agenda and lots of discussion on the latest government policy announcements and progress on developing a National Tenants Voice with guest speaker Nic Bliss from the National Tenants Organisations.

Tenants meeting with Housing Minister cancelled

DCLG have cancelled a number of proposed resident engagement meetings between the Housing Minister and tenants arranged following the Grenfell Tower fire.

Members of ARCH Tenants' Group attend meetings with Housing Minister

The Chair and 2 other members of the ARCH Tenant Group will be attending the resident engagement meeting with the Housing Minister on 1 November.

Housing Green Paper announced

Communities Secretary Sajid Javid has announced the government’s intention to bring forward a Housing Green Paper on social housing in England – a wide ranging, top-to-bottom review of the issues facing the sector, the Secretary of State promises it will be the most substantial report of its kind for a generation.

Households in temporary accommodation up again

Latest figures released by DCLG show that 78,180 households were living in temporary accommodation on 30 June 2017 – up 7% on a year earlier, and up 63% on the low of 48,010 at 31 December 2010.

And this year’s ARCH Community Champion Award winner is...

Congratulations to Jackie Hacker from Stevenage Borough Council, who was announced as the winner of the 2017 ARCH Community Champion Award at this year’s ARCH Tenants Conference.

ARCH Tenants Conference 2017

On the 20 September just under 100 people took part in this year’s ARCH Tenants conference kindly hosted by Birmingham City Council at the historic Council House.

Grenfell Tower Public Inquiry opens

The Public Inquiry into the tragic fire at Grenfell Tower has formally opened.

Review of Building Regulations & Fire Safety – Call for evidence

The independent Review of Building Regulations & Fire Safety led by Dame Judith Hackitt has issued a call for evidence.

Fair Press for Tenants

Representatives from the ARCH Tenants Group attended the launch of Fair Press for Tenants at Media City UK.

Will Grenfell change attitudes towards rehousing homeless families?

In a comment piece, published in 24 Housing magazine, ARCH Chief Executive John Bibby explores whether one of the lessons for government from the tragic fire at Grenfell Tower will be a better understanding and appreciation of the pressures on those families across the country that find themselves unintentionally homeless.

DCLG publish guide to community rights

DCLG have published a guide to community rights which may be of interest to tenant & resident associations and other community groups.

ARCH & NFA meet NAO to discuss welfare reform survey

Following publication of the results of the latest ARCH/NFA Welfare Reform survey, ARCH and the NFA met with the National Audit Office to discuss the findings of the survey.

Benefit to Society Project update
John Bibby - 03/08/2017

ARCH is supporting the Benefit to Society Project which has been created to tackle the often unfair reporting in the media on social housing and the stigma social housing tenants experience.

Tenant's Conference 2017

Read about this year's Tenant's Conference in Birmingham, and book a place.

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