Governance at NCHA

NCHA’s Board directs and controls the work of the Group and sets our corporate strategy. The Board ensures that we keep our customers and our communities at the heart of our plans and that we deliver on these.

The work of our Committees

NCHA’s Board has established formal committees to work on its behalf and regularly report back on their activities. These Committees are:

  • Our Audit and Risk Committee which oversees audit, risk and confidential reporting matters - for example relating to fraud or whistle-blowing.
  • Our Care Committee which monitors the quality of our care and support services and ensures that we meet relevant standards and regulations.
  • Our Governance Committee which makes sure we comply with housing regulation and governance best practice.
  • Our Customer Committee is being launched in 2020. This new Committee will monitor our service delivery to customers, help set our service standards and oversee our resident scrutiny function.

Code of Governance, Governance Kitemark and Regulator of Social Housing (RSH)

Logo: Governance Framework Quality Mark.NCHA has adopted the National Housing Federation’s Code of Governance (2015) which makes sure we follow best practice in how we are governed. This guides us in many ways. For example, in making sure our Board has the right skills to fulfil its duties, and that Board Members are recruited fairly and properly appraised.

NCHA regularly commissions an independent review of our governance arrangements. On our last review in 2019, ICSA and the Governance Forum awarded NCHA the Governance Framework Quality Mark for governance excellence, which is an accreditation we will retain until 2022.

NCHA is a Registered Provider of Social Housing, which means we are registered with and regulated by the Regulator (RSH). The Regulator has given us a G1/V1 rating for Governance and Financial Viability, which is the top rating available.

Governance