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The Chartered Institute of Housing is the independent voice for housing and the home of professional standards

Welcome to your local CIH page

East Midlands, West Midlands, South West

At the heart of CIH is a membership network that provides access to a wealth of knowledge, expertise and platforms where members can share good practice and learn from one another. Visit this page regularly to find out more about the activities that are taking place near to you and find out more about how you can get involved. We’ve groups the activities together based on events nearest to you, but you can also visit the other areas too to see what else is going on.

With over 2800 members working or based in the West Midlands, East Midlands and South West we’ve developed a range of activities and events near to you, addressing many of the challenges members are facing each day in the workplace. Watch out for the details of the following events coming soon and book your place quickly to avoid disappointment:

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Quick introduction to the regional chairs in your area

Emma Lindley


Emma Lindley, Chair of CIH East Midlands
Keep in the loop about what’s going on in the region by following us on Twitter @CIHEastMidlands



Rishi Spolia


Rishi Spolia, Chair of CIH West Midlands
Keep in the loop about what’s going on in the region by following us on Twitter @CIHWestMidlands



Barbara Shaw


Barbara Shaw, Chair of CIH South West
Keep in the loop about what’s going on in the region by following us on Twitter @CIHSouthWest



Meet your CIH regional manager

Jill AllcoatCIH is pleased to introduce you to the regional manager supporting members and organisations locally. Jill Allcoat, Cert CIH represents CIH within the East and West Midlands and the South West.

Jill has many years of experience working for CIH. Over this time this has included managing some of CIH’s routes to membership, promoting careers in housing and working with colleagues and board members to develop and deliver services to CIH members across the UK and more locally in the regions in England.

Jill said “I’m so delighted to have this new opportunity with CIH. It is such a crucial time to be part of the CIH membership community. Housing is so high on the political agenda and the range of challenges facing our members and housing professionals are facing is vast. We recognise that many of these challenges are common across the regions, but we also recognise that some issues vary substantial across the regions. As such CIH is committed to working with members and organisations to help promote and maintain professional standards across the sector and to help housing professionals to be the best they can. I’m delighted to be out talking to housing organisations in the Midlands and South West and working with our local regional boards in engaging with members and local organisations to deliver a truly valuable local offer.

Whether you are a new CIH member, an employer in the region or thinking about joining or engaging more with CIH please do get in touch. I’d love to hear from you

Introducing some of the local member champions

The CIH member champion network is a network of members throughout the UK who work in housing organisations near to you! Member champions can help answer questions you may have about CIH membership, provide details of forthcoming events and CIH services, including courses and qualifications.

Say hello to some of the regional member champions:

Rachel ParkinEast Midlands

Name: Rachel Parkin CIHM
Job title: Senior home choices officer
Organisation: West Lindsey District Council
Length of membership: 2 years
Contact via:

Eden BaileyWest Midlands

Name: Eden Bailey CIHCM
Title: Quality team manager
Organisation: WM Group
Length of membership: 9 years
Contact via:

Mel BrainSouth West

Name: Mel Brain FCIH
Job title: Head of housing strategy & partnerships
Organisation: Cornwall Council
Length of membership: 22 years
Contact via:


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The CIH webinar series covers a variety of topics - ranging from practical housing management sessions and high-level policy discussions to webinars designed to support your professional development. Free for members and just £20+VAT for non-members, they're a great way to boost your knowledge and skills.

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