The Centre for Housing and Support (CHS)

The Centre for Housing and Support (known to our friends as ‘The CHS’) exists primarily to offer training and qualification courses to professionals involved in Housing and Housing-related Support Services.

Our ethos, and that of the EAC match well; both of us celebrate the very best in housing for older, and often vulnerable, people.  We could have chosen almost any of today’s wonderful awards to support, but we had to make a choice, so we are proud to present today, the award for “Retirement Housing Schemes of 30-33 units”.

We deliver qualification programmes in Housing Practice, Supporting Homeless People, Awareness of Dementia, Dementia Care and Telecare Services. Our Higher Education programmes, which currently include our Foundation Degree in Housing and the Foundation Degree in Independent Living, continue to develop to meet the new challenges that housing organisations face.

Our courses are validated by the Chartered Institute of Housing, City & Guilds, NCFE or the University of Plymouth, so you know that someone taught by the CHS has shown the ultimate skill and professionalism in gaining their qualification.

We also offer an accreditation scheme for quality services called the CHS Service Excellence Standards. This is an independent quality award – somewhat like a ‘kite’ mark – for organisations and services providing support to many different client groups and settings.

The CHS will continue to contribute to the professionalism of the wonderful staff who support people just like our audience here today. We congratulate all today’s winners, all of whose awards are richly deserved.