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CWAG is grouping of local authorities that have set up ALMOs (Arms Length Management Organisations) to manage their council housing stock. The group brings together local authority housing practitioners and is a Special Interest Group of the Local Government Association.

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The spring General Meeting is cancelled due to the evolving situation with COVID19 we will now look to meet later in the year in the autumn.

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For more information contact
Alison Freeman - CWAG Policy Officer

cwag.info@manchester.gov.uk

Welcome to the Councils with ALMOs website

Councils with ALMOs Group (CWAG) is the representative body of stock owning local authorities whose stock is managed by ALMOs.

 

CWAG began as an informal grouping of council officers meeting to share good practice and provide mutual support in the early days of the establishment of the ALMO model. In 2007 the group moved to formalise its structure and role becoming a Special Interest Group (SIG) of the Local Government Association. Since then the group has been working to ensure that the interests of councils with ALMOs are fully recognised in wider policy proposals and debates.

A key role of CWAG is to ensure that the specific interests of councils as owners and landlords are represented. The Group also has an important role in terms of providing access to practical support, training and networking. From the outset, the group has retained a non- political stance, focussing on practical support to council officers on operational and policy issues.