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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Contacts Information

For more information contact
Alison Freeman - CWAG Policy Officer


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.