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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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.


What's New

CWAG Project with Tpas - Tenant Engagement Good Practice Toolkit 

CWAG has commissioned Tpas to undertake a piece of work looking specifically at the way tenant engagement is delivered where this function has been delegated to an ALMO. The project will inform a good practice toolkit. The primary audience is council officers responsible for setting the strategic direction on engagement and those involved in managing the ALMO. The project will also be of interest to ALMOs and tenants. More

Response to the Social Housing Green Paper likely to be September 

The housing sector has been awaiting the publication of the Government’s response to the Social Housing Green Paper “A new deal for social housing”. The consultation was published in August last year and responses closed in November. In her speech to the Institute of Housing Conference, Theresa May took the opportunity to indicate that the Government’s response would not be published until September.