Steve Patching; Munday + Cramer’s Property Manager has recently been appointed as a new board member of the Eastern Region of the Chartered Institute of Housing. Steve’s three-year term will begin in May 2016 following the CIH’s main AGM.
The CIH is the independent voice for housing and the home of professional standards. Formed in 1916, for 100 years the CIH has devoted its work ensuring everyone has a decent, affordable home in a thriving, safe community.
As the professional body for housing, their work is rooted in three main objectives – to support the housing sector to learn, improve and influence. The activities they carry out centre around providing individuals and organisations with opportunities to develop their knowledge, driving up standards and skills within the housing sector, and championing housing with decision-makers and the media to shape the future of the industry.
Steve notes that regionally, the board looks to bring together the housing sector through understanding its fundamental needs through information gathering and shared best practice, facilitating debate at a local level and promoting excellent standards in the delivery of housing services.
Steve’s role as a board member will bring Munday + Cramer closer to the real issues facing housing organisations; both within the public and private sector, and he notes that his wide range of experience across housing management, sales and marketing will further add to the strong board in place.