As part of the recruitment process for CEHL's new Managing Director, the CEHL Board requested the Co-op Program Committee (CPC) to provide member insights into the Program.
 
CPC reflected on the experiences of their own co-ops, previous engagement work and CEHL’s strategic priorities.

They drafted some statements they believe reflect member’s views on three themes:
  • The Future
  • Communications + Engagement
  • Membership
 
CPC will collate and present the feedback from this survey to the new Managing Director.  This will help them gain a deeper understanding of your priorities and perspectives.

The survey will close 25 October 2021
 
The following terms are used in the statements:
Member co-op = your co-op, the one you live in.   
Co-op member = this is you.

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* 1. Are you completing this survey as  ...

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* 2. The Future
  • We need to celebrate what makes co-op housing better than other forms of affordable and social housing
  • Co-op members want the Program to be strong, viable and sustainable
  • Our co-op members are ageing, and their needs are changing. The program should explore alternative housing models that meet the needs of all
  • Our stock 'houses' are ageing, maintenance is an issue that concerns co-op members
  • Continued security of tenure and affordable rents are very important to co-op members
  • There are operational challenges that impact the relationship member co-ops have with CEHL
  • Education and training pathways for co-op members to prepare them for participating as active members

  Strongly agree Agree Neutral - neither agree nor disagree Disagree Strongly disagree
Please rate how much you agree or disagree with the Future themed statements

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* 3. Communication + Engagement
  • Member co-ops want to participate in decision making, they don’t always feel heard or see how their feedback has influenced decisions
  • Member co-ops and their members don’t always feel they know what is happening with the Program and CEHL
  • Some co-op members don’t feel like they are part of the co-op movement or the CEHL community

  Strongly agree Agree Neutral - neither agree nor disagree Disagree Strongly disagree
Please rate how much you agree or disagree with the theme Communication + Engagement

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* 4. Membership
  • There needs to be more support to increase the capacity of co-op members to participate in their co-ops
  • We need to be recruiting co-op members who are dedicated to the Program principles, have appropriate skills, and are committed to active participation. Recruiting from the Victorian Housing Register (VHR) can be a barrier to this being achieved
  • A flexible approach to active participation needs to be encouraged

  Strongly agree Agree Neutral - neither agree nor disagree Disagree Strongly disagree
Please rate how much you agree or disagree with the theme Membership
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