Celebrating 40 years of bchs

A day of celebrations was held to mark 40 years of bchs in the West Midlands.

bchs, now part of Accord Housing Association, was launched in the late 1970s, with the aim of developing and delivering a unique housing management service, which to date, has supported more than 50 housing co-operatives and community-controlled housing projects.

To mark this milestone, bchs Accord staff held a garden party during Co-op Fortnight for its Co-operative Members. The event was an opportunity to celebrate what can be achieved when organisations and communities co-operate.

Jacqui Rooker, Co-operative Manager at bchs Accord said: “Accord continues to actively support and promote co-operative principles and is proud to be a leader in the housing sector on this type of tenure.

“We believe this unique approach to housing builds stronger societies, in which people take control of their own communities. We are very proud to celebrate 40 years of bchs and are looking forward to the next 40.”

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