Please note: ccha will be opening its new office at 29 Sheldon Street, Croydon CR0 1SS for appointments only from 13 March 2023. Please see news article for information on how to book an appointment.

We’ve moved & you’re invited!

Our offices are opening for appointments only from Monday 13 March 2023

We are finally moving in! Our new office will be open for appointments from Monday 13 March, and we are pleased to be welcoming you back. Staff will be working from a combination of the office and remotely so please make sure you book your appointment before attending to make sure they are available to see you. You can book your appointment by calling 0800 054 6710 or emailing

You’re invited to our Resident Open Event

We are also inviting you to our first resident open event in over 3 years. The event will be taking place at the end of March and first week of April and is first come, first served. Please RSVP by the 13 March 2023 letting us know your preferred date, time and how many of your family are attending. This is a great opportunity to have a look around the office and meet our staff, contractors, and Board members. If you have any transport or dietary requirements, please let us know when RSVPing.

Our new office, which is smaller and owned by us, will help us save money each year enabling us to invest more in our services to you.

We are excited to see you in person again and hope you can attend the event.

27, 28, 30, 31 March
3, 4, 5, 6 April

Time slots available
Morning: 10am-12pm
Afternoon: 2pm-4pm

ccha, 29 Sheldon Street, Croydon CR0 1SS


Email  or call 0800 054 6710 by Monday 13 March with information on how many of your family are attending, your preferred date and time slot and if you have any dietary or transport requirements.

Please note, if we are over or under subscribed for certain dates, we may contact you to invite you to a different date. Although we are mostly out of the pandemic, if you do feel unwell, we ask you to not attend the office for the safety of other residents and staff. 

To find out how to access the new office, please download our guide.

Dear Residents,

Thank you for your patience and we apologise for the delay in completing the transfer review. This has been due to staff shortages in our Neighbourhoods Team and we have now recruited a temporary member of staff to assist us.

You may have received a text from us recently regarding your transfer application detailing next steps such as if you need to reapply. You should receive details advising of your banding and place on the waiting list no later than 31 March 2023.

If you are waiting for a transfer and have not heard from a member of the team by call or text, please email with details and someone will get back to you within 5 working days.

Again, thank you for your patience with this matter.

This month we cover ways you can get extra money and save on some purchases.

Cost of Living Payments

Last month the Government announced approximate dates for the Cost of Living payments in 2023.

Exact payment windows are still to be announced, but will follow the below schedule:

Pre-paid metres

If you are on a pre-paid energy metre, you may be one of the 30% of users who aren’t claiming their energy grant. Get in contact with your energy company to ensure your contact details are up to date and you are getting a voucher to use towards your energy. This ends in March, so don’t wait!


Emmaus supports more than 850 people who have experience homelessness. Their shops offer appliances and furniture at a reduced rate, helping you fit your home with the essentials at a lower cost. You can find your local shop by visiting their website and if you would like a referral for further discount, please contact Jane on

Help for Households

If you are struggling to make ends meet, you can visit Help for Households to find out if you are entitled to any extra benefits or support. You could get 50% off transport costs if you claim Universal Credit or get support for childcare and information on how to claim free school meals.

If you need any support with referrals to food banks, counselling or help with accessing benefits, please contact our Welfare & Debt Advice Officer, Jane White, by emailing

We are pleased to introduce ccha’s latest housing development, Millen Court, which completed on 27th July 2022. The opening ceremony was held on 10th August, which saw the Chair of ccha officially open the development and welcome the residents and homeowners.  

Located on the popular Brighton Road in Purley, Millen Court is perfectly positioned for shopping, as well as travel into the city or out into the countryside. It offers 18 1–3-bedroom apartments to local residents, available through Shared Ownership or London Affordable Rent.  

At the opening ceremony, we were joined by Chartwell Vision, who built the development, Red Loft Sales who work with ccha on all sales and resales, as well as ccha stakeholders. We were pleased to welcome some new residents who had moved in and some homeowners who were due to move in shortly.  

A big welcome to all at Millen Court! We have just one apartment available, you can find out more information here.  

Just one week to go until we leave Norfolk House!

Friday 14th October will be the last day residents can meet our staff at Norfolk House.

From 17th October onwards, you can still write to us at Norfolk House or drop keys off, however staff will be working remotely or in satellite offices. You can reach us by email or phone during this time.

Keep an eye on our website and social media for updates and we will let you know when the new office opens which will likely be in the new year.

You can read it online today.

If you would like the Annual Report translated, printed or in a different format, please email or call 020 8633 8734. 

In this year’s report, we reflect on the second year of our Corporate Business Plan ccha2025 and the objectives we carried over from the first year. A new feature in this year’s report is our ‘Snapshot of the year’ where we share some achievements and statistics, such as how many residents moved in to our properties, and how many bathrooms or kitchens we renewed.  

As usual, we look back on each objective and report on our performance.  

If you have any feedback, please do get in touch by emailing 

As part of our strategic objective to put residents at the heart of our business, we have been working on setting Customer Service Standards. This is our commitment to provide you with excellent customer service.

We completed our resident consultation in 2021. Overall, we spoke to 162 of you either through door knocking or via phone calls. Thank you to everyone who took part, and if you didn’t get a chance this time, we hope to do more resident consultations in the future.

The new Customer Service Standards went live in April. We will be monitoring these standards each quarter to see how we are doing. Over time, we will look to develop and improve our standards to meet your needs.

What did you say?

Most residents we spoke to agreed with each standard we proposed.

A number commented that they wanted quicker response times, such as a call back within 24 hours rather than 2 working days or a call rather than waiting 5 working days for a response to a letter. We have considered these comments and are aiming to shorten response times in the future.

As many residents commented they do not or cannot visit the office, we will be continuing with pre-booked appointments only. This is to ensure when you attend, you can see a member of staff who can deal with your query.

It was noted that some residents have struggled to get through to the right person. With the standards in place of a call back within 2 working days, we hope to reduce the chances of this so we can deal with your queries more quickly.

ccha Customer Service Standards

We have set the below Customer Service Standards following the consultation, so you know what to expect from ccha when you contact us.

If you call us via our main number (020 8680 7532, or freephone 0800 054 6710), we will:

This is to help you understand your place in the queue and whether you wish to stay on the line. The automated system will also provide our website address so you can visit it to find out other ways to contact us.

If we are not available to take your call, we will:

If the member of staff isn’t available at the time you call, we will call you back within 2 working days. In some cases, your query may not be able to be solved there and then, and more time will be required. However, staff will give you an idea of when they will be back in contact.

If you write to us, we will:

Many of you commented that you don’t write in, or if you do, you would want a call to acknowledge the letter. Others commented that 3 working days for a response is more acceptable, and this is something we will consider in the future.

If you email us, you will:

This will apply if you email a group mailbox. If you email individual staff members, you won’t get an automated acknowledgement, but they will respond to your email within 5 working days. When you do email us, please provide as much information as possible regarding your query so we can answer any questions quickly.

If you wish to visit us, please contact us first:

As staff are working from the office and at home, they may not be available if you come into the office. To avoid wasted trips, we will be offering pre-booked appointments, which we aim to get you booked in for within 7 working days of you contacting us. Many residents commented that they do not visit the office, so they would not use this feature. However, we feel it is important to offer you the option of a face-to-face office appointment if you want it.

When you contact us:

We want to understand how you feel about the contact you have had with us so each year we ask you what you think about our service in the Satisfaction Surveys that an external company conduct on our behalf. We will be monitoring how we are doing on the above two questions to ensure our service is up to standard.

When do these standards apply from?

These standards and arrangements apply directly to ccha from 1 April 2022. We will publish how we are doing against them every quarter and will look to develop and improve them over time.

Currently, we have slightly different arrangements with our contractors. However, we will be working with them to produce their own standards, which will be published by the end of the year.

If you’d like to contact us, please do so on the details below.

Email us:
Call us: 0800 054 6710
Write to us: 29 Sheldon Street, Croydon, CR0 1SS

Dear Resdients,

ccha has entered into a new 3-year contract with Acuity Research & Practice Ltd to deliver satisfaction feedback via telephone surveys.

We do hope you will take part in providing feedback on our service delivery once a year. By listening to you, we are given the best opportunity to review our service provision and implement improvements and changes.

If you do not wish to take part and have opted out in the last year this will have been recorded.  However, if you are contacted this year and do not wish to participate, please inform the researcher when they contact you or contact us by email or telephone 020 8633 8736.

All contact details will be shared on a strict protocol basis which meets the requirements of the Data Protection Act and securely destroyed within 1 year of provision. If you would like further details about the use of your personal data in relation to this research, then please contact us or refer to our privacy notice which can be found on our website.

If you have any questions or wish to opt out, please contact the Customer Investment Team on the below details.


T: 0208 633 8736

We are pleased to announce Sureserve Fire & Electrical will be taking on the fire equipment maintenance and servicing contract for the next 3 years. This contract commenced on 1st April 2022 and replaces the the contract previously delivered by Millwood Services Ltd.

This contract covers fire alarms, emergency lighting, fire extinguisher, door closers, and all other equipment previously covered by Millwood.

Sureserve will attend be attending all of our properties over the coming weeks to service the equipment and update the contact details on the fire panels, so you may see them out and about.

We look forward to working with Sureserve over the next few years.

If you have any queries regarding this new contract, please contact our Property Services Team by emailing

If you’d like to contact your Tenancy Management Officer, our Neighbourhood Services team now have an inbox you can email.

This inbox will be monitored by all Tenancy Management Officers, the Homeowner and Leasehold Officer and the Tenancy Management Administrator.

You can send them an email to: and your query will be passed onto to correct member of the team.