Welcome to the home of ALACHO

A voice for local authority housing

Here you will find all the information you need to know about our organisation including who we are, what we do and what our priorities are.  If you would like to find out more please contact us.


Tony Cain is ALACHO's Policy Manager and is based in our office in Edinburgh.  Tony is responsible for co-ordinating the work of ALACHO and ensuring that the organisation's views are formulated and shared with key partners.


ALACHO is a membership organisation that seeks to being together senior housing officials across local government and to represent the best professional advice in discussion and consultation with the Scottish Government, COSLA and other partner organisations.


We are committed to the principles of co-production in the development of national policy responses that recognises and supports the role of Councils, as landlords and strategic housing authorities in developing local policy and service delivery responses to meet locally identified needs and priorities.


We see our role not as setting out policy prescriptions or recommending single solutions, but rather to offer professional advice and support to ensure that the national policy framework supports local delivery and that local delivery is informed by best practice and evidence of what works.


Central to this approach is political neutrality.  Whilst we seek to represent and promote the interests of council housing as a service and Council tenants as both funders and users of local housing services, ALACHO not a lobbying organisation.


Tenants and other service users are central to this process and we will support work to ensure that their voices are heard and understood in all that we do.


Our full time Policy Manager can be contacted at Tony.Cain@Alacho.org or on 07908460989.

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