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The Chartered Institute of Housing is the independent voice for housing and the home of professional standards

Tyfu Tai Cymru (TTC) is a five-year housing policy project which aims to provide insightful analysis and fill evidence gaps to support policy progression. Funded by the Oak Foundation, the project is managed by the Chartered Institute of Housing Cymru and covers three main strands:

  • Building the right homes to meet demand
  • Making sure housing is always a priority for local government
  • Demonstrating housing’s role in keeping people well and healthy 

Upcoming webinar with Public Health Wales on 23 April 12 - 1

Due to the ongoing Coronavirus outbreak TTC will be holding our events slightly differently. Instead of forums across Wales, we are going to host a series of webinars with guest contributors on the topics you told us were important (Housing Voices 2). We hope to run a few forums in person later in the year but for now we are looking forward to catching up with people virtually.

Our first webinar will include a presentation by Louise Woodfine from Public Health Wales about how we can invest in healthy homes now and in the future as well as meeting the requirements of decarbonisation. The event will be useful for housing and health professionals and there will be lots of time for questions and discussion.

Interested? Sign up here, and please share with colleagues.

Housing Voices 2 English and Welsh

In 2019, Tyfu Tai Cymru (TTC) held five forums across Wales. At each forum we held lively and informative discussions about the topics people felt were priorities in their work. The TTC team work hard to create a space that is supportive of people reflecting on their own experiences and this is demonstrated in the quality of conversations that happen during our events. This report summarises those conversations and will inform the future direction of our work.

‘Good health brought home’ - principles of partnerships between health housing and social care.

The Tyfu Tai Cymru project has launched its ‘Good health brought home’ report focussing on what makes a good partnership between health, housing and social care. The work has been funded through the UK Collaborative Centre for Housing Evidence’s (CaCHE) Knowledge Exchange Fund that seeks to share evidence-based approach to improving practice between professionals and sectors.

The research looked at fifteen different projects from all over Wales, including those which reduce delays in returning home from hospital, reducing loneliness and isolation and specialist accommodation with support.

You can view the English report here and the Welsh report here.


Blog by Bill Rowlands, housing networks officer at Newport City Council has some good examples of housing and supporting people officers who are managing to reach into the private rented sector to support their tenants and landlords

Report on Private renting and mental health provides examples of good practice

The research commissioned by Tyfu Tai Cymru explores how to improve support for people living with mental health problems in the private rented sector. To find out more read Private renting and mental health report

Get in touch

Want to know more about Tyfu Tai Cymru or how you can get involved? Contact project manager Catherine May at or 02920 741138