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  • Vote for your Best Housing Story

    15 January 2019General

    Their ‘home’ was completely clinical, without windows and they had minimal communication with other humans and no tactile contact at all. Their previous home had no soft furnishings, curtains or items that gave any sense of homeliness. Residents

  • Discrimination and The Equality and Human Rights Commission - FAQs


    age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex, and sexual orientation. There are several different forms which discrimination can take including direct discrimination,

  • Focus on influencing: December 2018 Subscription

    11/12/2018Policy and practice

    | | 02476 851 789 organisations selected to present evidence to the Special Rapporteur, CIH Cymru Director Matt Dicks joined Shelter Cymru and Tai Pawb in advancing evidence relating to: the overall impact of poverty in Wales the

  • Committee report responds positively to CIH Cymru evidence on 'right to rent'


    Committee report responds positively to CIH Cymru evidence on 'right to rent' The 'right to rent' should not be included in the Renting Homes (Fees etc.) (Wales) Bill according to the Equalities, Community and Local Government Committee. The

  • Tackling inequalities and understanding diverse needs must be central to CIH project


    We recommended actions to take account of and resolve factors that shape supply and demand, while ensuring housing allocation is based on objectively assessed need. We recommend that adaptation services are easy to access and affordable – measures

  • Response to joint inquiry into welfare policy in NI

    31/05/2019Policy and practice

    The impact of the two child policy means that a family with three of more children will be financially disadvantaged by 2,780 per year per child for their 30 There were 14,167 vacancies notified in the fourth quarter of the 2017/18 financial year, a

  • Rethinking social housing Northern Ireland final report

    14/11/2018Policy and practice

    The report offers an evidence base on the current role and purpose of social housing and explores collective experiences and views about its future, which will be of interest to political key decision makers. The project Rethinking social housing

  • Housing Studies Association conference discusses ‘housing as a site of struggle’


    How do we build houses that enable people to ‘feel at home’? Similar issues were discussed on day 2 with Peter Matthews (University of Stirling) and Lindsay McCarthy (Sheffield Hallam) exploring housing and homelessness from LGBT+ and feminist

  • 'We are acutely aware that some tenants have been subject to discrimination'


    'We are acutely aware that some tenants have been subject to discrimination' Today's new report on mental health and the private rented sector from Tyfu Tai Cymru is an invaluable insight into the issues faced by tenants and landlords alike, says Tai

  • CIH Cymru response to inquiry into benefits in Wales

    16/04/2019Policy and practice

    4.8 We would also encourage the committee to consider leavers through which Wales could gain a greater say in how benefits are delivered on a non-devolved basis. One option we believe worth further consideration is exploring the potential to