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  • Discrimination and The Equality and Human Rights Commission - FAQs

    09/10/2018News

    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,

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

    30/10/2018News

    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

  • 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’

    17/04/2019News

    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'

    20/02/2019News

    '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

  • Open Doors - Reducing Inequality in the PRS

    15/03/2019News

    61% of those who have arrived since 2001 live in the PRS, (Census, 2011). The above is not an exhaustive list but potentially enough to bring about conversation around how we tackle the equality issue within the PRS to ensure that everyone can live

  • My housing story: Stacey Dove

    04/03/2019News

    My housing story: Stacey Dove For National Careers Week 2019, Stacey Dove, who works for Incommunities as part of the GEM (Graduate Employment Mentoring) programme, shares why housing can be the perfect fit for anyone passionate about social justice

  • Rethinking social housing Northern Ireland summary report

    14/11/2018Policy and practice

    (2015). Evaluation of accommodation based services funded by Supporting People (SP). Belfast: NIHE. 3ACHESON, N. (2016). Supporting People partnerships in Northern Ireland. In P. SHANKS, & D. MULLINS, Housing in Northern Ireland, 1st ed. (pp.