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  • Focus on influencing: December 2018 Subscription

    11/12/2018Policy and practice

    | www.cih.org | 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'

    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

  • 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

  • Time for housing to be recognised as a human right

    18/06/2019News

    Time for housing to be recognised as a human right Three leading housing organisations in Wales are calling for the right to housing to be recognised in Welsh law. Tai Pawb, CIH Cymru and Shelter Cymru launched a jointly-commissioned report looking

  • Private renting and mental health: a way forward

    20/02/2019Policy and practice

    Representatives from the PRS should be included in the governance structures of the Supporting People programme to increase the housing related support for private rented sector tenants with mental health problems Involvement of private sector

  • Haven or Hell? A critical debate on the implications of ageing-in-place

    15/07/2019News

    Because I knew we had limited suitably adapted accommodation available and accessing the stock we did have could involve a wait of months or even years. I assumed that by ageing-in-place individuals were able to preserve their identity and attachment

  • UK Housing Review 2018 Autumn briefing paper

    02/10/2018Policy and practice

    Homeownership and market renting The housing market is also feeling the effects of economic stagnation, with prices falling in some areas, notably parts of London. One way in which the government continues to stimulate homeownership is via the right