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

Housing voices 2

27/04/2020


The research produced by Tyfu Tai Cymru is directly rooted in the experiences of people working and living in communities right across Wales. Every year we hold forums where we work hard to create an open 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.

Previous discussions were detailed in our report Housing Voices 1 and were instrumental in the production of our reports into good partnerships between housing, health and social care (Good Health brought home) and support for landlords and tenants with mental health problems in the private rented sector (Private renting and mental health: A way forward).

In 2019, we held forums in Rhyl, Newport, Swansea, Llandrindod Wells and Merthyr Tydfil. At each forum we held lively and informative discussions about the topics people felt were priorities in their work.

The topics included:

• Houses for now and the future – do we have the right idea about what makes a home and does that work for everyone in the current environment? How do we ensure local authorities waiting lists for social housing reflect and enable a response to local need?

• Health, housing and partnership working – how can we ensure good housing is supporting the health of tenants?

• Private renting and the extent to which current policies and legislation ensure excellence in this area

• How local authorities can deliver sufficient homes for the future if they are under-resourced?

• Stigma and perception of social housing and the role developers play in this

Tyfu Tai Cymru is already working on some of the topics raised in Housing Voices 2 with research underway into waiting lists and the views of housing professionals in Local Authorities. Due to Coivd-19 outbreak we’ll be holding this year’s forums virtually, in partnership with a number of organisations. If you have a topic that you would like to present to a wider audience or there is something you would like to hear more about let us know at catherine.may@cih.org


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