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Mental health and private renting – take part in our new research


The Tyfu Tai Cymru project has commissioned Tai Pawb to research ways to improve mental health support for both landlords and tenants in the private rented sector.

The new research is seeking to:

  • Ascertain the level of mental health support available for landlords and tenants in the private rented sector in different areas of Wales.
  • Evaluate initiatives that have been set up by Welsh Government and understand what evaluations have been undertaken, if any. This should also cover Rent Smart Wales, and other relevant legislation and policies.
  • Identify case studies of where support has been available and this has helped tenants access and maintain housing in the private rented sector. This can include examples from housing associations that are comparable with the private rented sector, and also consideration of social letting agencies.
  • Idenfity case studies demonstrating the negative impact where support is lacking and those where support has produced positive outcomes.

It will also be looking for recommendations on:

  • Improved support from health and social care for the private rented sector – what is needed to help people access tenancies, keep tenancies and avoid homelessness?
  • How able private landlords feel at present to manage a tenancy where an individual may be living with mental health problems
  • How good practice by landlords across all tenures could become commonplace to support tenants and landlords in the private rented sector.

The research is seeking to engage with a wide range of individuals and organisations with experience in this area, so we'd love as many people as possible to complete our survey.

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