Access a range of briefings, consultation documents and reports which provide detailed industry information and housing statistics.

Member only 30 Jun 2022

What you need to know about Welsh Housing Quality Standard 2023

This briefing provides an overview of some of the key components currently being consulted on by the Welsh Government as it continues to develop the future standard for housing in Wales.

Since the early 2000s, the quality of social and affordable housing in Wales has been on a transformative journey. The Welsh Housing Quality Standard (WHQS) was introduced in 2002 with an initial deadline of 2012. Still, variations initially hampered progress in interpreting the standard and a lack of monitoring data. This saw the deadline change to 2020, and with the impact of the pandemic, this then moved to 2021. By this point, 99% of social housing in Wales met the standard.

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29 Jun 2022

Homeless prevention: A compendium of good practice

Homelessness prevention: A compendium of good practice has been created with the National Housing Federation and Homes for Cathy to showcase innovative approaches to ending homelessness with case studies from the sector.

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Free 23 Jun 2022

Consultation response: health and social care strategy for older people

CIH Scotland response to the Scottish Government's consultation on new health and social care strategy for older people.

23 Jun 2022

Social Housing (Regulation) Bill: Briefing for second reading

The Social Housing Bill has its second reading in the House of Lords on 27 June. We’ve produced a short briefing to summarise our views.

20 Jun 2022

Post pandemic interim homelessness measures

In response to the Welsh Government consultation, CIH Cymru provide evidence outlining how homelessness services can retain the progress made over the course of the pandemic.

Member only 17 Jun 2022

What you need to know about the White Paper a 'fairer private rented sector'

On 16 June 2022, the Government published a White Paper offering a ‘new deal’ for private renters in England.

15 Jun 2022

How is the cost of living crisis affecting social housing tenants?

This briefing document looks at how the crisis is growing and why, the effects on household bills, how much help the government is providing, and evidence of how the crisis affects social tenants.

Member only 14 Jun 2022

Focus on influencing Scotland: June 2022

This publication provides a round up of recent Scottish briefings, consultation responses and member updates.

Member only 14 Jun 2022

What you need to know about the Resource Spending Review 2022

This member briefing summarises the Scottish Government's Resource Spending Review 2022.

Member only 13 Jun 2022

What you need to know about the Social Housing (Regulation) Bill

The Social Housing (Regulation) Bill was laid before Parliament on 8 June 2022 and aims to deliver the proposals set out in the Social Housing White Paper.

 

 

 

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Free 06 Jun 2022

Consultation response: draft guidance on the provision of community equipment and adaptations

CIH Scotland response to the Scottish Government's consultation on revised guidance for the provision of community equipment and adaptations.

Awards 27 May 2022

All-Ireland Good Practice Compendium 2022

This publication showcases exemplars of best practice from the last 12 months.

26 May 2022

CIH submission to APPG for Ending Homelessness rough sleeping inquiry

Our evidence to the APPGEH inquiry into the Government’s progress towards its manifesto commitment to ‘end the blight of rough sleeping by the end of the next Parliament’ in 2024.

Member only 26 May 2022

What you need to know about Government support measures on cost of living

On 26 May, the Chancellor announced a set of measures to address the rising cost of living. We have summarised the key elements of the announcement and alongside our full response.

Member only 17 May 2022

What you need to know about the Renters Reform Bill

The Renters Reform Bill is designed to improve the lives of renters by driving up standards in the private and socially rented sector, as part of the government’s mission to level up the country.

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