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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.
CIH Scotland response to the Scottish Government's consultation on new health and social care strategy for older people.
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.
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.
On 16 June 2022, the Government published a White Paper offering a ‘new deal’ for private renters in England.
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.
This publication provides a round up of recent Scottish briefings, consultation responses and member updates.
This member briefing summarises the Scottish Government's Resource Spending Review 2022.
CIH Scotland response to the Scottish Government's consultation on revised guidance for the provision of community equipment and adaptations.
This publication showcases exemplars of best practice from the last 12 months.
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.
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.
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.