Welfare Reform

As of March 2012, the Welfare Reform Act has officially become part of UK law. This will see a number of changes to the benefits people receive, and how they receive them.

244,350 homes, around a fifth of all homes in Wales, receive housing benefit. Of those homes, 69% live in social rented housing with the remaining 31% in the private rented sector.  In addition to changes to housing benefit and the so called ‘bedroom tax’, Disability Living Allowance will be replaced by a Personal Independence Payment, there will be a cap on the amount of benefits a person can receive and Universal Credit will be introduced.

Community Housing Cymru has lobbied against these changes, which will have a big impact on both tenants and social landlords.

You can find latest consultations on welfare reform here.

Find out more about Supported Housing and welfare reform here.