UK Government yesterday released the report of the Social Security Advisory Committee (SSAC) following their scrutiny of the Universal Credit managed migration regulations. As part of this scrutiny of the regulations, they undertook a consultation, with recommendations on how UK...more
Today’s UK Government Budget has seen Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond reveal his spending plans for 2019/20, including a number of major announcements on housing and welfare spending. Major announcements include:
- £1bn of investment over five years to help support the...more
New figures have revealed that Welsh housing association tenants on Universal Credit are in £2.282m worth of debt – an increase of 150% since December 2017.
We commissioned research of nearly 7000 people, which shows the average rent arrears of a tenant claiming Universal Credit is now...more
Welsh Government has today published its budget for 2019/20, with Cabinet Secretary for Finance Mark Drakeford AM confirming that funding for homelessness and Supporting People will be ringfenced until the end of this Assembly term.
The announcement follows the nationwide Housing...more
The UK Government has this morning announced that the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) will fund Citizens Advice to provide Universal Support from April 2019.
Universal Support is designed to help tenants prepare for Universal Credit by offering digital literacy and budgeting...more
Our corporate plan for the next three years will support the delivery of our Housing Horizons vision for a Wales where good housing is a basic right for all.
Our draft corporate plan for 2019 - 2022 can be read here.
As ever, our aim is to help you make the most of the opportunities...more
Housing Associations in Wales attract skilled, passionate people, who make their communities better and drive their businesses forward.
The businesses they serve are complex and the pressure on boards has never been greater.
We have been speaking to board members to identify the key...more
Affordable housing review evidence shows greater flexibility and collaboration will enable Welsh housing associations to meet supply ambition.
We have now published our...more
The UK Government has this morning confirmed that housing benefit will be kept in place for all those living in supported housing. This means that proposals to devolve funding for short term accommodation in Wales, and proposals for a Sheltered Rent in England have been dropped.
Eighteen years ago, Community Housing Cymru set up an Award scheme to recognise housing innovation in memory of a special person - Pat Chown. Pat gave a big part of her life to helping others and spent much of her working life helping to meet people's housing needs in Wales.
As a way of...more