Entries by Hazel

Launch of Hwyl Fawr to Homelessness

by Paul Bevan Nobody understands the realities of homelessness better than people who have gone through it themselves. So, for our new report Shelter Cymru asked people who have experienced homelessness about how we can say hwyl fawr (goodbye) to homelessness for good. We heard from 253 people through surveys and focus groups and their […]

Allocation of Social Housing in Swansea

by Paul Bevan Deciding who is allocated a home goes right to the heart of debates about the purpose of social housing. It begs the question ‘who is social housing for’? In a time of an undersupply of affordable social housing is it for everyone, is it for people in the most desperate need of […]

Legal: Much-needed clarity in the law on landlord licensing

By Katie White and Alison Jones Unlicensed landlords in Wales cannot serve a section 8 eviction notice, following our successful intervention in a Court of Appeal case. This case law brings much-needed protection for tenants and clarity on a contentious issue. Since 2016 it has been illegal in Wales to act as a landlord or […]