Entries by Hazel

Winds of change: The legacy of Storm Ciara and Dennis

by Dewi John The sky above us is grey… It is that time of year yet again, storm season, which for many people across Wales can only mean one thing… flooding. This will mean sleepless nights for hundreds of households across Wales – who worry about their homes every time it rains, thinking back to […]

The 6th Senedd

On behalf of Shelter Cymru, I congratulate each and every new and returning member of the Senedd. We look forward to working with you all over the course of the 6th Senedd. The 6th Senedd starts during a period of immense challenge across Wales. As we look to build back better and fairer from the […]

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 […]