Entries by Robbie Pritchard

The fight for home must also be a fight against discrimination

Supported by Shelter, Stephen, who is disabled,  successfully proved ‘No DSS’ discrimination is unlawful and in breach of the Equality Act By Matthew Palmer Did you know that if a landlord or estate agent discriminates against someone claiming housing benefit in Wales, then they are in breach of their licensing conditions? Many people may not know, which […]

Wales goes to the polls, what next for housing?

By Rob Simkins, Campaigns Manager   Tomorrow, Wales will go to the polls to elect our next Welsh Government and members of the Senedd, MSs. In the midst of a housing emergency – among the other crises gripping our nation – we’ll take a look at what we think our next MSs will be grappling […]

Students’ housing worries during Covid-19

By Amanda Harris These are deeply unsettling times for many, none more so than the thousands of students who attend universities and higher education establishments across Wales. Not only have students been faced with huge disruption to their courses and exams, with universities closing and learning going online, but many are experiencing serious anxieties  and […]

Blog: Homelessness after lockdown: priority need for all?

Across Wales there are more than 500 homeless people in emergency accommodation due to the pandemic. Local agencies have worked incredibly hard to get people into safe places, whether that’s hotels, B&Bs, caravan parks, previously unlet social housing, even into permanent homes. Finding accommodation for so many people so quickly is a massive credit to […]

Blog: Preventing evictions in Wales during lockdown

At Shelter Cymru we share the disappointment of our sister organisation about the UK Government’s over-hyped measures to prevent evictions during the coronavirus outbreak. Rather than banning all evictions as promised, the emergency legislation will simply extend the current notice period for a section 21 eviction from two months to three. Over the last week […]

Ein Datganiad ar Coronafeirws

16/03/2019 Rydym yn ymwybodol bod nifer o denantiaid yn poeni ynghylch talu eu rhent yn ystod y pandemig coronafeirws. Mae gorfod hunan-ynysu yn golygu y bydd rhai pobl, yn enwedig pobl hunan gyflogedig neu sydd ar gytundeb ysbeidiol neu gytundeb zero oriau yn mynd i wynebu cynni ariannol. Yn ystod y cyfnod anodd hwn rydym […]

Blog: Ending social evictions that lead to homelessness

                  This week a slightly techy-sounding announcement from the Welsh Government included a small mention of something pretty huge. It’s something that has the potential to transform Wales’ social housing system into one of the most progressive in the world. It’s a goal that we at Shelter […]