Shelter Cymru Blog

This is our policy blog, written by people in Shelter Cymru’s policy and campaigning teams with the aim of promoting discussion on housing and homelessness issues in Wales.

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Cyclist celebrating 75th birthday aims to raise £5,000 for Shelter Cymru by riding 1,000km


‘There’s never been a more important time to act’ – Supporter takes on epic Mount Everest challenge

Determined hiker walks more than 2,000 miles to raise funds for Shelter Cymru

Getting a bit stressed about Christmas?

‘It was a proud moment for me’ – Community Fundraiser Neil goes back to school

Ailddehongli ymddygiad gwrthgymdeithasol

‘It saved our family’ – Shelter Cymru calls on Welsh Government to prioritise mortgage rescue

Winds of change: The legacy of Storm Ciara and Dennis

There’s no place like home: dealing with LGBTQ+ discrimination within the housing sector

Shelter Cymru welcomes new Chair of Trustees, Mike Theodoulou

Green, Green Grass of Home: A greener future for our homes


The fight for home must also be a fight against discrimination

The 6th Senedd

Wales goes to the polls, what next for housing?

Blog: The Renting Homes (Amendment) (Wales) Bill has passed! But what next?

Politicians have listened to our social housing campaign. Now it’s time for them to take action.

Launch of Hwyl Fawr to Homelessness

Allocation of Social Housing in Swansea

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

Legal: The importance of homelessness reviews: new report out today

Students’ housing worries during Covid-19

Blog: Homelessness after lockdown: priority need for all?

Blog: Preventing evictions in Wales during lockdown

Ein Datganiad ar Coronafeirws

BLOG: Letting fees in Wales: did the Welsh Government go far enough?

Campaign successess

Blog: Ending social evictions that lead to homelessness

Legal: How intentional homelessness is changing in Wales

A big step towards long-term security for Wales’ half a million private tenants

Legal: Drafting issues with the Housing (Wales) Act 2014

Homeless trans people are not getting the help they need

Grenfell Tower – Two years on, how should Wales respond?

Priority need is an admission of failure

Letting fee ban: victory for tenants and for our campaign supporters

Ending homelessness, not managing it

How it feels to use housing services

Let’s stop making young people homeless

Shelter Cymru welcomes new funding for youth homelessness prevention

Vulnerable tenants mustn’t lose out in the letting fee ban

How Wales deals with criminal landlords (clue: it’s not the same as England)

Cold, desperate and forgotten

Homeless LGBTQ people in Wales are being let down

Private tenant security is a feminist issue – and here’s why

Homelessness in the trans community in Wales

Intention to action: how to end intentional homelessness

So what is priority need – and why do we want to get rid of it?

‘Waste Not, Want Not’… the next step in our campaign to make the most of Discretionary Housing Payments

Former tenant arrears and the Welsh social housing lock-out

London Assembly – Hidden homelessness report

Statutory homelessness in Wales is up 58 per cent in a year

Waste Not, Want Not… making the most of Discretionary Housing Payments

Cysgod hir Grenfell Tower

Grenfell Tower and Wales: what happens next?

For rent: 3-bed family home, no DSS, no pets… no kids

Homelessness and failure to cooperate: we need to talk about this

Why is rough sleeping on the rise in Wales?

Can you help us with our research into alternatives to intentional homelessness decisions?

The Living Home Standard: how does Wales measure up?

Think evictions from Welsh social housing are always a last resort? Tell that to Nerys…

Gosod Gonest: pam mae’n bryd i Gymru wahardd ffioedd asiantaethau gosod

Ride to the Rugby 2017

Cynhadledd Addysg Shelter Cymru yn canolbwyntio ar: Pontio Positif i fywyd

Meistri Mini Cymru

Cynhadledd Pobl a Chartrefi 2016

Shelter Cymru yn helpu pobl dros 50 oed

Pobl a Chartrefi 2016

Shelter Cymru yn galw ar Lywodraeth Cymru am fwy o dai fforddiadwy

Allwch chi helpu gyda’n hymchwil?

Sleidio dros Shelter Cymru

Briff ar bolisi: Tueddiadau allweddol mewn chwe mis o ddata ar ddigartrefedd yng Nghymru

Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru yn derbyn Papurau Shelter Cymru

Dirty Sanchez star Matthew Pritchard attempts world record challenge in aid of charities

The Gauntlet Games

Convey Law are Riding to the Rugby

Blwyddyn Newydd ddiflas i deuluoedd yng Nghymru

Ride to the Rugby 2016 – Destination Dublin

A brand new start homelessness and the Housing (Wales) Act

New homelessness statistics in Wales

Flooding Help

Cuts to homelessness prevention will have worrying consequences

Have you been previously evicted from your council or housing association home in Wales?

Carolau Nadolig i Shelter Cymru!

Shelter Cymru supports national petition to end the Spare Room Subsidy

Stori Rachel

Rachel’s Story

If you have been evicted from, or have been unable to get a housing association property – let us know!

Entering Ride to the Rugby 2015

Ride to The Rugby 2016

Our response to Newport Council approve use of PSPO

Election Manifesto 2016

Stori lisa a Martin

Stori Sioned

Sioned’s story

Lisa and Martin’s story

Annual Welsh Art Auction 2015

Cycling for Shelter Cymru

Shelter Cymru Live – advice when you need it

High Sheriffs of West Glamorgan support Shelter Cymru

Welfare Reform and Work Bill

Response to Summer Budget

Homelessness Snapshot – July 2015

New homelessness statistics

Consultation on a Private Rented Sector Code of Practice for Landlords and Agents

Slide for Shelter Cymru: The Closest Thing to Flying

New homelessness legislation

Additional funding to improve housing stock

Ride to the Rugby 2015

Only Men Aloud join the Ride to the Rugby 2015

Renting Homes Bill – myths and facts

Equal Ground Standard

Shelter Cymru supports Welsh Ministers call to abolish ‘ right to buy’

St Dwynwen’s Day

Take Notice project

Hundreds of social tenants lose their homes as repossessions hit seven year high in Wales

Homes for All Cymru Manifesto

Cyclists Gear Up for 6 Nations Challenge

Caroline’s story

British Gas Energy Trust to fund Wrexham debt advice service

Bergamo Declaration

Homelessness figures April – June 2014

Minister congratulates advice services

Seventy per cent of people in Wales worry about rising living costs

Homelessness figures June 2014

Stung by hidden letting fees?

New calls to tackle empty homes