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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  • corporate partners
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  • mortgage
  • mortgage rescue
  • priority need
  • repossession
  • schools
  • temporary accommodation
  • welsh government
  • young people

‘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

Reframing anti-social behaviour

‘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

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

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

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

Ending homelessness, not managing it

How it feels to use housing services

Let’s stop making young people homeless

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

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?

The Living Home Standard: how does Wales measure up?

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