Policy

Most people in Wales live in suitable homes. However, there are many people who do not have a home, or one which is so poor or insecure that it can hardly be called a home.

Through our research, policy work and campaigning, we aim to influence the Welsh agenda on housing and homelessness, by scrutinising how services are delivered and developing radical solutions to housing problems.

We undertake research in all areas of housing, based on robust, innovative and participative approaches.

You can find out more about our work by searching or browsing the Policy and Research library in the right-hand menu, and downloading our publications free from the links provided.

You can also find out more about our current projects by following the links at the bottom of the page.

The factors affecting homelessness

Homelessness is inextricably linked to other social-economic factors, including low wages, short term contracts and insecurity, a high level of part time jobs, unemployment, a poor and ageing housing stock and poor health. It impacts on many aspects of people’s lives, including health, education and increased levels of re-offending among former prisoners. The effects on children are particularly significant.

Through our research, policy work and campaigning, we aim to influence the Welsh agenda on housing and homelessness in terms of both the policy and legislative approach and in developing radical solutions to homelessness and housing problems in Wales.

For further information on the policy work of Shelter Cymru call us on 01792 469400 or email JennieB@sheltercymru.org.uk