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Section highlightHouses into homes This report details findings to emerge from the evaluation during the first six months of delivery (April to September 2012).
Written Statement - The Draft Control of Dogs (Wales) Bill »We are committed to ensuring that out-of-control and dangerous dogs are dealt with effectively.Learn more »
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National minimum standards for regulated child care »These standards determine whether child minding and day care settings are providing adequate care for children under the age of 8.Learn more »
- Higher Education (Wales) Bill: Technical consultation
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- Continuity and Change - Refreshing the Relationship between Welsh Government and the Third Sector in Wales
- Consultation on the Equality Impact Assessments for the 2014-2020 Structural Funds Programmes in Wales
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Section highlightFurther and Higher Education (Governance and Information) (Wales) Bill 2013
Removes a number of technical restrictions and controls on colleges without changing the principal powers of colleges to provide further, higher and secondary education.
Legislative programme 2012 - 2013 »
Addressing the Assembly in the Senedd today, the First Minister, Carwyn Jones, detailed the eight bills in the Welsh Government’s 5-year Legislative Programme that will be brought forward during the second year of the Welsh Assembly.Learn more »
Section highlightCommunity Infrastructure Levy
Local authorities can charge a Community Infrastructure Levy on new developments to support the infrastructure needed.
2nd Supplementary Budget 2012-13 »
Proposes a number of changes to the 1st Supplementary Budget for 2012-13, which was published on 26 June 2012.Learn more »
A new empty properties initiative has been introduced to help deliver on this objective.
To help local authorities prevent homelessness as a result of the changes to the housing benefit regime, the Welsh Government made £1.4million available to local authorities.
The research identified a range of approaches and good practice that social landlords are using to deal with hate incidents.
This report presents the findings of an evaluation of the Welsh Government’ s £1.5m grant for the provision of adaptations to the homes of older people during 2011-12.
This report presents the findings of a research study commissioned in January 2012 to gather and summarise information about housing associations’ community development and support activities.
The Department for Social Justice and Local Government also supports research on housing related projects.
This work is being undertaken in response to a report produced by the Equality of Opportunity Committee in 2009.
Research comparing the costs against the benefits of the Supporting People programme.
This report estimates current and projected housing need and demands for Wales between 2006 and 2026.
A study that examines if the management arrangements of individual care and repair agencies in Wales and of Care and Repair Cymru are appropriate.
The Welsh Assembly Government has published a series of maps showing the number and percentage of households in fuel poverty in Wales.
The Welsh Assembly Government commissioned Tribal Consulting to examine evidence about the housing system in Wales to inform the new national housing strategy.
Research to consider in developing choice in lettings.
This research is aimed to provide information which will equip local authorities (and others) with the evidence base and strategic framework for planning an appropriate spectrum of provision for young single homeless people in the medium to long term.
This report aims to learn from current thinking and examples of good practice in joint working in Wales and elsewhere in the UK. In particular it looks at the arrangements in Cardiff for joint working to plan for housing inclusion, such as the Common Exclusion Policy and Exclusions Panel.
This report presents the results of the fuel poverty statistics calculated for Wales using the 2004 Living in Wales survey.
This study was commissioned as a baseline study to provide information on the current provision, category and distribution of sheltered housing and other specialised accommodation for older people in Wales.
An assessment of all local authority housing allocation schemes.
A study exploring the barriers low-income households experience when accessing private rented accommodation.
Community Housing Agreements are voluntary agreements between local authorities and Registered Social Landlords. They were promoted as an effective way for them to work in partnership to achieve strategic objectives. This research evaluates the extent to which they achieved this aim. It also consid ...
Research evaluating the effectiveness of the guidance 'Best Value for Registered Social Landlords' in enabling Registered Social Landlords to meet the objectives of Best Value. The objectives were promoting continuous improvement in service delivery; increasing the influence of tenants on t ...
The research evaluates Low Cost Home Ownership schemes, focussing on the principal scheme in operation, Homebuy. The evaluation assesses the effectiveness of Low Cost Home Ownership schemes in Wales and their effect on local housing markets. It also offers advice on whether revisions to schemes sho ...
A selective review of the strategic direction and policies in our National Housing Strategy, Better Homes for People in Wales. The review was carried out as part of updating the Better Homes for People in Wales Action Plan.
A study leading to the development of a resource to help improve the targeting of energy efficiency programmes.
This research suggests there is a cycle in the supply and demand for social housing which tracks the house price cycle in the housing market, but in an inverted relationship.
An overview and analysis of trends in the private rental market throughout Wales. The report is based on information received in October 2004 and March 2005 from landlords and letting agents.
The results of research into the impact of the large scale housing renewal associated with local authorities meeting the Welsh Housing Quality Standard (WHQS). This research focuses on the construction costs of achieving the WHQS and the effect on the demand for labour and materials.
The aim of the analysis was to find out whether there were any differences in the rent arrears practices of social landlords that might account for their comparatively high and low rates of possession action, and to identify good practice.
This research project was commissioned in order to help inform the National Assembly for Wales’ Black and Minority Ethnic Housing Strategy. The aim is to provide up-to-date information on the characteristics of the black and minority ethnic (BME) population, trends in the BME population and likely ...
Research into how effectively the Home Energy Efficiency Scheme has lifted people out of fuel poverty.
The Welsh Assembly Government is committed to eradicating fuel poverty among vulnerable households by 2010 and among all households by 2018. The Welsh Assembly Government therefore commissioned the Centre for Sustainable Energy (CSE), the University of Bristol and Dr Richard Moore, visiting fellow ...
A review of Disabled Facilities Grants (DFGs) and other housing adaptations.
The Centre for Housing and Planning Research at Cambridge University was commissioned by the Welsh Assembly Government to carry out a study of the pattern of rents and service charges in the social housing sector in Wales. The research was commissioned as part of the Action Plan which implements th ...
This study assessed the education and training provided for people to study for a housing qualification in Wales. It gathered information on any independent assessments carried out on courses, surveying social landlords' housing professional training and development needs and their views on cou ...
This study aimed to gain a detailed picture of the level, quality and types of tenant participation activity in Wales, and to determine the benefits that these bring to the design and management of social housing.
This study collected and analysed the 'housing histories' of people who had experienced and subsequently escaped homelessness.
This study reviews current and past systems of allocation in Wales, Scotland and England.
This report forms part of a Welsh Assembly Government Social Housing Management Grant funded project, investigating the potential of mutual housing organisations to both manage social housing and contribute to the social and economic regeneration of disadvantaged communities.
This research examines the extent to which, and how, introductory and starter tenancies are being used by Welsh social landlords.
The review is an examination of the way in which the current legislative framework, guidance, and responsibilities towards homeless people are being implemented.
This report reviews the reasons for poor access to, and take up by, homeless people of medical, care and support services.
This report examines the views and perceptions of social landlords and households applying for social housing within the County Borough of Newport, contributing to the Assembly’s understanding of the changing demand for social rented housing.
This report looks at the way that the Transitional Housing Benefit Scheme is being implemented in Wales, and draws out lessons for local authorities, the Welsh Assembly Government and supported housing providers.
This report assesses the feasibility of adding a specific range of new measures that could be offered through the HEES scheme to households living in 'hard-to-heat' dwellings.
This report profiles the private rented sector in Wales, highlights remaining gaps in knowledge and makes recommendations on the regular monitoring of the sector.
This report explores tenants’ attitudes to public sector housing, concentrating on areas of ‘low demand’. It provides evidence to inform Assembly policy on the future of the sector.
This report advises on the feasibility of gathering and updating information on the supply and re-use of previously developed land throughout Wales.
This report provides information on the scale of rough sleeping in Wales and on the responses of local authorities and voluntary organisations.
This report reviews recent Welsh housing research, examines key gaps in knowledge and information and suggests where the Welsh Assembly Government's future research activity should be focussed.