Open Doors - Making the Private Rented Sector (PRS) fairer for all
About the webinar
Webinar style: Online workshop comprised of a presentation, polls and audience discussions
Time: 11:00 - 11:45am
Speakers: Ceri Meloy - Head of Business Tai Pawb and Nazia Azad-Warren - Open Doors Project Manager
Chair - Matthew Kennedy, Policy and public affairs manager CIH Cymru
Open Doors - Making the Private Rented Sector (PRS) fairer to all
Here at Open Doors, we were delighted to be the winners of the prestigious ‘New Ideas and Innovation’ award at the CIH Cymru Welsh Housing Awards 2018.
Open Doors is a two year Big Lottery funded project managed in partnership by Tai Pawb and the Residential Landlords Association (RLA). Our work involves engaging and empowering landlords and tenants to reduce issues of inequality and discrimination.
The coming together of the third sector and private sector with Tai Pawb and the RLA working in partnership to deliver Open Doors was a real innovation, and this joint working approach has helped to make the project the success that it is.
Why is this work important?
The rapid expansion of the private rented sector over the last decade has meant that an increasing number of people are now tenants within this sector. Coupled with the problems with supply of social housing, this has meant that this is now a diverse sector containing tenants with needs that traditionally would have been met by social landlords.
The consequence of this is that private sector landlords now require additional support in ensuring that all tenants, including diverse and vulnerable tenants, have their needs met by the sector and get good levels of service.
What will the webinar be covering?
During this interactive webinar, Tai Pawb’s Head of Business Ceri Meloy and Open Doors Project Manager Nazia Azad-Warren will be talking you through the work of Open Doors.
We will be covering areas such as:
1. Whether the private rented sector has an equality issue and why reducing discrimination in the PRS is important.
2. The work of Open Doors and how it has engaged with both landlords, tenants and the sector.
3. Our learning from the project so far.
Attendees will be able to ask questions and share their views.
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