Tyfu Tai Cymru (TTC) is a five-year housing policy project which aims to provide insightful analysis and fill evidence gaps to support policy progression. Funded by the Oak Foundation, the project is managed by the Chartered Institute of Housing Cymru and covers three main strands:
- Building the right homes to meet demand
- Making sure housing is always a priority for local government
- Demonstrating housing’s role in keeping people well and healthy
TIME TO RE-FOCUS?
A review of the allocation of social rented housing in Wales within the context of COVID-19 by Joy Kent and Elin Brock
This report considers the different approaches to how decisions are made about who is able to access social housing with ambitious recommendations to bring about change across Wales.
Joining the dots in local authorities housing departments
Local Government Housing Professionals Survey Report
We wanted to understand how local authority housing staff view their local authority and its priorities. We were also keen to understand the pressure staff are under, what motivates them to work in housing and what would help them in their work which has been transformed as a result of Covid 19 and the lockdown.
In 2019, Tyfu Tai Cymru (TTC) held five forums across Wales. At each forum we held lively and informative discussions about the topics people felt were priorities in their work. The TTC team work hard to create a space that is supportive of people reflecting on their own experiences and this is demonstrated in the quality of conversations that happen during our events. This report summarises those conversations and will inform the future direction of our work.
‘Good health brought home’ - principles of partnerships between health housing and social care.
The Tyfu Tai Cymru project has launched its ‘Good health brought home’ report focussing on what makes a good partnership between health, housing and social care. The work has been funded through the UK Collaborative Centre for Housing Evidence’s (CaCHE) Knowledge Exchange Fund that seeks to share evidence-based approach to improving practice between professionals and sectors.
The research looked at fifteen different projects from all over Wales, including those which reduce delays in returning home from hospital, reducing loneliness and isolation and specialist accommodation with support.
Blog by Bill Rowlands, housing networks officer at Newport City Council has some good examples of housing and supporting people officers who are managing to reach into the private rented sector to support their tenants and landlordsThe research commissioned by Tyfu Tai Cymru explores how to improve support for people living with mental health problems in the private rented sector. To find out more read Private renting and mental health report