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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 


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.

Time to focus report (English)     Executive summary (English)

Time to focus report (Welsh)       Executive summary (Welsh)

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.


Housing Voices 2 English and Welsh

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.

You can view the English report here and the Welsh report here.


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 landlords

Report on Private renting and mental health provides examples of good practice

The 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

Get in touch

Want to know more about Tyfu Tai Cymru or how you can get involved? Contact project manager Catherine May at or 02920 741138