Welsh Government launch new housing strategy

A new Welsh housing strategy has been launched to bring together separate strategies on meeting housing need, homelessness and housing-related support services.

Improving Lives and Communities – Homes in Wales sets out the challenges, priorities and actions for the coming years so that more can be done for people, particularly older people and others who may be vulnerable. It also highlights the role that housing plays in the wider economy.

Also launched is an i2i Can Do Toolkit 2 – SME friendly procurement, a new guide to help Registered Social Landlords ensure that SMEs meet procurement criteria or to ensure that the supply chain includes SMEs.

A report on the first year of the guide shows that 487 job and training opportunities have been created in the twelve organisations that have adopted the model.

Deputy Minister for Housing and Regeneration, Jocelyn Davies AM said: "The strategy provides us with an opportunity to build on what we have already achieved and to do even more together to help people to improve their lives."

"The Can Do Toolkit is an excellent example of how an innovative approach can bring real benefits and contribute far more than just a roof over people’s heads."

Further information:
Welsh Assembly Government