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Interim Judgement Programme
The implementation of the Renting Homes (Wales) Act 2016 has been one we have all been anticipating. See our latest updates on the delays and what it will mean to tenants.
In the next Senedd Elections in exactly 6 months time, for the first time 16 and 17 year olds will have the opportunity to vote. This is the biggest change to the Welsh democratic voting system since 1969.
We believe young people should be celebrated. They are the generation who have the ability to change the world we live in.
This year TPAS are launching Youth Voice Week, which aims to highlight young people and their opinions
Our first online AGM will be held on Tuesday 17th November 2020 at 11am.
As communities cope with and recover from the impact of the coronavirus pandemic what can be done to support and build up wellbeing and resilience in communities across Wales?
Over the past year, TPAS Cymru have teamed up with Tai Pawb to find out more about the provision of flooring in newly-let social homes. We are grateful to members and tenants for responding to the survey and helping us in our research
Renters in Wales should get increased security of tenure says Senedd Committee
Recognising achievements & sharing good practise
The Tenancy Saver Loan Scheme is for private renters. It’s a loan scheme to provide an affordable way to cover rent arrears, or future months’ rent.
Did you know there is a new free helpline for private renters about rent arrears? Bethan Hunt from Citizens Advice Cardiff and Vale explains and reveals what are the top concerns right now
Yesterday, Julie James, Minister of Housing and Local Government released a written statement that sets out new rules protecting tenants and changes to how landlords can evict a tenant.
Subjects for Tenants Groups to discuss with their landlord
Today saw the launch of the Ombudsman’s investigation into how councils in Wales are deciding whether someone is homeless; and what the council has done to help homeless people during the coronavirus outbreak
Forget Bale and Messi and the football summer transfer window- here are the biggest signings in Wales this summer!
TPAS Cymru is looking to recruit up to four people to join our Board who can help shape the future of tenant engagement in Wales and assist TPAS Cymru in to deliver challenging objectives and ensure we are well managed.
TPAS Cymru have done a 2nd survey of tenants during the pandemic. We wanted to understand how tenants in Wales were feeling and their current attitude & needs.
April 20: MUST READ: What do tenants need during this pandemic? 350+ tenants gave us their thoughts in our latest Pulse Report
Welsh Government have produced a new guide for tenants. The guide outlines the types of financial support that tenants may be able to access.
The Minister for Housing and Local Government Julie James AM has published a letter to ALL social housing tenants in Wales
COVID Symptom Tracker (UK) is a brand-new app, created in just 4 days, that gives the NHS/ hospitals a weeks warning for Coronavirus patients coming in. Sound impossible?
Due to the Coronavirus / COVID-19 outbreak the Staff and Board of TPAS Cymru have agreed to suspend our face to face events for the next month (up to 20th April) whilst we get further information.
New Renting Homes (Amendment): (Wales) Bill?– an easy summary
Changes to ‘No Fault evictions’ policy
Everything you need to know about getting started this proven fundraising option.
This week, TPAS Cymru board and staff were saddened to hear of Pam Every passing away after a period of illness
What three things do we at TPAS Cymru think you should look out for in 2020?
Easy-Read Agenda for AGM 2018-2019
From this November (2019), Housing Associations in Scotland will come under the Freedom of Information (FOI) Act. Wales does not have the same devolved powers as Scotland, however, the Information Commissioner based in England has repeatedly noted an important difference between housing associations and local authorities (Councils). Housing Associations are not currently subject to Freedom of Information (FOI) legislation, whereas local authorities are.
What's next for affordable housing? Read on to find out how the Minister has responded to the Affordable Housing Supply Review recommendations.
See the unexpected result within our latest Tenant Pulse report
The RBW's annual report to the Minister is one way they give assurance on how the regulation of Housing Associations in Wales is working and insight on issues emerging from the HA sector.
Foundational Economy - So how does TPAS Cymru measure up?
This webinar will take you through the key recommendations and what it means for you. You do not need any prior knowledge in this area as is aimed at those wanting to learn more
See how tenants perceptions have changed in terms of VfM since 2017
TPAS Cymru shares the latest update from Welsh Government's Regulation Team
The Chair of RBW has recorded an exclusive video to inform tenants about what RBW will be focusing on this year and how tenants can influence the work of the Board.
In December 2018, Welsh Government surprised the sector when they released their figures for a new rent settlement.
Are you a PRS tenant? Do you want to know the legislation updates for 2018 and what is due to change in 2019? Read our latest update.
At the end of 2018 we thought it would be useful to highlight 5 Key Thoughts that have come from the TPAS Cymru Disability Networks that were held during the year.
The Disability Networks are an opportunity to bring together disabled tenants, carers and staff from social housing from across Wales to share good practice, hear about latest policy updates and take part in consultations.
What tenants really think about affordable housing in Wales.
The horrific reality that tenants are asked to provide sexual favours to keep a roof over their head
What does 'Tenants at the Heart' really mean to tenants? See 10 key points identified at our 2018 Annual Conference
We have three new staff members joining us in our Cardiff office this summer. Carmen and Lewis will be starting in their positions on 20th August, while Elizabeth will be joining us on 10th September.
The football transfer window closes on Thursday and its been an uneventful summer. The English Premier League has lacked its usual drama, Gareth Bale stayed in Madrid, Cardiff struggled to get their targets.
A Linc Cymru tenant shares her thoughts of our recent Creating Great Communities Conference. Read on ....
The Award submissions for 2018 were of a high standard and they truly captured the imagination of the judges. Read on to find out who was nominated, who won, who sponsored and who judged the TPAS Cymru Awards this year.
What you need to know about Friday's 'Green for Grenfell' Day
The time of year is around again when we begin seeking nominations for the annual TPAS Cymru Participation Awards. Submitting a nomination to the Awards is a great way to publicise the fantastic work you do in your organisations and communities
The Abolition of the Right to Buy and Associated Rights (Wales) Act 2018 gained Royal Assent on 24 January.
Forthcoming TPAS Cymru Events
This disability network is an opportunity to bring together disabled tenants, and staff from across south Wales.
Nominations for TPAS Cymru Management Board
The full list of Winners and Runners up for our Participation Awards were announced at the Ceremony on 4th July at the Park Inn, Cardiff.
We are less than a week away from the big day. We’ve had a huge amount of entries this year and some categories have had a record number of entries. This demonstrates the strength of the sector and the value that the sector regards these awards.
As many of you are aware, we have split our annual Participation Awards event into 2 parts – a daytime learning event and a fabulous Participation Awards evening celebrating all that good in Welsh Housing participation.
Reasons why you should attend our new Good Practice day and Tenant Participation Awards.
Shelter Cymru have launched a campaign to help people understand the realities of homelessness in Wales.
Learn why TPAS Cymru decided to delay the 2016 AGM.
TPAS Cymru loves hearing that great work done by landlords and tenants is being recognised. Therefore we were thrilled to hear Melin Homes Customer Service Group has been shortlisted for ‘The Most Inspiring Scrutiny Panel ‘Award. Learn more and watch short video of Jan Harris explaining more.
80mins that changed Social Housing forever. Cathy Come Home at 50
Yesterday I attended a round table with senior officers from the Public Ombudsman for Wales, alongside representatives of charities, the third sector and advocacy groups from across Wales.
So Wales and UK has voted to leave the EU.
To say that the referendum has created division within the UK would be an understatement. In less than a week since we went to the polls, we’ve seen David Cameron announce his resignation
At TPAS Cymru we are always working to support and improve tenant participation across Wales. Therefore identifying new and effective ways of tenant and community engagement is a priority of ours.
The Agenda Series 3
Renting Homes (Amendments) (Wales) – 5 things you need to know
Guy Fawkes, votes for 16-year-olds and 6months to Senedd elections
Landlords – Does your accommodation pass the TikTok test?
Online Tenants Forum
Library of Things: the sustainable future for our communities
Your Senedd, Your Voice: Influencing the Welsh Parliament
Local Authority Officers Network