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The Minister for Housing and Local Government Julie James AM has published a letter to ALL social housing tenants in Wales
A message from David Lloyd – our Programme Director
In response to the way our members are working during the COVID-19 outbreak we are adapting how we can best support you during this period.
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?
Here at TPAS Cymru we are keen to support our members at this time by coordinating the sharing of plans or practice relating to the impact of social distancing/self-isolation on your Tenant & Community Engagement activities.
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
From today, all new prospective private tenants will have to be provided with information about deposits, rent and landlord/agent contact details before a holding deposit can be taken.
Changes to ‘No Fault evictions’ policy
The time of year is around again when we begin seeking nominations for the national 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.
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.
In response to the publication of the Regulatory Board for Wales report ‘The Right Stuff: Hearing the Tenants’ Voice’ – TPAS Cymru has developed a range of essential support services to help landlord organisations meet the key messages of the report and the Regulatory Performance Standards.
What's next for affordable housing? Read on to find out how the Minister has responded to the Affordable Housing Supply Review recommendations.
The Award submissions for 2019 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.
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.
An update on the implementation of the Renting Homes (Wales) Act 2016.
What you need to know about Friday's 'Green for Grenfell' Day
Your place to find the findings of "Stakeholder review of the Regulatory Framework for housing associations in Wales"
In March 2018 the Regulatory Board for Wales published: The Right Stuff – Improving Housing Association Governance in Wales download your copy here.
On the 8th of May 2018 the National Assembly for Wales voted in favour of enacting the Regulation of Registered Social Landlords (Wales) Bill. With the Bill about to become law with the granting of royal assent expected shortly, TPAS Cymru takes a look at the 6 things you need to know about the Bill.
TPAS Cymru shares some of the latest documents published by Welsh Government.
With the Regulation of Social Landlords (Wales) Bill set for further scrutiny at the National Assembly on the 24th of April, Steffan Evans provides an update on all the latest developments.
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
Following the Regulatory Board for Wales (RBW)'s Decemeber Meeting, Helen White, RBW's Chair has, this week, published a a briefing note setting out what was discussed at the meeting.
The Welsh Government have published an information document about the end of the Right to Buy and Right to Acquire in Wales.
TPAS Cymru sets out its reaction to the National Assemby for Wales's, External Affairs and Additional Legislation Committee's report on the Regulation of Registered Social Landlords (Wales) Bill
The Abolition of the Right to Buy and Associated Rights (Wales) Act 2018 gained Royal Assent on 24 January.
Forthcoming TPAS Cymru Events
The Chair of the Regulatory Board for Wales (RBW), Helen White has prepared a briefing note setting out what was discussed at RBW's September Meeting.
This disability network is an opportunity to bring together disabled tenants, and staff from across south Wales.
Having recently responded to the Welsh Government's consultation on the Information for Tenants Document and the abolition of Right to Buy, TPAS Cymru sets out how the Tenant Pulse Community shaped its response.
Nominations for TPAS Cymru Management Board
The Chair of the Regulatory Board for Wales (RBW), Helen White has prepared a briefing note setting out what was discussed at RBW's June Meeting.
The National Assembly for Wales have published their report into the regulatory oversight of housing associations. Here is TPAS Cymru's response.
The Welsh Government want your views on a draft document, which social landlords will issue to tenants if the Abolition of the Right to Buy and Associated Rights (Wales) Bill becomes law.
Wedi rhoi tystiolaeth i ymchwiliad Cynulliad Cendelaethol Cymru i ddiogelwch tân mewn tyrau uchel, yn ddiweddar, TPAS Cymru sy'n nodi sut wnaeth Pwls Tenantiaid gael effaith ar ei dystiolaeth.
Having recently given evidence to the National Assembly for Wales's inquiry into fire saftey in high rise blocks, TPAS Cymru sets out how the Tenant Pulse Community shaped the evidence that it gave.
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.
TPAS Cymru seeks the views of Welsh tenants ahead of the National Assembly for Wales' inquiry into fire safety in high rise blocks
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.
TPAS Cymru responds to the Welsh Government's legislative priorities
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.
Your views on the proposed regulatory reforms
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.
It’s been a few weeks now since our latest member of staff, Steffan Evans joined the team at TPAS Cymru. In the week of the TAI conference Steffan takes an opportunity to reflect on his time in the post to date and sets out his hopes for the upcoming 12 months.
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.
Over the last couple of weeks I’ve been out and about across Wales facilitating our regional Housing Association Regulation Seminars.
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.
Letter to Tenants from the Minister for Housing and Local Government
Postpone TPAS Cymru Awards & 1-Day Summer Conference
Involvement Essentials: 8 Tips for Effective Engagement
Reducing Loneliness & Social Isolation
How TPAS Cymru can support you during the COVID-19 period
West Wales Tenant Network
Rents in Wales – Have your Say
North Wales Tenant Network
South Wales Tenant Network
Involving Tenants in Value for Money (Cardiff)