If you are looking for housing advice we offer this as part of our services at Crisis Skylight South Wales. There is also advice with links to other organisations that may be able to help you in How to get help.
Support for housing professionals
We produce materials to support local authorities, housing associations, private landlords and Help to Rent projects to set up and develop housing options. Please visit the Housing Centre for more information.
Our team based at Crisis Skylight South Wales we are well placed to provide support to Welsh organisations looking to end homelessness. We are able to build on the best practice we have learnt from our funding programmes in England and Scotland and share this to help set up and develop services.
We have promoted and collated best practice in the use of the private rented sector (PRS) as a housing option since 1997. With this practice we have developed a number of practical toolkits and advice materials which you will find within the Housing Centre. We know there is an increasing need to develop the PRS as a housing option as supply and access to social housing is restricted for homeless people. Through our work across the UK we have seen how the PRS can be a viable and secure option and, we believe, the proposed changes to PRS legislation in Wales will largely further support this.
We have also developed practical materials to support the set up and development of shared housing projects. Welfare reform changes which have impacted on people under 35 in the PRS and from 2019 in the social sector will have significant impacts on housing supply for this group. We are therefore offering support and training to projects developing shared housing.
We draw on our own direct services experience and the support we have provided to other organisations across the UK to inform our best practice. So we are uniquely placed to provide solutions from comparable housing markets regardless of their location in the UK.