Response to the Welsh Government White Paper Homes for Wales: A White Paper for Better Lives and Communities

Joseph Rowntree Foundation

A response to the 'Homes for Wales' consultation, based on evidence from JRF’s research programmes. We view the main purpose of housing policy as enabling people to access decent quality, stable, affordable housing.

We view the main purpose of housing policy as enabling people to access decent quality, stable and affordable housing.

We are pleased to submit a response to Homes for Wales that is based on evidence from a range of JRF’s research programmes including:

  • the JRF Housing Market Taskforce focused on longer term policy measures that might promote a more stable housing market;
  • Young People and Housing which is working to improve the housing offer available to young people aged 16–30 in the UK
  • Multiple Exclusion Homelessness which aims to better understand the relationship between homelessness and other social issues
  • Climate Change and Social Justice which supports the development of socially just responses to climate change in the UK;
  • A Better Life which is exploring what needs to change so that older people, especially those with high support needs, can have ‘a better life’.

Summary

Summary

JRF welcomes Homes for Wales: A White Paper for Better Lives and Communities and supports the Welsh Government’s focus on the values of fairness, social justice, equality, and sustainable development.

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