Posted: Fri 14th Oct 2016

Delivering Housing For A Liveable City

news.wales / newyddion.cymru
This article is old - Published: Friday, Oct 14th, 2016

The City of Cardiff Council has set out how it will shape and deliver future housing services and provision across the city over the next five years. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

The authority’s housing strategy, which outlines the direction for housing provision and services across all tenures and identifies the key priorities for the Council and partners up until 2021, will be considered by Cabinet at its next meeting on Thursday, October 13. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Developed at a time of increasing housing need and reducing resources, the strategy focuses on prioritising and meeting the housing needs of the most vulnerable and commits to delivering a number of ambitious activities – ‘We wills’ in conjunction with partners over the next five years. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

These ‘We will’ pledges include developing a full understanding of housing need in the city; ensuring the housing needs of the most vulnerable are met; taking a co-ordinated and evidence-based approach to developing and improving homes, improving neighbourhoods and helping to build stronger communities and addressing equalities issues to better understand diverse housing needs. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

The strategy covers a wide range of housing-related issues including homelessness, accommodation for older people including independent living solutions for disabled people, affordable housing, improving the private rented sector, mitigating the impact of Welfare Reform and ensuring people have access to effective advice by extending the hubs programme. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Cabinet Member for Health, Housing and Wellbeing, Cllr Susan Elsmore, said: “We believe housing is at the heart of well-being and can have a huge impact on a person’s health and quality of life, and so we are committed to working with our partners to deliver high quality, sustainable and affordable homes in Cardiff, particularly for those in most need, over the next five years. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

“Doing this against a backdrop of continuing austerity, increased demand and new legislation will be a considerable challenge but we are fortunate to have a wealth of partners who share our values and priorities. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

“This housing strategy supports all four of the Council’s key priorities and reflects our aim of becoming Europe’s most liveable capital city.” ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​



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