This report is The Wallich response to the Welsh Government consultation on its post-pandemic interim homelessness measures.
They asked for views on changes to homelessness provision to ensure no one is left to sleep rough in Wales.
The specific purpose of this consultation was to gather views on three statutory orders under Part 2 of the Housing (Wales) Act 2014:
- The Homelessness (Priority Need) (Wales) (Amendment) Order 2022 – which seeks views on the proposal to add ‘Person sleeping rough’ as an 11th category of Priority Need under Section 70 of the Act;
- The Homelessness (Intentionality) (Specified Categories) (Wales) (Amendment) Regulation 2022 – which seeks views on the consequential amendment to the Homelessness (Intentionality) (Specified Categories) (Wales) Regulations 2015 to include ‘Rough Sleeping’ as the 11th category; and
- The Homelessness (Suitability of Accommodation) (Wales) (Amendment) Order 2022 – which seeks views on two changes:
- Adding a sub-category to Article 6 of the (Homelessness) Suitability of Accommodation (Wales) Order 2015 for where an Authority’s ability to provide accommodation has been restricted as a result of pressures from Covid-19, subject to a time limit of 31 March 2023; and
- Explicitly including public health emergency in the list of emergency events under Article 6a.
Read our response
The Communications & Public Affairs team had a number of useful discussions with staff across the organisation, and as a result we have submitted our feedback to the Welsh Government consultation, and are looking forward to hearing more details soon.