Lunchtime Launch: Understanding the Local Housing Allowance in Wales

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EventsResourcesVideosWebinarEvent Date: Sep 23rd, 2021  Time: 12:30  Location: Online

What is it about

The way the Local Housing Allowance is calculated is widely understood to be a factor in causing and exacerbating homelessness in Wales. In many areas, the support provided is fair below the amount needed to rent in the private rental sector. Our new report will detail the extent of this lack of support, as well as the numerous other barriers faced by people in receipt of housing benefit when seeking to find a home

Join us to for our free 30-minute briefing to hear the findings of our latest research to see the difficulties faced by thousands of people across Wales in trying to access housing.

Why you should take part

This short webinar will provide you with up to date research on the rental housing market, and the numerous challenges that people encounter when searching for housing. As well as a short presentation of the key findings, you’ll also have the opportunity to ask questions or to chat online with other participants.

Join us to understand:

  • The extent shortfall in support provided by housing benefit
  • Why the Local Housing Allowances fails to deliver
  • What additional barriers people face in trying to enter accommodation

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The Presenters:

Victoria Winckler

Dr Victoria Winckler

Victoria Winckler is Director of the Bevan Foundation, where she has been leading its project on fair work in the foundational economy. She has more than 30 years' experience in labour market analysis, and policy innovation, delivering significant change to public policy and practice over her career.

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Hugh Kocan

Hugh joined the Bevan Foundation in March 2021 as a Housing Policy Officer.
Hugh graduated from Cardiff University with a degree in Welsh Governance and Politics
Hugh is currently working on researching ways the Local Housing Allowance can be improved to reduce homelessness in Wales.

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