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Putting housing at the heart of recovery

July 1st 2020 - Presented by: Aaron Hill John Puzey Tamsin Stirling

The restrictions on daily life to try to contain the Coronavirus have highlighted the vital importance of ‘home’ and exposed some of the deep inequalities in Wales’ housing provision.

People in small, overcrowded homes have struggled to study, work and live in a confined space.  For some home has brought loneliness, isolation and violence. And after having accommodation, do rough sleepers face a return to the streets?

This webinar explores if and how housing could be at the heart of recovery.

Some of the key topics covered include:

  • the lessons learned about housing during the Coronavirus outbreak;
  • what can be done to provide safe, secure housing in the future.

The Presenters:

Aaron Hill

Aaron Hill is one of two Heads of Policy & External Affairs at Community Housing Cymru – the trade body for housing associations in Wales. In this role, he leads the organisation’s policy development and influencing work with politicians, stakeholders and civil servants. He is currently leading the organisation’s work on housing supply and influencing governments’ economic responses to COVID-19.

John Puzey

John has been Director of Shelter Cymru since 1990. He has overseen the development and growth of the charity to providing a wide range of housing advice services as well as increasing its campaigning and policy profile.

Tamsin Stirling

Tamsin is an experienced housing researcher and policy adviser who works as an independent housing consultant. She was ministerial adviser on housing, regeneration and planning issues in the Welsh Government between 2012 and 2014 during which time the Housing (Wales) Act 2014 was developed. Tamsin joined the Bevan Foundation Board in 2018.

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