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Better help with housing costs

May 15th 2020 - Presented by: Victoria Winckler - host Steffan Evans

The Welsh Government and local authorities help people on low incomes with the costs of housing. This webinar focuses on the support that’s available for people on low income with their housing costs, and our ideas about how that support could be improved.

Some of the key topics covered include:

  • the support that’s available to people on low income with their housing costs;
  • the strengths and weaknesses of the current approach;
  • our recommendations on steps that could immediately be taken to improve the support that families receive;
  • our more radical recommendations that we believe could reduce the impact of housing as a cause of poverty in the medium to long term.
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The Presenters:

Victoria Winckler - host

Dr Victoria Winckler has been the Director of the Bevan Foundation since 2002, establishing it as Wales’ most exciting and innovative think-tank. Victoria is also currently Wales adviser to the Joseph Rowntree Foundation.

Please see our About us page for more details.

Steffan Evans

Steffan joined the Bevan Foundation as Policy and Research Officer in July 2018 after working as a participation officer at TPAS Cymru.

In 2018 Steffan graduated with a PhD from the Wales Governance Centre, at the School of Law and Politics at Cardiff University. His research examined the impact of devolution on social housing regulation in Wales and England, exploring how and why the law had diverged between both nations.

Steffan is currently looking at poverty in Wales and has a particular interest in exploring solutions for in-work poverty and in examining how the social security system could be improved.

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