WISERD housing expert gives evidence at Senedd

Dr Peter Mackie giving evidence at the Senedd

Mae'r cynnwys hwn ar gael yn Saesneg yn unig.

An enquiry into rough sleeping by the National Assembly’s Equality, Local Government and Communities Committee this morning heard evidence from Dr Peter Mackie, Chair of WISERD’s Housing Research Network.

Dr Mackie told the Committee that recent changes in Welsh housing laws with the Housing Act 2014, while effective on a wider basis, haven’t worked as well as hoped for rough sleepers.

He also warned that the quality of temporary accommodation was so poor that many homeless people are choosing to sleep on the streets instead of staying at the shelter.