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.
You can watch the full evidence session, featuring Dr Mackie alongside Prof Suzanne Fitzpatrick of Heriot-Watt University, by clicking here. It's the first session of the meeting.