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This consultation ended 16 January 2024.

Consultation period:
10 October 2023 to 16 January 2024
Last updated:

Reviewing responses

The responses to this consultation are currently being reviewed. Details of the outcome will be published here in due course.

Original consultation

We want your views on our proposals for changes to policy and the law, to end homelessness in Wales.

Consultation description

We are consulting on:

  • reform of existing core homelessness legislation
  • the role of the Welsh public service in preventing homelessness
  • targeted proposals to prevent homelessness for those disproportionately affected
  • access to housing
  • implementation

In line with the published Regulatory Impact Assessment, we have corrected the White Paper at page 81, to include the following omitted proposal:

  • In addition to strengthening practice under existing legislation, we propose to clarify within legislation that no 16 or 17 year old should be accommodated in unsupported temporary accommodation and for those leaving social care or the youth justice system, it is expressly prohibited to use the homelessness system as a route out of care or youth justice. Instead, planning should be done, and arrangements made for accommodation in advance. 
     

Consultation documents

Consultation document , file type: PDF, file size: 2 MB

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2 MB
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Consultation document: children and young people's version , file type: PDF, file size: 4 MB

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4 MB
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Consultation document: easy read , file type: PDF, file size: 1 MB

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1 MB
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Allocations: understanding more, in the context of homelessness in Wales , file type: PDF, file size: 468 KB

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468 KB
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Draft Regulatory Impact Assessment , file type: PDF, file size: 1 MB

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1 MB
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Integrated impact assessment , file type: PDF, file size: 1 MB

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1 MB
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