The Housing Conditions Evidence Programme is a strategic programme of investment in evidence about the condition and energy efficiency/performance of housing in Wales.
This is the latest release
Essential elements of the HCEP include:
- Updating the fuel poverty estimates for Wales.
- Providing a national view of the Welsh Housing Quality Standard (WHQS) and Housing Health and Safety Rating System (HHSRS).
- Helping to improve the Housing domain in the Welsh Index of Multiple Deprivation 2019 update.
- Providing data for many other housing, environmental and social policy needs.
Data from the HCEP will underpin two of the Well-being of Wales national indicators. Specifically these are dwellings free from hazards and dwellings with adequate energy performance. This will contribute to the wider monitoring of our progress as a nation against the Well-being Goals.
The HCEP is closely linked to the Decarbonisation of homes programme. It has been recognised as one of the key data sources for the Decarbonisation of homes in Wales advisory group.
Prosperity for All: the national strategy deals with the commitments made in this Administration’s Programme for Government, Taking Wales Forward. It places them in a long-term context, and sets out how they’ll be delivered by bringing together the efforts of the whole Welsh public sector. One of the five cross-cutting priority areas of Prosperity for All is Housing, which acknowledges the impact housing can have on all aspects of life.
The HCEP encompasses two work streams:
- The Welsh Housing Conditions Survey 2017-18 (WHCS): A national survey which provides information about the condition and energy efficiency/performance of all types and tenures of housing in Wales, but not vacant properties.
- The Housing Stock Analytical Resource Wales (HSAR): A ‘dwelling spine’ capturing a range of data on the characteristics, fabric, condition and energy efficiency of the housing stock in Wales. Where possible it will be at individual property level.
Stakeholder update, September 2019 , file type: PDF, file size: 681 KB
Stakeholder update, January 2019 , file type: PDF, file size: 240 KB
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