FAMILY HOUSING NEWS & INFORMATION

All the latest news from Family Housing.

FAMILY HOUSING'S REGULATORY OPINION 2016

Family Housing is regulated by the Welsh Government, who regularly publish a Regulatory Opinion on how Family Housing is performing. The 2016 Regulatory Opinion was published on 12th December 2016, and you can read it in English or Welsh by clicking on the links.


SCRUTINY PANEL APPLICATIONS & ALLOCATIONS REPORT

The Tenant Scrutiny Panel completed a lengthy report on Family Housing's Applications and Allocations procedures in January 2016. Since then Family Housing have implemented many of the Panel's recommendations and the Panel has continued to review the progress at regular intervals. A summary of the Panel's findings and updates on the outcomes can be viewed here.


BENEFIT CAP

From the 7th November 2016 the benefit cap has been lowered to £20,000 per year for couples and lone parents and £13,400 for single claimants. Those already subject to the higher benefit cap will see a drop in their entitlement to housing benefit immediately.  However, the majority of claimants will not be affected by the lower benefit cap until the 12th December 2016 in this area. It is vital that claimants are fully aware of these changes, that their entitlements to benefits are checked to ensure that they are not missing out on benefits that would exempt them from this cap applying or other help and assistance is provided.

Click on the link for a list of organisations that provide advice and information on benefits in Swansea.


FAMILY HOUSING ANNUAL REVIEW 2015-2016

Family Housing have published their Annual Review 2015-2016. Click on the link to read it in English or Welsh.


COMMUNITY HOUSING OFFICERS

The Community Housing Officers for some areas of Family Housing's housing have recently changed. A full list can be viewed by CLICKING HERE.





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