Cardiff, Capital of Wales

Welsh government celebrates first anniversary of accommodation programme

The Welsh Government is celebrating one year since the launch of a programme to ensure that everybody has a place to call their home.

Marking the occasion, the Welsh Climate Change Minister visited a Cardiff site that would provide homes for over 150 families as part of the Transitional Accommodation Capital Programme. The programme was established last summer to ensure that good quality, longer term housing can be delivered quickly in response to the increasing pressures on temporary accommodation.

During the first year of the programme, it has provided local authorities and Registered Social Landlords with £76.4 million to bring forward the delivery of 936 homes. This is part of the Welsh Government’s commitment to end homelessness in all forms in the country, with a clear strategy for achieving this.

Julie James, Minister for Climate Change, said:

“We have an ambitious transformation agenda – focused on prevention of rapid re-housing. This is supported by an equally ambitious Social Housing programme to bring forward more homes for everyone in housing need.

“I am pleased to see that enormous progress has been made with TACP as we have worked in partnership with local authorities and Registered Social Landlords to deliver 936 more homes in 2022-23, enabled by £76.4 million in funding from Welsh Government

“With the success of its first year, I’m pleased to announce that we’re opening TACP for a second year for local authorities and Registered Social Landlords to apply for funding to deliver more homes.”

Part of the programme’s focus is to construct high-quality homes using Modern Methods of Construction, with the Cardiff site being one of the largest MMC projects that the Transitional Accommodation Capital Programme is funding. This equates to £16,420,497 in grant funding, with the site being utilised for around 600 permanent homes once the programme is complete and the transitional homes are moved to a different site.

 

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