Welcome to TPAS Cymru

TPAS Cymru has supported social housing tenants and landlords in Wales for over 20 years and has a strong track record in developing effective participation through training, support, practical projects and policy development.

We have an extensive knowledge of social housing with a focus on issues from the tenant perspective and for tenants’ benefit.

New Welsh Government Consultations

TPAS Cymru invites views from the membership to contribute to consultations carried out by the Welsh Government and other agencies which affect housing and community issues within Wales.

Click here to read the latest consultations and find out how to submit your comments.

TAP Wales

The Tenants Advisory Panel (TAP) to the Regulatory Board for Wales has been set up in partnership by the Welsh Tenants Federation, TPAS Cymru and Welsh Assembly’s Housing Regulation Team as a result of the recent Essex Review.

Click here to read more about the Tenants Advisory Panel.

TPAS Cymru Publications

TPAS Cymru produces a range of publications including specialist guidance, information and statistics about the Welsh social housing sector. Our aim is to make information available in an easy to understand format, without compromising of the quality of the information. Take a look at our publications page for more information on our latest publications.

TPAS Cymru Events

TPAS Cymru hosts various events throughout the year in order to promote the sharing of good practice, to expand knowledge and skills and to facilitate the development of housing and tenant participation policy within Wales. Take a look our events pages to find out more information about our forthcoming events.

Latest News & Events

Support for Tenant Participation: Priorities and Shape of Future Provision

The pyramid of participation – TPAS Cymru’s vision of tenant participation

The pyramid of participation – TPAS Cymru’s vision of tenant participation

The eagerly awaited report of a Review of Tenant Participation in Wales has been published this week. The report was produced by a consultant on behalf of Welsh Government who will now need to decide about the options and recommendations proposed in the report. Summary of the report, click here; full report click here. TPAS Cymru’s response to the Review report is available here.

Broadly TPAS Cymru welcomes the content and conclusions of the report which we feel is an accurate presentation of what tenant participation is about, and a well considered assessment of the options for continuing support infrastructure. The vision and priorities for effective tenant participation are very much what TPAS Cymru has advocated for some years based on our ‘Next Generation’ guide. We welcome many aspects of the report and its recommendations including TPAS Cymru continuing as an independent organisation, while pursuing our existing discussions about collaboration to increase efficiencies. However, some recommendations would mean significant changes in the way TPAS Cymru is funded and how support for tenant participation might be delivered.

It is clear that Welsh Government support for tenant participation will continue but in an altered framework and with less resources. Watch this space for Welsh Government decisions. We hope those decisions will take account that support and training for tenants to shape and improve services will pay back in efficiency and effective services.

TPAS CYMRU ON TRACK

Welsh Government has approved core grant for TPAS Cymru for the whole of 2014/15, but with a cut by one third.   That means a lifting of uncertainty for this year and we will be planning and publicising our programme of … Continue reading

Regulation of HA’s in Wales: A New Way of Working

FREE HALF DAY WORKSHOP FOR TENANTS AND RESIDENTS The Regulation regime for housing associations in Wales has been significantly revamped as a result of a series of reviews:  the Interim evaluation of the Regulation framework; Governance review; and the risk … Continue reading

THE BIG LUNCH

The Big Lunch is the UK’s annual get together for neighbours.  Which is a lottery-funded project to encourage people and communities to get together for lunch on one day a year. It’s a simple idea that is having a big impact. … Continue reading