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Section highlightThe People’s NHS Part of an initiative to engage the public in creating a safe and sustainable health service for the future.
Spreading the word »Action on the ground to increase learning materials in the medium of Welsh.Learn more »
First Minister’s call for action on the Welsh language
People from across Wales with an interest in the Welsh language are being asked to take action on its future in a national online conversation.
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- First Minister’s call for action on the Welsh language
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The action plan sets out our commitment to drive developments in the field of Welsh-language technology and digital media.Learn more »
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The Welsh Government has followed the principles of openness in government for many years. Find out how you can make a freedom of information request or see requests that have already been made.
The Strategy for Older People in Wales 2013-2023 »The 3rd phase focuses on ensuring that older people in Wales have the resources to deal with the challenges and opportunities they face.Learn more »
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Section highlightIndex of Planning Policy Guidance for Wales
Our land use planning policy guidance is set out in two core documents, "Planning Policy Wales" and "Minerals Planning Policy Wales".
Legislative programme 2012 - 2013 »
Addressing the Assembly in the Senedd today, the First Minister, Carwyn Jones, detailed the eight bills in the Welsh Government’s 5-year Legislative Programme that will be brought forward during the second year of the Welsh Assembly.Learn more »
Section highlightCommunity Infrastructure Levy
Local authorities can charge a Community Infrastructure Levy on new developments to support the infrastructure needed.
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Examples of infrastructure investment projects funded by the Welsh Government across Wales.Learn more »
The Welsh Ministers regulate registered social landlords registered in Wales, which are more commonly known as ‘housing associations’.
We work to:
protect the interests of current and future tenants and other service users;
ensure good quality social housing, in terms of the Welsh Housing Quality Standard, services which meet tenants’ needs, value for money, and financial viability;
and maintain the confidence of funders.
What we do
We register and regulate independent housing associations throughout Wales. We aim to use public reports and, where appropriate, direct intervention, to protect the interests of current and future tenants, and other service users. We help landlords to improve their governance, financial management and landlord services. We also help to ensure that housing associations can continue to attract private finance at competitive rates to build and improve affordable homes for people in housing need.
How we work
Our approach is guided by the Regulatory Framework for Housing Associations Registered in Wales, which is underpinned by our commitment to put tenants at the heart of regulation. You can find out more about this and download a copy of the regulatory framework below. We consult key stakeholders about proposed changes to policy. Current and previous consultations will be available in the consultation area of this site.
We publish “Delivery outcomes” (standards of performance) that we expect landlords to meet. These are detailed in the Regulatory Framework and have been agreed with the sector and Community Housing Cymru, which represents housing associations. The delivery outcomes provide a framework for assessment of performance and for housing associations to self-assess their own strengths and areas for improvement.
Our work is overseen by the Regulatory Board for Wales, with support from members of the Tenant Advisory Panel.