The Socio-Economic Impact of the Welsh HA and Community Mutual Sector

This report by the Welsh Economy Research Unit at Cardiff University for Community Housing Cymru highlights the benefits of housing associations in Wales' contribution to the economy, estimated at £2bn. It states that the sector provided 1,850 new affordable homes in 2013/14 and is on target to meet Welsh Government's revised target of 10,000 affordable homes for this term of Government. However, of particular interest to Housing LIN Cymru members will be the growing emphasis placed on housing and services for older people such as extra care housing and Care & Repair.