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Housing adaptations in Wales – Statement from the Chair of the Public Accounts Committee

22/02/2018

In response to the Wales Audit Office report on housing adaptations in Wales, the Chair of the National Assembly’s Public Accounts Committee, Nick Ramsay AM, has issued the following statement.

Mr Ramsay said:

“Housing adaptations are important in helping older and disabled people maintain their independence, but today’s report shows that due to the complexity of the current delivery system, people get very different standards of service because of where they live and not what they need.

“The report’s findings highlight a range of weaknesses and highlights that the Welsh Government, local authorities, housing associations and their partners need to improve how they deliver services to some of the most vulnerable people in society.

“It is critical that action is taken now to ensure public money is spent wisely and vulnerable people are provided with the help they need.

“The recommendations in today’s report will help the Welsh Government and public bodies to address the long-standing weaknesses identified in the Auditor General’s review and follow on from the recent work of the Public Accounts Committee on housing associations.”

 

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