Changing the face of shared housing

With homelessness rising across the UK, and the demand for one-bedroom accommodation outstripping supply, Rooms4U was established to offer young people in the Vale of Glamorgan a housing option through affordable shared accommodation.

Set up as a pilot, following the announcement that under 35’s would be subject to Local Housing Allowance (LHA) rates, the project was funded by Crisis through their Help-To-Rent scheme. The pilot, hosted by Newydd Housing Association alongside the Vale of Glamorgan Council and other local social landlords, undertook research to develop and implement a shared housing project that would become a subsidiary of the Choice Based Lettings Scheme operating in the local authority.