Public Lecture: Meeting the Housing Challenge
Huw Lewis, Welsh Government Minister for Housing, Regeneration and Heritage is to give a lecture on the 8 December at Swansea University as part of the Research Institute for Arts and Humanities (RIAH) public lecture series.
The hour-long lecture is titled, ‘Meeting the Housing Challenge: Building a Consensus for Action’ and will touch on all aspects of his portfolio but will pay particular attention to housing, on which he will publish his proposals next year for a new Housing Bill.
The Minister said, “The appointment of a Cabinet Member with responsibility for Housing, Regeneration and Heritage reflects the importance the Government attaches to these subjects, which impact on people and communities in many different ways. It is an opportunity to realise the social, economic and environmental benefits in these policy areas and to make a difference to people's lives.”
The Minister for Housing, Regeneration, and Heritage has responsibilities which range from homelessness and housing advice to conserving and protecting the historic environment of Wales and promotion of heritage-led regeneration; the lecture will touch on some of these topics. Huw’s ongoing interests include education and the challenges facing the South Wales valleys.
Director of the Research Institute for Arts and Humanities, Professor Chris Williams said, “We are delighted to be hosting the Minister and look forward to hearing what he has to say about the importance of housing in creating stable communities and a sense of social well-being. The historic contribution of Labour administrations to the development of housing provision has been a significant one, stretching back through Aneurin Bevan's tenure as Minister of Health and Housing in the Attlee government to the importance placed upon this issue by one of Huw Lewis's predecessors as a representative for Merthyr -- Keir Hardie himself.”
The lecture will be held in the Wallace Lecture Theatre, Wallace Building, Swansea University. Everyone is welcome and admission is free. Refreshments will be available before the lecture from 5.15pm and the lecture starts at 6pm.
For more information, please contact RIAH: firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone: 01792 295190.