We are currently assessing the extent to which the Welsh Housing Conditions Survey (WHCS), produced by the Welsh Government, meets the professional standards set out in the statutory Code of Practice for Statistics.
The Code of Practice is a regulatory framework based on the trustworthiness, quality and value of statistics. Capturing the views of users, and potential users, forms an important part of our judgment about the statistics, including their strengths and how they could be improved.
We would welcome your feedback on these statistics. As the statistics from the Welsh Housing Conditions Survey have not yet been published (they are expected to be published late 2018), we are interested in the Welsh Government’s engagement with users and potential users, in the following areas:
- Why are these statistics of interest to you (please indicate which of the statistics you will use, how you would expect to use them and how you would like to be able to use them)?
- How well will these statistics meet your needs?
- How satisfied are you with the way that the team in Welsh Government has engaged and consulted with you as a user (for example, involvement in WHCS requirements gathering, responses to email enquiries, or at user days or other consultations)?
- How well has the WHCS’s place within the overall Housing Conditions Evidence Programme been explained to you? (Are you aware of the Housing Stock Analytical Resource for Wales (HSAR)?)
We welcome comments on any other aspect of these statistics which you think may be relevant to our assessment. And, if you think there are other user groups we should be talking to about these statistics, please let us know.
It may be useful for us to share your comments with the Welsh Government to enable them to take account of your views as they develop the statistics. Please could you indicate if you are happy for us to pass on your comments and contact details.
Please send your written response via email to the regulation team, or if you would prefer to speak to the team, please call Job de Roij (01329 447709).
We look forward to receiving your comments by 31 July 2018.