Welsh Language Scheme
Hafod Housing Association has adopted the principle, that in the conduct of public business in Wales, it will treat the Welsh and English languages on the basis of equality. Our Welsh Langauge Scheme shows how we will operate that principle in providing services to the public in Wales over the next 3 years.
The objectives of the Scheme are:
- To enable everyone who uses a service or is in discussion with the Association to do so through the medium of Welsh and English according to their personal choice and;
- To promote and facilitate the use of the Welsh language in the workplace.
The Association acknowledges that members of the public can express their opinions and needs better in their chosen language. It also acknowledges that enabling the public to use the Welsh language is a matter of good practice rather than a concession, and that denying them the right to use their chosen language could place them in a disadvantaged position. The Association will therefore offer the public the right to choose which langauge to use when dealing with it, in accordance with the principle above.