Get involved

We actively encourage all of our customers to get involved and influence what is happening in their homes and communities.

Getting involved can be as simple as completing a survey, providing us with valuable feedback about what you think about our services. You may also wish to be involved in helping us to develop changes to our services to improve the way we work.

Our Customer Charter

Our Customer Charter sets out how we will work with you as customers to achieve the ambitions you have for you, your families and communities.

Our customer charter embraces everyone who lives in our homes and communities whatever kind of housing they live in or service they access including extra care, nursing homes, supported housing, homecare and affordable housing.

It applies to everything we do – from community activities, local housing management, repairs and maintenance through to top level decisions. Hafod believes that it is essential that you and the communities you live in decide what is important.

How did you #getinvolved in 2020?

Find out how we have heard our customers voice and what has changed as a result.

Walk in your community

Walk in your community is a great opportunity for us to work together to get an idea of the issues within your community.

We will be looking at a variety of things such as, bins, graffiti, damaged properties, bulky refuse, landscaping, trip hazards and the general condition of your area.

Five communities were identified for 2020, they are: Arcon in Old St Mellons, Heol Loveluck in Bridgend, Powis View in Barry, Maes Gwair & Heol Ty Maen in Bridgend and Thornhill in Cwmbran.  

Due to the current covid guidance these were carried out via a virtual walk on Facebook live in your Hafod #Connect group where you had the opportunity to post comments to your team.

The walks, comments and feedback can be found in your Facebook #Connect group.

#Connect Bridgend https://www.facebook.com/groups/HafodBridgend/

#Connect Cardiff https://www.facebook.com/groups/HafodCardiff/

#Connect Newport/Torfaen https://www.facebook.com/groups/HafodNewTor/

#Connect Rhondda Cynon Taf https://www.facebook.com/groups/HafodRCT/

#Connect Vale of Glamorgan https://www.facebook.com/groups/HafodVOG/

#Connect Merthyr Tydfil https://www.facebook.com/groups/HafodMerthyr/

Scrutiny Panel

Our Scrutiny Panel is made up of volunteer customers and plays an important role in helping to improve our services. The Panel meet regularly to review performance and make recommendations to ensure our customers have a voice, placing them at the heart of everything we do.

September hot topics included discussions on how we communicate with our customers, how we recruit new members and a board update on Hafod’s manifesto that was recently discussed with Welsh Government.

Join the Panel

If you would like to find out more about the Scrutiny Panel please get in touch with your engagement team on 0800 024 8968 or fill in the form below.

Facebook 

Have you joined your #Connect group yet?

The groups have been set up so we can #connect with you and build an online community where you can share the great things going on in your area and more.

Along with partner organisations we will post information about housing advice, money and benefits advice, events and activities, job vacancies and more!

#Connect Bridgend https://www.facebook.com/groups/HafodBridgend/

#Connect Cardiff https://www.facebook.com/groups/HafodCardiff/

#Connect Newport/Torfaen https://www.facebook.com/groups/HafodNewTor/

#Connect Rhondda Cynon Taf https://www.facebook.com/groups/HafodRCT/

#Connect Vale of Glamorgan https://www.facebook.com/groups/HafodVOG/

#Connect Merthyr Tydfil https://www.facebook.com/groups/HafodMerthyr/

You can also get involved in topical polls.

Your feedback from recent polls have enabled us to change visiting times to our care homes to suit your needs and  hear your voice on how you feel we have responded to coronavirus.

 

Question of the month

Every month when you phone our customers services team you will be asked to take part in question of the month.

Decembers question

Are you happy to answer a question about affordability of period products?

If yes, do you find period products expensive to buy?

TPAS Cymru – Tenant Pulse

What is Tenant Pulse?

Do you want to make housing better?

Tenant Pulse is the voice of tenants in Wales.  It has been created by TPAS Cymru and is supported by Welsh Government.  Their main aim is to find out what matters most to tenants in Wales.

The results of their surveys are used by Welsh Government and landlords to create housing policy which works for tenants, and which makes housing in Wales safer and fairer.

Have your say by joining the thousands of tenants already registered – please click here.

Mystery Shoppers

Customers from our Service Improvement Team carried out a mystery shopping exercise by  listening to calls made to our customer service team. The aim is to make sure our services are delivered equally by everybody and to identify training needs within the team.

If you are interested in becoming a mystery shopper, please get in touch.

Our Customer Charter

Our customer charter sets out how we will work with you as customers to achieve the ambitions you have for you, your families and communities.

Our customer charter embraces everyone who lives in our homes and communities whatever kind of housing they live in or service they access including extra care, nursing homes, supported housing, homecare and affordable housing.

It applies to everything we do – from community activities, local housing management, repairs and maintenance through to top level decisions. Hafod believes that it is essential that you and the communities you live in decide what is important.

We are committed to work with you to:

  • come up with your own plans and ideas
  • define what success will look like for you and your community
  • agree what support you need to be successful
  • be imaginative and creative
  • share what goes well and what doesn’t go so well so that other people can learn from your experience
  • identify other groups and agencies who can help

Our charter lays down the values we share, our new approach to working together, what support we can offer each other, how we will measure success and what to do if you have any questions or ideas.