Housing support

We have a number of projects across the South Wales area which provide supported accommodation and support to vulnerable people.

Bridgend

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Extra care support service

This is a newly commissioned service which provides housing related support to people over 65 moving into the two new Extra Care facilities being built in Maesteg and Ynysawdre by Linc Housing Association. We are funded by the Welsh Government through the Supporting People Grant to deliver the service.

Individuals are referred to the Extra Care schemes by Social Services and if accepted for accommodation, are then referred to the support service for pre-tenancy support and ongoing support following the move into their new accommodation.  We will be working with our housing and care partners to develop a programme of activities within the Extra Care facilities to ensure individuals resettle well into the building, reduce isolation and improve their health and wellbeing.

Support is based on an individual’s needs and will assist with:

  • Promoting personal and community safety
  • Promoting independence and control
  • Promoting economic progress and financial control
  • Promoting health and wellbeing

For more information please contact us on 0800 024 8968 or email enquiries@hafod.org.uk.

Sycamore service - floating support

The Sycamore Service operates throughout the Borough of Bridgend.  We are funded by the Welsh Government through the Supporting People Grant.  We provide free housing related support to anyone over the age of 55 regardless of where they live or who owns their home.  Support is provided to promote independence and is provided at a time and in a manner that suits the individual.

The housing related support can include:

  • Managing money and debts
  • Making sure you get the benefits you are entitled to and maximising your income
  • Managing your health and wellbeing
  • Talking to your landlord and other agencies
  • Dealing with tenancy issues or concerns
  • Applying for a house, moving home or resettling
  • Accessing education, training, volunteering or employment
  • Dealing with letters, completing forms and paying bills
  • Assistance with daily living tasks to remain independent
  • Accessing and acquiring new skills such as using the computer or internet
  • Building Confidence to be involved in your community
  • Enabling you to feel safe and able to live in your own home

For more information please contact us on 0800 024 8968 or email enquiries@hafod.org.uk.

Supported accommodation for the homeless - Ty Ogwr

In Bridgend we operate Ty Ogwr, a 16 bedroom homeless hostel that provides accommodation to vulnerable homeless people.

This is a modern and well equipped building and is located close to Bridgend town centre. There is a door entry system and secure fobbed access throughout the building. The building comprises of 16 bedsits with shared communal facilities including a lounge, computer room, dining and kitchen facilities and laundry facilities.

We work in partnership with the Wallich who provide housing related support to residents in the building to help them gain independent living skills so they can manage and sustain their own accommodation in the long term after moving on. The building is staffed 24 hours a day either by our staff or workers from the Wallich.

Referrals for this scheme are taken through Bridgend Council’s Homelessness Advice and Prevention team.

Cardiff

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Supported accommodation for those aged 16 - 24

We can offer short-term supported accommodation (up to two years) for people aged 16 – 24 years.

We will help you gain the necessary skills to manage your own home and tenancy with the added security that someone is on hand to support you at times of emergency, crisis or difficulty.

We can support you with:

  • Budgeting and accessing debt advice services
  • Making sure you are getting the benefits advice and employment advice you are entitled to
  • Looking at housing options to enable you to move on to your own home
  • Accessing education, training, employment or volunteering opportunities • Dealing with letters, completing forms and paying bills
  • Gaining new life skills such as cooking and cleaning
  • Building self-esteem
  • Managing essential health appointments
  • Helping you to lead an independent life
  • Accessing services in the community

For more information please contact us on 0800 024 8968 or enquiries@hafod.org.uk.

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Supported accommodation for those with mental health issues

We run 12 schemes in the Cardiff area funded by the Supporting People Fund all of which are set up to help those deal with any issues including mental health that impact your ability to maintain a tenancy or live independently.

We can support you with:

  • Managing essential health appointments
  • Gaining knowledge of local services and agencies to help you maintain your own mental health, personal wellbeing or recovery
  • Budgeting and accessing debt advice services
  • Making sure that you are getting the benefits and advice you are entitled to
  • Talking to your landlord and other agencies to deal with tenancy concerns
  • Looking at housing options for moving home or resettling
  • Accessing education, training, employment or volunteering opportunities
  • Dealing with letters, completing forms and paying bills
  • Acquiring new skills such as using computers or the internet
  • Building confidence to be involved in your community

If you have a mental health condition which affects your ability to manage your tenancy independently or if you could potentially be at risk of homelessness, you can apply to enter one of these schemes via Cardiff’s Homelessness Gateway.

Carmarthen

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Carmarthenshire Accommodation Project

This Accommodation project aims to provide single living accommodation for ten young adults, aged 16 – 24 in flats around Carmarthenshire, the service is funded by Supporting People Grant.

Currently most of our accommodation is located at Llanelli with the remainder being located at Carmarthen. The aim of the project is to provide temporary accommodation to tenants in ten privately leased flats that have dedicated floating support available Monday- Friday to assist with tenancy related support.

For more information please contact Carmarthenshire Council on 0300 333 2222.

Young persons project - St Clears

This project provides temporary accommodation and housing related support to 11 young adults aged 16 – 24 with complex needs and is funded by the Supporting People Grant. The accommodation is located by office facilities that house a dedicated team of support workers providing cover 24 hours a day. Each tenant at the project is allocated a one bedroom flat and is supported with the aim of progressing them towards living independently. For more information please contact Carmarthenshire Council on 0300 333 2222.

Merthyr Tydfil

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Extra care - Ty Cwm

Find out more about Ty Cwm here.

Rhondda Cynon Taf

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Extra care - Ty Heulog

Find out more about Ty Heulog here.

Floating support

We offer a free housing-related support service in the Rhondda area for people aged 16 and over. This service helps prevent homelessness by building people’s confidence and helping with the skills they need to live independently and successfully manage a home.

Support is available to anyone in the Rhondda area, regardless of the type of accommodation they live in. We will visit a person at home or at another agreed location to talk about their support needs and agree on any goals that they want to achieve. We work in partnership with other agencies to make sure people can access the services or expertise they may need.

Support is based on an individual’s needs and we can provide support with:

  • Managing money and benefits
  • Preventing homelessness
  • Settling into a home and making friends in the neighbourhood.
  • Arranging appointments and accessing other helpful services
  • Filling out forms, reading mail and writing important letters
  • Accessing leisure, skills and employment opportunities
  • Support to stay independent

Anyone who would benefit from this support, can contact the Supporting People Team on 01443 425473 or email supportingpeopleteam@rhondda-cynon-taff.gov.uk

Alternatively, contact us for further information on 0800 024 8968 or email enquiries@hafod.org.uk

Supported accommodation for those with mental health issues

We have two supported houses in RCT which provide short term accommodation to people experiencing mental health issues.

We are funded by the Welsh Government through the Supporting People Grant.  We provide housing related support five days a week with a support worker based in the house.

All tenants have access to a community alarm service for emergencies when staff are not on site.  The service is a short term service to support people to develop individual living skills and goals they identify to ensure they can move into their own accommodation in future and successfully maintain this in the long term.

Support is based on an individual’s needs and will assist with:

  • Promoting personal and community safety
  • Promoting independence and control
  • Promoting economic progress and financial control
  • Promoting health and wellbeing

For more information on these schemes please contact us on 0800 024 8968 or email enquiries@hafod.org.uk

Vale of Glamorgan

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Croeso Pawb - support service for those aged 55+

Our drop-in service, Croeso Pawb offers free advice and guidance around housing, finance, health and wellbeing to those who are 55 and over living in the Vale of Glamorgan area.

This service takes place every Monday, Wednesday and Friday between 10am – 12pm at Golau Caredig, Gladstone Road, Barry, Vale of Glamorgan, CF62 7AZ. Alternative locations are also available or you can request a visit.

To find out more call 01446 731940 or email valeteam@hafod.org.uk.

 

Extra care - Golau Caredig

Find out more about Golau Caredig here.

Supported accommodation

In the Vale of Glamorgan area we run five supported accommodation schemes in partnership with Newydd Housing Association.

Referrals are taken through the Vale of Glamorgan Council’s Supporting People team.