About Hafod

Hafod is a socially conscious, not-for-profit organisation providing housing, care and support services across south Wales for the benefit of our customers and communities.

We deliver high-quality affordable homes and support for people to maintain their independence and well-being for as long as possible. We also provide care to people in their own homes, in supported housing or in our residential care and nursing homes.

Our ambition is to transform housing, health, social care and support in order to improve the well-being of our customers and our communities.

 

Get involved with the circular economy

Get involved with the circular economy

Our Side-by-Side Innovation team are proud to be supporting the latest pop-up event being held by Benthyg Cymru and Repair Cafe Wales on 11 September. Offer your skills by volunteering on the day. Those who can repair electrical items and bikes, and those with...

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Spin out to help out

Spin out to help out

Our Director of Research and Innovation, Jamie Smith has contributed to the latest issue of Welsh Housing Quarterly (WHQ). He talks about our how our innovation spin-out, Side-by-Side, started out, and the three main challenges it will initially be tackling. In an...

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Smartphone campaign helps reconnect customer with loved ones

Smartphone campaign helps reconnect customer with loved ones

So far we have distributed 12 smartphones as part of the Community Calling campaign which supports individuals without access to the internet both during Covid-19 and beyond. Cassius is our first customer to benefit from the campaign. He has struggled without having...

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Our innovation spin-out has launched!

Our innovation spin-out has launched!

Three, two, one and lift off! We’re proud to announce that Side-by-Side, our new innovation spin-out, has launched. Side-by-Side are a small, dedicated team that work at arms’ length to our core business, but completely in the interests of our customers and...

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What does good old age look like? Help us find out!

What does good old age look like? Help us find out!

Are you aged 25–40? We want to hear from you!   We’re looking for individuals to help us in our Reimagining Old Age research by taking part in a one hour workshop.    What will I have to do?  The workshop will be online via Teams so you’ll need internet...

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Real-world innovation

Real-world innovation

Read our Director of Research and Innovation, Jamie Smith’s latest contribution to Welsh Housing Quarterly (WHQ) which explores the potential for technology to change lives. The role of technology in people’s lives has long been a concern in social housing....

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Free period products for our Cardiff customers

Free period products for our Cardiff customers

We’ve teamed up with period product brand TOTM to trial providing free pads, tampons and liners to our customers in Cardiff who need them.  Please note, this trial is currently only available to Hafod customers. If you need urgent access to products, please ask your...

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Help us understand more about affordability of period products

Help us understand more about affordability of period products

When our customers contact our customer services team, we ask them if they’d like to take part in our question of the month. In December our question of the month was: have you or someone in your home ever struggled to afford period products?   Out of the 147...

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True innovation: the one thing we haven’t tried yet?

True innovation: the one thing we haven’t tried yet?

Our Director of Research and Innovation, Jamie Smith, is part of Community Housing Cymru’s Innovation Working Group that will be identifying the challenges facing people and communities in Wales, and looking at the ideas the housing sector has to tackle those...

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Innovation: It’s just doing new stuff… right?

Innovation: It’s just doing new stuff… right?

Jamie Smith, our Director of Research and Innovation has contributed to January’s edition of WHQ magazine. Read his take on embedding innovation to the way we work and how we are innovating social isolation and loneliness. In doing various roles involving...

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Omar innovates in social housing

Omar innovates in social housing

Our Research and Innovation Lead, Omar Idris recently spoke to This is Housing about his transition of working for Gilette to innovating the social housing sector. Here’s what he had to say: For eight years, I worked within the fast-moving consumer goods sector...

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Jamie Smith joins CHC’s Housing Futures steering group

Jamie Smith joins CHC’s Housing Futures steering group

We’re really pleased to announce Jamie Smith, our Director of Research and Innovation, has been appointed to sit on Community Housing Cymru’s (CHC) Housing Futures steering group. The group consists of 15 people representing housing associations across Wales with...

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