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.

 

Ross thrives in housing sector environment

Ross thrives in housing sector environment

Our Digital Developer, Ross Grant, recently spoke to This is Housing about how he enjoys making a positive difference every day in the housing sector. Here’s what he had to say: “Before joining Hafod in March 2019 as a Quality Performance Administrator I...

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Impressive festive light display wins decoration competition!

Impressive festive light display wins decoration competition!

At the beginning of December, our Neighbourhood Coaches ran a festive decoration competition for our tenants across our Facebook Connect groups. They received lots of fantastic entries from our tenants who have been extremely creative with their decorations this year;...

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Spreading Christmas cheer at Hope St Mellon’s Toy Shop

Spreading Christmas cheer at Hope St Mellon’s Toy Shop

Our Neighbourhood Coaches Amy, Kate and Lisa helped spread some Christmas cheer by volunteering their time and Neighbourhood Coach budget to help out with Hope St Mellons’ Free Christmas Toy Shop. They helped organise toys into age ranges to help those looking...

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We’ve been awarded a new housing-related support contract

We’ve been awarded a new housing-related support contract

We’re excited to announce that we will be continuing to work in partnership with Bridgend County Borough Council and the Welsh Government to deliver housing-related support to people over 55 through our Sycamore support service. Our Sycamore service operates...

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Our community newspaper scoops TPAS award!

Our community newspaper scoops TPAS award!

We’re thrilled to announce that our community newspaper has won the ‘Communicating with Tenants and Residents’ award at the TPAS Cymru Good Practice Awards this year! We would like to thank everyone who contributed to the newspaper. The Good Practice Awards...

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Old fashioned values

Old fashioned values

This story came from our community newspaper. Click here to read the full newspaper. Hello I’m Sylvia, a Hafod customer like yourself probably. Throughout my life I was always taught and I have always believed in old fashioned values, for example: saying please and...

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Helping to rehome refugees

Helping to rehome refugees

This story came from our community newspaper. Click here to read the full newspaper. Imagine having to flee your homeland due to war and persecution. Imagine arriving in a strange country, with little or no language, few possessions and for some alone. Imagine having...

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A day in a life of a Neighbourhood Income Coach

A day in a life of a Neighbourhood Income Coach

This story came from our community newspaper. Click here to read the full newspaper. If you have a home with us, you have access to a neighbourhood income coach in your area. A typical day for a neighbourhood income coach is very varied and challenging. My diary can...

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A day in a life of a Neighbourhood Housing Coach

A day in a life of a Neighbourhood Housing Coach

This story came from our community newspaper. Click here to read the full newspaper. Being a neighbourhood housing coach is a very varied job and no two days are the same. My diary can be set in the morning, but as my role is reactive, my plans can change at short...

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Hafod in Bloom: Congratulations to our green-fingered winners!

Hafod in Bloom: Congratulations to our green-fingered winners!

This story came from our community newspaper. Click here to read the full newspaper. This summer we introduced a new gardening competition, ‘Hafod in Bloom’, in which we encouraged our green fingered customers, both young and old, to show us their hard work in their...

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Spooky Halloween celebrations at Clos Meurig!

Spooky Halloween celebrations at Clos Meurig!

Tenants at Clos Meurig, near Cowbridge, celebrated Halloween together with a spooky street party organised by Mrs Roberts, and other residents who live in the street. Although the windy weather was against them, they put on a fantastic event and everyone had a great...

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Housebuilder Persimmon boost fundraising for defibrillator

Housebuilder Persimmon boost fundraising for defibrillator

Residents and colleagues at our Golau Caredig extra care scheme on Gladstone Road in Barry, which provides independent living for people aged over 55, have been raising money to buy a defibrillator. Through various donations and fundraising events, including their...

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Four pillars of sustainable behaviour change

Four pillars of sustainable behaviour change

Our Research and Innovation Specialist, Philippe Demougin, talks about the four areas that Side-by-Side will address with their work on sustainable living. We’re currently in the midst of COP26 (the 26th Climate Change Conference) where world leaders are debating our...

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How can technology help tackle loneliness?

How can technology help tackle loneliness?

Our Director of Research and Innovation, Dr Jamie Smith, was recently part of a Wales Centre for Public Policy (WCfPP) conversation exploring loneliness and isolation. He talked about Side-by-Side’s work on using technology to help mitigate their impact. Watch for...

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A new approach to sustainable living

A new approach to sustainable living

Our Research and Innovation Specialist, Philippe Demougin, talks about what Side-by-Side are doing to encourage colleagues and customers to make sustainable life choices. With COP26 coming up in Glasgow on 31 October, at Side-by-Side we decided this would be a good...

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Unexplored potential

Unexplored potential

In his latest contribution to Welsh Housing Quarterly (WHQ) our Director of Research and Innovation, Jamie Smith talks about the unexplored potential of changing behaviour in communities to help reduce carbon consumption. The massive technical and economic challenge...

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Tŷ Heulog turns five!

Tŷ Heulog turns five!

On 29 September, residents and colleagues at our Tŷ Heulog Extra Care scheme in Talbot Green pulled out all the stops to celebrate five fantastic years since opening in 2016. The event was bursting with community-spirit, bringing people together for a day of fun and...

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Black History Month

Black History Month

A message from our Chief Executive Jas Bains: While it’s impossible to confine hundreds of years’ worth of history to just a few weeks, Black History Month is an opportunity to appreciate the significance of black history and highlight some of the many positive...

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Health and social care levy

Health and social care levy

A message from our Chief Executive: Yesterday was a significant day for the future of social care and I thought I would take an opportunity to share my thoughts on what it means for Wales and, in turn, what it means for Hafod. The UK Government announced how it will...

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Your Universal Credit is changing

Your Universal Credit is changing

You may know that the UK Government increased Universal Credit (UC) payments in April 2020 by £20 a week as extra support for claimants during the peak of the Covid-19 pandemic. The additional amount was a temporary increase which was originally due to stop at the end...

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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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