As part of our continuing development programme we have now safely handed a further 45 homes and would like to warmly welcome all our new tenants in Williamstown and Bryncae, Llanharan.  Provision of these new high-quality homes will make a positive difference in our communities.

 

The former Williamstown School was demolished over five years ago and the site left derelict. Working in partnership with Willis Construction we have provided 23 new affordable homes, which are a mix of houses, apartments, and adapted bungalows.

Our Bryncae phase two scheme in Llanharan saw us work in partnership with M&J Cosgrove and create 22 affordable homes which are also a mix of houses and apartments. These tenants were welcomed to this already vibrant community where we have an existing thirty two homes and four commercial properties which had been so vitally important to all the community the pandemic.

Both new schemes are built to Welsh Government standards and demonstrate our commitment to provide energy efficient affordable homes. Successful thriving tenancies are so important, and we don’t stop when the keys are handed over as we appreciate that moving into a new home can be somewhat daunting especially if it’s a tenants first home so we help each new tenant through our Get Set tenancy support project.

Never has a safe and secure home been more important and we would like to thank everyone involved in the successful completion of these developments. The joy on the tenants faces says it all.

Our new Be Active programme has officially launched and will help our communities increase well-being, combat social isolation and help both mental and physical health through offering a wide range of activities and support.

 

 

The programme is led by Interlink RCT and sees us working in partnership with Ynysbwl Regeneration Partnership, Spectacle Theatre, Active Nutrition, Cambrian Village Trust, Volunteering Matters and Welcome To Our Woods.

In 2019 we were delighted to have received funding from the Welsh Government, Sport Wales and Public Health Wales to deliver the first phase of the £5.4m Healthy and Active Fund (HAF) with our valued partners in RCT.  The HAF programme aims to improve mental and physical health & increase active lifestyles across Wales.  This vital funding has been awarded to organisations who actively promote and enable healthy activities and we are delighted to be included.

We have a dedicated Health & Wellbeing officer who organises a wide range of activities for all abilities. There will be activity taster sessions, health and wellbeing courses plus volunteering and upskilling opportunities.

 

 

The project is open to:
  • Children and young people
  • People with a disability or long-term illness
  • People who aren’t working or socially isolated
  • Older people and those around the age of retirement

 

At the launch of the project’s funding, Lord Elis-Thomas, Deputy Minister for Culture, Sport and Tourism said:

“When we launched the Healthy & Active Fund last July it was with the message that the benefits to our mental and physical health of healthy and active lifestyles are clear. These projects show new, innovative approaches to supporting people of all ages and backgrounds.”

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