We celebrated our 10th birthday with our stakeholders and partners this morning. Peter Crockett opened the event by outlining some of our achievements from the last 10 years. Guest speaker Sophie Howe, Future Generations Commissioner for Wales was delighted to speak at the event and congratulated us on being the first housing association to sign up to the code of Practice for Ethical Employment in supply chains, which means we are a living wage employer and have an expectation that our suppliers sign up too. Ms Howe said: “Melin is a crucial part of the holistic vision of the Well Being of Future Generations (Wales) Act 2015 through empowering people to live the best lives they can. Housing is the heartbeat of sustainable communities.”
We have launched our new initiative VOL 10 – all you have to do is pledge some of your time in a voluntary capacity.
In April 2007 two housing associations Eastern Valley and Gwerin merged becoming, Melin Homes. In the 10 years we have achieved so much thank you to all our residents, staff and partners!
We donated the services of our painting team who provided six days free labour to Charlotte and Rob from Monmouth, as featured on the BBC One series ‘DIY SOS: The Big Build’ to help transform their home.
Melin Homes has supported Street Life Sarnies (SLS) Easter Egg Appeal. The campaign, which is in its third year collects chocolate Easter eggs for homeless outreach teams, family homeless hostels, safehouses and night shelters across Bristol, Newport, Cardiff and Merthyr Tydfil.