A new project has been launched which aims to help those living with chronic illnesses whose health is potentially worsened due to poor energy efficiency and fuel poverty. Well@Home Wales is a three-year project and is the result of a partnership between Melin Homes, Cardiff Metropolitan University, Monmouthshire and Torfaen Care & Repair and Aneurin Bevan University Health Board
The Minister for Housing and Regeneration, Rebecca Evans is backing our school’s programme. The launch was held at Abersychan Comprehensive, with staff and stakeholders talking about the benefits and exciting future of FACE, the new interactive and inspiring schools project. To mark the launch a careers fair, and wellbeing event was held involving the whole school and feeder primary schools.
Meet Gareth a resident who lost his job after a family crisis, he has been helped back into work thanks to help from our Employment Team.The family crisis left Gareth (pictured), from Pontypool without a car meaning he had no way of getting to work and eventually he lost his job. When our Employment Officer Lee Dunn met him for the first time Gareth was at a particularly low point. He helped Gareth update his CV, funded training, and helped him secure a temporary position. After just a few months Gareth saved up enough money to buy another car and the future certainly looks bright, he has now rebuilt his life and secured a new permanent job.
We have recently signed up to the Chartered Institute of Housing’s ‘Make a Stand’ campaign which pledges to support people experiencing domestic abuse.
Our new app is an easy and efficient way to report your repair