Melin Homes is pleased to share the news that it has teamed up with two of its residents to support the creation of a new foodbank, ‘Helping Hands R-Us’ to support communities in the New Inn, Pontymoile and Penygarn areas of Torfaen County Borough.You can find ‘Helping Hands R-Us’ website here.‘Helping Hands R-Us’ reached out to Melin initially as the organisation was looking for a storage space for its donated items and was fast running out of room. We were very keen to support the new foodbank and it just so happened that we had some spare space at Ty Clarence which we weren’t making use of. We have now signed a lease agreement with ‘Helping Hands R-Us’ charging a token £1 rent. This means that the foodbank can now operate from Ty Clarence without having to worry about ongoing storage costs and can concentrate on serving communities in need in Torfaen.
A new partnership development project has started on site in Portskewett, Monmouthshire, after plans were approved in February 2020. Partners from Melin Homes, Candleston, and Monmouthshire County Council have been working on plans for the area since 2016.
We have been re-awarded the Gold and Platinum Corporate Health Standard from the Welsh Government. The Corporate Health Standard is part of the Welsh Governments ‘Healthy Working Wales’ programme and is the national mark of quality for health and well-being in the workplace.
The final affordable homes at Golwg Y Bryn – a £16.8 million partnership housing development in Ebbw Vale – have now been handed over to the last tenants, marking the completion of the development.Golwg Y Bryn – which was built in collaboration with Melin Homes, Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council, the Welsh Government and developer Lovell – has seen a total of 100 homes constructed on the former quarry off Waun-Y-Pound Road.
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