Posts From 2013

New horizons – a unique approach to asset management delivery - United Welsh 

Delivering Efficiency And Value For Money - Welsh Housing Awards 2013
In developing Celtic Horizons, United Welsh consolidated its asset management services into a single coordinated model creating a delivery vehicle unique in Wales. Celtic Horizons is the first wholly owned subsidiary of its kind, created in... read more
 
 Posted by Good Practice Wales
  01/12/2013
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Improvements to responsive maintenance - Newydd Housing Association 

Delivering Efficiency And Value For Money - Welsh Housing Awards 2013
The teams efficiency and value for money will grow from strength to strength and can be can be considered within three core categories. Tenant focused outcomes are applicable when considering the ease of implementing full repairs by appointment, the ... read more
 
 Posted by Good Practice Wales
  01/12/2013
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Greening up Caerau - Lead organisation: Valleys to Coast Housing Partner organisations: Bridgend County Borough Council, Caerau Development Trust, Groundwork Bridgend and Neath Port Talbot 

Developing And Regenerating Communities - Welsh Housing Awards 2013
Caerau, at the top of Bridgend’s Llynfi Valley, is the focus of a multi-agency regeneration strategy to make the area more self-sustaining economically and environmentally. V2C’s primary involvement was in initiatives to make homes in the area more... read more
 
 Posted by Good Practice Wales
  01/12/2013
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Empty homes – first time buyer renovation grant - Isle of Anglesey County Council 

Developing And Regenerating Communities - Welsh Housing Awards 2013
When the Welsh Government launched its Houses into Homes loan scheme, Isle of Anglesey County Council seized the opportunity to divert its own funds to introduce a first time buyer, empty property renovation grant. Anglesey has a wide distribution... read more
 
 Posted by Good Practice Wales
  01/12/2013
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Peulwys Environmental Investment - Lead organisation: Cartrefi Conwy Partner organisation: G Purchase Construction Ltd 

Developing And Regenerating Communities - Welsh Housing Awards 2013
Within Cartrefi Conwy’s portfolio of 3755 homes are 230 properties at Peulwys estate in Llysfaen that were built in the 1970’s of Lowton Cubitt construction. This meant that they could be erected quickly and serve for approximately 25 to 30 years.... read more
 
 Posted by Good Practice Wales
  01/12/2013
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MyPad - Lead organisation: Charter Housing Association Partner organisations: Newport City Council, Supporting People, Melin Homes, Linc-Cymru and Newport City Homes 

Innovation Of The Year - Welsh Housing Awards 2013
The Newport-based project MyPad helps improve tenancy sustainment by giving practical pre-tenancy training from housing professionals to young people on Newport’s common housing register. Launched in May 2012, MyPad is a partnership between Newport... read more
 
 Posted by Good Practice Wales
  01/12/2013
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Individual budget pilot project - Lead organisation: Homelessness and Supporting People Network Partner organisations: Bridgend County Borough Council, The Wallich, Cardiff City Council, Newport City Council, Solus, The Big Issue 

Innovation Of The Year - Welsh Housing Awards 2013
The Individual Budget Pilots represent a new innovative approach to working with rough sleepers. Through strong partnership working between providers and LAs and creative thinking by key workers these pilots were successful in improving the lives of ... read more
 
 Posted by Good Practice Wales
  01/12/2013
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Tackling poverty and financial exclusion in the private rented sector - Lead organisation: Wales Co-operative Centre Partner organisations: Caerphilly County Borough Council, Smart Money Credit Union, Caerphilly Private Landlords Forum 

Innovation Of The Year - Welsh Housing Awards 2013
Proposed changes to housing legislation will enable local authorities to discharge homelessness into the Private Rented Sector. As the impacts of welfare reform begin to take effect there has never been a more important time to build good working... read more
 
 Posted by Good Practice Wales
  01/12/2013
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Housing repair services in-house leadership scheme - Valleys to Coast Housing 

Developing Skills And Capacity- Welsh Housing Awards 2013
The project was established following feedback from the trades staff that they found it difficult to progress to line management. When HRS senior management examined the situation they found that there were no external providers of management... read more
 
 Posted by Good Practice Wales
  01/12/2013
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