WELSH HOUSING AWARDS 2014
Ceredigion County Council in partnership with Community Rehabilitation Company, National Probation Service, The Wallich, Dyfed Powys Police, The Care Society, Cantref, West Wales Substance Misuse Service and Hywel Dda University Health Board. Ceredigion County Council and its partners have developed a truly holistic approach to working with some of the county’s most chaotic citizens. It has long recognised that through multi-agency partnership working, housing can deliver much more for clients and the community as a whole than simply a housing solution. The Bardsey has for eight years worked with ex-offenders and prolific and priority offenders, many of whom are outside the statutory duty categories to provide stable accommodation and support, and a base from which all partner agencies can engage with or be engaged from. In 2014 Ty Nesaf opened as a natural progression of the project. It provides housing for clients who have exhausted all other avenues. There have been tangible social and financial benefits to all services, but most notably, it has enabled clients to have the opportunity for more positive futures.