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Welfare Reform

How will the changes impact you?

3 Peaks Challenge Find out how our staff got on

Keeping Warm this Winter Christmas Events

Autumn/Winter 2012


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In this issue... p.3 Open Day Success! p.4-7 Welfare Reform Update p.8 Contents Insurance Cleanstream Carpets p.9 Would you like to become a mystery shopper? Repairs - who is responsible? We have launched CanDo Decorators p.10-11 Keeping warm this winter p.12-13 Meet our board members p.14 ‘Housing Matters’ our weekly show on Radio Cardiff Update on 3 Peaks Challenge p.15 -16 Christmas Events p.17 Photography Competition p.18 Welsh Government Housing Association Regulation Assessment p.19 Recipe for Hearty Pasta Soup Back Page - Dates for your Diary

Letter from Helen Armstrong

Housing Director


he government has made enormous changes to the benefits system and they affect most of us one way or another, so we have dedicated this issue of Cadwyn News to discussing the changes in more detail. A lot of you will have your Housing Benefit cut next year so that it won’t cover all of the rent and you might need to top it up from the other money you get. This might mean you find it difficult to pay the rent and make ends meet, or you might need to move to a smaller home. In addition, most other benefits are also being cut and will be harder to claim, so overall it is likely that people on benefits will be poorer. The government is hoping this will be an incentive for people to get jobs. I’d like to thank the tenants that came to a meeting to discuss

the changes and give me their opinion on our proposals for providing information and support. They made me realise that most people are unaware of the changes that have already been passed in law, and they don’t know how they will be affected personally, so we have a big job to do in communicating about the changes and putting in place support to help people cope.

We’ll be doing more in the coming months to prepare for the changes, in the meantime please read this issue and get to grips with it and how the changes may affect you.

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Open Day Success!


ircus skills, music, yoga, face painting and arts & crafts were just some of the activities on offer at our 2012 Open Day & AGM. The event was a huge success with over 300 people attending including tenants, partner organisations, staff and Assembly Members. The afternoon kicked off with an inspiring speech from celebrity guest – Olympic Gold medallist Darren Campbell. Guests were then able to have their photograph taken with Darren and the Olympic torch. The event also saw the launch of Cadwyn’s first Tenant Documentary which highlighted the diverse interests of our tenants including guide dog boarding, volunteering at our Food Co-operative and volunteering with our IT department. There were also a number of stalls from Cadwyn and other organisations providing lots of useful information and some great freebies! The feedback we have received so far has been really positive with guests commenting on how enjoyable the day was. If you attended the Open Day and have any feedback for us we’d love to hear from you. Contact Leynie Meagher on 02920 434435 or

Our tenant award winners: Award Improving the environment - Communal Spaces Improving the environment - Individual Spaces The Good Life - the Cadwyn Eco Award Volunteering awards Young Person Award for Community or Educational Achievement Good Neighbour Cadwyn Enterprise Award

Winner Llys Pum Cyfair Eirwen Evans Neil Hinton Chris Boobyer & Brian Foy Coryton Primary School

New Group

Ceriann Goddard

Jeanette Osbourne Russ Macliston & Sion Manfield


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Welfare Reform:

What does it mean for you? Do you know your Universal benefits Credit are changing? Passed into law in early 2012 the Welfare Reform Act is the biggest change to the way the benefit system works in many years. The changes will affect almost everyone who receives benefits. The government is ending Income Support, Jobseekers allowance, Employment and Support Allowance, Housing Benefit, Child Tax Credit and Working Tax Credit. All these different benefits will be replaced with one single Universal Credit. These changes will be brought in gradually over the next few years. The Bedroom Tax is one of the first things to be fully introduced and will affect everyone receiving Housing Benefit from April 1st 2013. There will also be a Benefit Cap introduced in April 2013. No household will be able to claim more than £26,000 per year for families or £18,200 for single people, no matter what their circumstances. This works out at £350 per week for a single person and £500 per week for a couple or lone parent.

Universal Credit The Government has worked out a new system called Universal Credit. It will take the place of lots of other benefits with the aim of making things easier. Universal Credit will also make sure that people will have more money if they get a job. Benefits that will be rolled up into Universal credit include: • Income Support • Job Seekers Allowance • Employment and Support Allowance • Housing Benefit • Child Tax Credit • Working Tax Credit. Some other benefits will remain. In particular, people will still be able to claim: • Contribution-based jobseeker’s allowance • Contributory employment & support allowance • Child Benefit • Carer’s Allowance • Bereavement Allowance • Bereavement Payment & Widowed Parent’s Allowance • Maternity Allowance • Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit • Statutory Maternity/ Adoption/Paternity pay • Statutory Sick Pay • Maternity Grants • Funeral Payments • Cold Weather Payments.

Universal Credit will help people who do not have a job or who do have a job but do not have enough money. The Government thinks that this will be better than having one set of benefits for people who do not have a job and another set of benefits for people who do have a job. Another key point is that people who get Universal Credit will be able to do more work before they start to lose money from their benefit. At the moment people lose more than 90p for every pound they earn after tax. When Universal Credit starts and people do more work, they will lose about 65p of every pound they earn after tax. Universal credit will not take the place of disability living allowance.

Big Changes The government want people to apply for Universal Credit online. That means you will need to use a computer linked to the internet. The government have promised there will be advisers who will be able to help people who cannot use the internet and we have computers here in the offices that you will be able to use if you want to. Universal credit will be paid monthly, not weekly or every fortnight. You will then need to plan your budget to make sure you have enough money to last the month. It will be paid direct into your Bank Account. If you don’t have a Bank, Building Society or Credit Union account you need to think about getting one now! After 2013 the government will move everyone from their old benefits to Universal Credit. If you have any queries about Universal Credit or the Welfare Reforms, please contact the Rent team at Cadwyn on 02920 498898. Remember we are here to help. Bedroom Tax This change will have the biggest immediate effect from April 2013. If you are claiming Housing Benefit and have one spare bedroom, your benefit will be reduced by 14%. If you have two or more spare bedrooms it will go down by 25%.

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Did you know you are underoccupying if... You are a couple/single parent with two children of different sexes under 10 living in a 3 bedroom house

You are a couple/single parent with one child living in a 3 bedroom house

What you need to know: • Two children under 10 (no matter what sex) will be expected to share a bedroom. • Children of the same sex are expected to share until the eldest is 16. • If you only have access to children at weekends, they will not be counted as needing their own room. • If your benefit reduces because you have a spare room you will be expected to make up the shortfall in your rent from your own pocket. We are working with Cardiff Council to see what help we can give people who need to move to smaller homes. If you can’t afford to pay and stay though, you need to think about moving.

You are a couple/single parent with two children of the same sex under 16 living in a 3 bedroom house

You are a single person living in a two bedroom flat

Case Study 1 Bob and Mary live in a three bedroom property with Ben (aged one) and Claire (aged three).Their rent is £75 per week including service charge. Under the new bedroom tax rules the household is deemed to be underoccupying by one bedroom. 14% of their rent is taken away from their entitlement so Bob and Mary will receive £64.50 Housing Benefit. They will need to pay £10.50 towards their rent each week.


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Case Study 2 David and Victoria live in a four bedroom house with their daughters Emma and Stacey who are both under 10 and Andrew aged 18 who is employed. Their rent is £180. 14% of their rent is taken because they are considered to be under-occupying by one bedroom under the bedroom tax rules. Their Housing Benefit is then reduced by a further £11.45 as Andrew is over 18 and working. This means that David and Victoria will receive £143.35 Housing Benefit and will have to pay £36.65 towards the weekly rent. Case Study 3 A four bedroom house is occupied by Jack and Diane, 2 single friends. Their rent is £127 per week. Under the new bedroom tax rules they are considered to have 2 bedrooms more than they need. This means that their rent will be reduced by 25% so Jack and Diane will have to pay £31.75 per week towards the rent and will only receive Housing Benefit of £95.25. What can I do? • Make sure you have a bank account • Have internet access and a PC/laptop to apply on line • Think about moving if you have spare bedrooms or possibly taking in lodgers

You will need to look hard at your budget to make it balance. If you can’t cover the rent by dipping into other benefits, then you may have to think about moving to a smaller home.

Some people are thinking about taking in a lodger for a bit of extra cash. If you are interested in a move contact us and we will provide you with a transfer form and advice on the Homeswapper Scheme. For more information visit www. or scan the QR code below using your smart phone.

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Don’t: Borrow money from an unlicensed lender, even if it’s someone you know. They offer ready cash for what you need and there’s no paperwork but that also means they can ask you to pay whatever they like in the future. If you get caught in this trap, contact the Illegal Money Lending Team on 0300 555 2222.

Budgeting If you’re on a low income or struggling to make ends meet, you might need some help to sort out your budget and work out how to make your money go further. If you’re in debt, you’ll also need to know if you’ve got enough money to start paying your debts off.

Do’s and Don’ts

Do: Write out a budget every few months or when anything affects your cash charges like changing jobs, having children or coming into a bit of money. List you income, list your outgoings, and try to make sure you don’t end up with a minus number. Find help as soon as you realise you can’t make ends meet. Go to a not-for-profit agency such as Riverside Advice rather than private companies who often charge.

If you have debts but a bit of money left over each week, pay off as much as you can afford without over-committing yourself. Be realistic because if you commit to payment levels and can’t keep up with them, you will struggle to reach a new deal with lenders. Understand how interest works. It’s the charge placed on top of what you borrow. As it’s a percentage, the more you borrow, the more it costs you. Next time you see an ad for a payday loan have a look at the percentage. For example if the rate was 1.734% APR Representative and you borrowed £100 and you took a year to pay it back, you could end up paying back as much as £1,734. Pay off debts - with the highest interest first. If you can, find credit with cheaper interest and move your old debt around, always working toward paying it off though, although this option is always worth getting advice on first. It It can take a while but you will feel better for it.

Bury your head in the sand and face up to the debt, however small and take action. There is free help available and if you owe too much to even make the minimum payments each month, find help fast. You’ll find you start to feel better with someone on your side who may be able to speak to lenders and even handle your payments for you. Don’t be scared to pick up the phone to your lender as soon as you know you are struggling. Remember they want to get their money back, however long it takes, and its in their interest to strike a deal with you. Borrow for anything you don’t absolutely need unless you are completely sure you can repay it on time- and preferably before the lender whacks interest on top. If you would like advice on budgeting and maximising benefits please contact Jean Lloyd (Money Advice Officer) at Cadwyn on 02920 434438.



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How much is it worth to you?


ou may already be aware of the benefits of insuring your possessions against loss, theft or damage.

but you would be able to claim the cost of this repair from the insurance company or if you have lost your front door keys and are responsible for paying a locksmith to change your front door lock this cost could be claimed back from the insurance company. In with this newsletter you will find a leaflet about a policy suitable for tenants. This gives details of the cover available and the cost involved, although you can also contact other Insurance companies for alternative costs.

There is obviously a cost involved and one of the Did you know however questions you may be that many insurance companies offer contents asking yourself is if you can afford it? But the insurance policies real question is whether, specifically for tenants in the event of a burglary and residents? or fire, you could afford to replace your carpets, In addition to insuring furniture and other your possessions possessions if you did against loss, theft or not have insurance in damage these policies place? also cover you for the cost of carrying out some of the repairs that you are responsible for under the terms of your tenancy agreement. For example you are responsible for repairing a window that has been accidentally broken,

Cleanstream Carpets

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igh quality, hard

wearing brand name reclaimed and factory second carpet tiles available at low prices now Save money while saving the environment: • Three quality grades dependant on budget • Range of colours in stock • No underlay required • Available locally to either fit yourself or have fitted • Easy to replace damaged tiles • Easy to lay (we also supply fitting service) • Impossible to beat prices • Variety of uses Call us now: 01443 683123 Or drop in (open 9.00am to 5.00pm Monday – Friday) Unit 3, Rheola Industrial Estate, Porth, CF39 0AD

Would you like to help us improve our services? n Cadwy y Myster r Shoppe


ecome a ‘mystery shopper’ to test our services from a customer’s point of view. Mystery shoppers contact us by phone, letter, e mail or by visiting our offices, and make notes of the standard of customer service that we provide. We want to recruit more mystery shoppers to carry out mystery shopping exercises no more than four times a year. We will cover all out of pocket expenses and offer a small payment of shopping vouchers (£10) for each mystery shop completed. We will provide free training. It is also a great skill to add to your CV! Please call John Briggs on 02920 434424 if you would be interested in taking part, or e-mail john.briggs@

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Repairs - who is responsible?


e are responsible for most of the repairs that are needed in your home. However there are some repairs which you are responsible for, these are listed in your tenancy handbook. If you report a repair that is your responsibility, we will let you know that you will need to arrange for the repair to be carried out yourself. If you are unable to carry out the repair yourself you will need to pay for the repair, unless the repair has the potential to cause harm to you and your family, or compromise the security of your home. If you would like a copy of the repairs which you are responsible for, please don’t hesitate to contact us on 02920 498898.

We have launched CanDo Decorators!


e are delighted to announce that we have joined forces with Phil Wall, owner of Walls Decorators to create a brand new venture called CanDo Decorators. Phil and his team have been providing decorating services to our tenants’ homes for more than 10 years and will also be providing a commercial service to private tenants, homeowners and other housing associations as part of this exciting new venture. If you would like a quote for any decoration work, please contact Phil at CanDo Decorators on 07775 023010.


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Keeping warm this winter Warm Home Discount Scheme The Warm Home Discount scheme is a four-year scheme that runs from April 2011 to March 2015 to help low-income households with energy costs. The scheme will be worth up to £1.1bn and we expect around 2 million households to be assisted annually. The funding will come from the participating energy suppliers. Who can get this discount? Pension Credit customers who are automatically considered for the discount. You may qualify for this £130 energy discount if you are either: • aged under 80 and receiving only the Guarantee Credit element of Pension Credit (no Savings Credit) • aged 80 or over and were receiving the Guarantee Credit element of Pension Credit (even if you get Savings Credit as well) What you need to do Nothing right now. The Government will write to all those potentially eligible for the discount in winter 2012/2013. When you’ll get your discount Energy discounts for 2012/2013 will be made during the winter months. If you qualify you’ll get a letter to confirm this. If you think you’re eligible but haven’t got a letter about the scheme by February 2013 call the Warm Home Discount Scheme Helpline on 0845 603 9439 (Monday to Friday 9.00 am to 5.00 pm). Cold Weather Payment and Winter Fuel Payment Discounts paid under the Warm Home Discount Scheme will not affect any Cold Weather Payment or Winter Fuel Payment you may receive.

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Energy Debt Advice Centres Free face-to-face energy debt support available in Wales - Riverside Advice- 41a Lower Cathedral Road, Riverside, Cardiff, CF11 6LW Tel: 02920 341577 If you have any concerns about your heating or boiler please contact us. Energy Saving Tips Inefficient heating and cooling are often the prime reason for high energy bills. Simply reducing the temperature by 1ºC can cut your heating bills by 10%. Often in a business environment simple heat saving tips can be employed that will save money. Top ten tips 1.

Turn your thermostat down. Reducing your room temperature by 1°C could cut your heating bills by up to 10 percent and typically saves around £60 per year. If you have a programmer, set your heating and hot water to come on only when required rather than all the time.

2. Is your water too hot? Your cylinder thermostat should be set at 60°C/140°F. 3. Close your curtains at dusk to stop heat escaping through the windows and check for draughts around windows and doors. 4. Always turn off the lights when you leave a room. 5. Don’t leave appliances on standby and remember not to leave laptops and mobile phones on charge unnecessarily. 6. If possible, fill up the washing machine, tumble dryer or dishwasher: one full load uses less energy than two half loads. 7. Only boil as much water as you need (but remember to cover the elements if you’re using an electric kettle). 8. A dripping hot water tap wastes energy and in one week wastes enough hot water to fill half a bath, so fix leaking taps and make sure they’re fully turned off! 9. Use energy saving light bulbs. 10. Always use the most efficient water and energy settings. When it’s time to replace your appliance, look for the Energy Saving Recommended logo, products with this logo will save both energy and water.


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Meet our board members John Bevan – Chair of the Board John runs his own business, providing management, consultancy and coaching/mentoring services to the built environment and waste resource management sectors in the UK. Nick Speed – Vice Chair of the Audit Committee Nick works in public relations for an energy company.

Adelle Willis – tenant board member Adelle has been a Cadwyn tenant for over 14 years and a Tenant Board Member for 7 years.

Steve Cranston Steve is Head of Community Investment with United Welsh Housing Association.

Jasper Roberts Jasper is a civil servant and currently works on environment and waste policy for the Welsh Government. Sue Finch Sue is the Housing Policy Officer at the Welsh Local Government Association.

Iwan Jones Iwan is a Chartered Surveyor currently undertaking residential valuations and surveys in South East Wales. Jen Low - Vice Chair Jennifer is a Chartered Surveyor and is currently working for the Welsh Government. Ceriann Goddard - Tenant Board Member Ceriann enjoys being a busy mum of two boys. She works part time, runs the Mental Health Coffee Mornings and co-founded Tenant’s Chatback website.

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Michelle Ball - Tenant Board Member Michele is new to the Board this year and is a relatively new tenant to Cadwyn. Michele is currently studying chemistry at university. Alan Brown Alan is a co-opted Board Member and is a consultant specialising in regeneration and leadership and management. Judith James Judith is new to the Board this year. Judith works for the St Loyes Foundation and is also a magistrate Jenny Harking Jenny is new to the board this year. Jenny works for the Job Centre

Nichola Williams Nichola is a new tenant board member and works as a support worker for Women’s Aid.

Gerald Inyang Gerald is a new tenant board member and has been a Cadwyn tenant for a number of years and enjoys keeping fit.

Jessica Webb Jessica is new to the Board this year. Jessica works as a PA to Mark Isherwood AM.

We’d like to welcome our new tenant board members... Our three new tenant board members: Michelle Ball, Gerald Inyang and Nichola Williams were elected in July this year. The election was adjudicated by Councillor Lynda Thorne. We’d like to welcome them to the Board and look forward to working with them!


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Tune into ‘Housing Matters’ our weekly show on Radio Cardiff! When? Every Monday from 4:00-5:00pm How do I listen? Tune into Radio Cardiff at 98.7FM or listen live on Radio Cardiff’s website - What is it? ‘Housing Matters’ is a show dedicated to housing. Each week a new guest joins us on the show to help address listeners concerns, issues and queries on housing. If you have a question on housing that you’d like answered on the show - text our presenter Tony Davidson on 07728 758759.

Staff raise money for Tŷ Hafan through the 3 Peaks Challenge! A group of staff have raised over £1300 by completing the 3 Peaks Challenge on Saturday 15th September which consisted of climbing the 3 highest mountains in Wales: Mount Snowdon and Cadair Idris in North Wales finishing with Pen y Fan in the Brecon Beacons. The challenge involved starting the climb at 5.30 am and finishing at around 9.15pm, climbing over 2500 metres by which time it is fair to say that the team were exhausted! Those who completed the challenge were all extremely pleased with the achievement and for raising money for such a worthy cause. Tŷ Hafan is a family hospice which offers comfort, care and support for life-limited children and young people and is dedicated to improving the quality of life for their whole family. Should you wish to make a donation please visit the Just Giving Page -

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Christmas Party 2012 Date: Thursday 20th December Time: 4.00-6.00 Venue: Plasnewydd Community Hall, Shakespeare Street (off City Road) Roath Bouncy Castle, Yummy Party Food, Soft play and Father Christmas

There’ll be lots of fun for everyone at this year’s Christmas Party! Let us you know you’ll be coming along – so we can make sure Santa brings a little something for the little ones- by completing and returning this reply slip or email or call 02920 434416


Reply Slip Please return to Anna Evans, 197 Newport Road, Cardiff, CF24 1AJ. Name: .................................................................................. Address: ....................................................................................................................... Number of children attending: ............ Any dietary requirements: ............................................................................................


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Winter Exhibition Date: Friday 14th December Time: 10-4pm Venue: 1st floor, Cardiff Central Library, The Hayes Come along and see what we have been doing in 2012. • Mince Pies and Coffee/Tea • Photography Competition Winners • Exhibition of Art work by Cadwyn Tenants If you are an artist, sculptor, author or keen seamstress and would like to show off your work we would love to hear from you! Please contact Anna Evans at Cadwyn for further information on 02920 434416 or


Reply Slip Please return to Anna Evans, 197 Newport Road, Cardiff, CF24 1AJ. Name: .................................................................................. Address: ....................................................................................................................... I would like to display my work at the Winter Exhibiton. Please provide details: .....................................................................................................................................

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Photography Competition 2012 E ntries can be in colour or black and white and should reflect one of the three categories in the competition:

There will be a prize for the winner of

Category 1: Wales Category 2: The Queens Diamond Jubilee /Olympics Category 3: People each category, and an overall Best Picture winner. The winning entries, along with other commendable pictures will be displayed to the public at our Christmas Exhibition (date and venue to be confirmed). You may enter a maximum of 3 pictures per category. This competition is open to Tenants, their families and staff of Cadwyn. Please ensure that you have obtained the permission of any people in your pictures. Entries should be sent to Anna Evans @ Cadwyn Housing Association, 197 Newport Road, Cardiff, CF24 1AJ or via email to

CLOSING DATE is November 9th 2012.



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Welsh Government Housing Association Regulatory Assessment


adwyn recently received the results of its assessment from our regulator - the Welsh Government. This article is just a brief summary, but you can download the full document from our website or alternatively, call John Briggs, Housing Manager on 02920 434424 and he will send you a copy. The report sets out the Welsh Government’s view of the Association and gives their view on how well we are doing. The reports sets out what we do well and what we should aim to improve

Cadwyn as a landlord: What we do well:

• Involve tenants more in decisions about service charges

• Improving in the way we deal with anti-social behaviour • Keeping our homes in good condition What we should aim to improve: • Letting empty homes quicker • Providing clearer information for new tenants

• Understanding the wants and needs of individual customers, and using this information to plan services.

• Helping more people to get out of financial • Involving tenants more in difficulty service planning. • Getting more understanding Our results: about what tenants think about their Cadwyn was assessed as a neighbourhoods “low risk organisation” and needing a ‘medium’ level of • Involve tenants in the way regulatory engagement in repairs services are future. designed.

How Cadwyn is run What we do well: • Our financial planning and management is sound.

• Helping to prevent and deal • with homelessness in Cardiff. • Providing good information • to customers about services. • Supporting existing tenants to sustain their tenancies.

What we should aim to improve:

on the standard of relet properties.

Senior staff and board work together well.

We involve tenants well in discussions about planned improvements. • We value Tenants’ views and use them to improve services. • We provide tenants with good information. • We have an approved Welsh Language Scheme and translation arrangements. • We offer training and employment opportunities to local people.

That means we will be seeing our regulators at a series of planned meetings to talk to them about the issues we’ll be taking forward following their assessment and how we are getting on. In addition to the Housing Association Regulatory Assessment, the Welsh Government has also confirmed that we have received a “pass” judgement for our financial viability.

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Recipe Hearty Pasta Soup Do something different with a pack of tortellini. This filling soup is full of fibre, low fat and full of veg. The perfect lunch or supper. 5 mins preparation and 25 mins cooking time. Ingredients 1 tbsp olive oil 2 carrots , chopped 1 large onion , finely chopped 1litre vegetable stock 400g can chopped tomatoes 200g frozen mixed peas and beans 250g pack fresh filled tortellini (we used spinach and ricotta) Handful of basil leaves (optional) You could also use a spoonful of pesto if you have some in the fridge. Parmesan, to serve Method 1. Heat oil in a pan. Fry the carrots and onion for 5 mins until starting to soften. Add the stock and tomatoes, then simmer for 10 mins. Add the peas and beans with 5 mins to go. 2. Once veg is tender, stir in the pasta. Return to the boil and simmer for 2 mins until the pasta is just cooked. Stir in the basil, if using. Season, then serve in bowls topped with a sprinkling of cheese and slices of garlic bread. Nutrition Per serving 286 kcalories, protein 11g, carbohydrate 44g, fat 9 g, saturated fat 3g, fibre 6g, sugar 11g, salt 0.88 g


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Contact Us: Cadwyn Housing Association 197 Newport Road Cardiff, CF24 1AJ 02920 498898

Mental Health Coffee Morning at Cadwyn

Date & Time 26th October 10am-12pm

Please contact us if you would like to receive this newsletter in an alternative format – audio text, large print or Braille. You can also download the newsletter from our website


Details Open to all with an interest in, living with, caring for people with Mental Health Issues. It is informal and informative, a chance to meet and greet.

Halloween Craft

31st October 10am-1pm

Our weekly craft session at Grangetown Library - will be halloween themed! Fireworks Craft 1st November Our weekly craft session at 2-5pm Grangetown Library - will be fireworks themed! Eid Party 2nd November Details to be confirmed. Cadwyn 5th-9th November Free courses available Learners Week in IT, Social Media, Mental Health, Stress Management, Zumba and much more. Please contact Anna for more info. 9th November Full details of the Closing photography competition Date for are on page 17. Photography Competition Entries TPAS Conference Mental Health Coffee Morning South Wales Disability Network Winter Exhibition Christmas Mental Health Coffee Morning Party Children’s Christmas Party Food Co-operative

15th-16th November 30th November 10am-12pm 5th December

Contact Anna for details.

14th December 19th December

At Cardiff Central Library. See page 16 for full details. To be held in a venue in Central Cardiff. More details to follow.

20th December

See page 15 for full details.

Every Thursday 10:30-12:00.

At Cadwyn’s offices. Fruit, veg, salad & stir fry bags - £2.50 each.

Cafe Castan at Llandaff Fields. At Taff Housing Association’s offices.

If you are interested in any of these events please contact Anna Evans on 02920 434416 or email anna.evans@

Cadwyn Newsletter Autumn-Winter 2012  

Cadwyn's newsletter for tenants with news, updates and fun and informative articles!