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Community Investment Review 2013—2014


FIR TREE HOUSE AND COMMUNITY CAFE With Hafod’s support the Fir Tree Community Association has secured £371,200 of external funding to build a new centre & community cafe. Holbrook Construction started on site at the beginning of April and the building is due to be completed by mid October. In addition, a further grant of £15K will enable Fir Tree CA to employ a PT Social Enterprise Manager in the first Year. KEY OUTCOMES: How much—How well—Is anyone better off 

The project will replace the existing portacabins with a purpose built community centre, fit for the 21st Century.

The new venue will include a IT suite, training & meeting rooms, and a community café and will showcase appropriate eco-friendly features to reduce running costs.

It will enable the Fir Tree CA to expand its programme, targeting 'hard to reach'/ vulnerable groups including disaffected young adults, the frail elderly, people with disabilities, lone parents, as well as families on low incomes.

Planned activities include (1) pre-school activities (2) social activities, especially for the elderly (3) sport, keep fit and well being classes (4) activities for children & young people and (5) formal & informal learning.

KEY MILESTONES Progress Form Tasks

Funding/Award/Case study/Quote/photo etc.

New location identified & Feasibility Study completed Drawing designs agreed & Planning Permission secured Full funding package secured Agreement to Lease signed Contract with Holbrook Construction signed 4th April

The building is just the beginning! We can’t wait to start delivering new services & programmes to Fir Tree Drive and the wider community. We’ve all waited a very long time for this! Glenn Price, Treasurer Fir Tree CA

PROJECT START DATE: January 2013 (new building location)

TIME SPENT ON PROJECT


ST MELLONS COMMUNITY CRECHE This registered charity provides affordable childcare to enable parents with pre-school children access to local learning and training. Our Community Investment Manager is the Chair and along with two further trustees works closely with Cardiff Council’s Childcare Strategy Unit and Neighbourhood Learning Team for East Cardiff to deliver this project. KEY OUTCOMES: How much—How well—Is anyone better off 

During 2013/14 we provided 2520 childcare places in support of learning

The training programme delivered 37 different courses to 191 learners

40 learners took up training in child related courses, ESOL, Essential Skills and ICT

73% of learners completed their courses

85% stated they would be taking up further learning

95% reported positive learning outcomes

73% reported an increase in well-being and confidence

The crèche also provided 335 childcare places to 26 different children, including 12 from BME groups during our 4 week summer programme

KEY MILESTONES Progress Form Tasks

Funding/Award/Case study/Quote/photo etc.

The Charity has secured £40K p.a. over 4 years from Hafod provided a grant of £1000 to this project in the Families First Early Years Package 2013 The charity is monitored quarterly and completes 2 Additional Families First funding of £5125 covered RBA Score Cards the costs of the 4 week summer play programme A new lease has been signed with Tesco Stores Ltd A C3SC Impact Plus grant of £3394 enabled new up until 16 July 2016 play equipment and a shed to be purchased

PROJECT START DATE: April 2013 (Families First programme)

TIME SPENT ON PROJECT


HAFOD JOB SMART

Hafod Job SMART is aimed at tenants and their families who would like additional help and support with their journey into employment. Job SMART is all about matching participants’ skills and experiences to the numerous vacancies that the Hendre Group has available. With over 1300 employees the Hendre Group offers a vast array of job opportunities in housing, care, support and corporate services.

KEY OUTCOMES: How much—How well—Is anyone better off 

6 people have been interviewed for Hafod Job SMART

3 have joined/ attended training or workshop sessions

1 person has secured full time permanent employment

KEY MILESTONES Progress Form Tasks

Funding/Award/Case study/Quote/photo etc.

Job SMART was first launched in Sept 2013 in Hafod’s Own, on our website and Facebook. Staff briefings followed and referrals began to be received in January. Hendre Recruitment has supported the project from its inception and job vacancies are advertised weekly on social media. Local training and ‘back to work’ partners are currently being mapped across the different local authorities.

Adult learning within the Vale of Glamorgan

Hafod have helped me find suitable courses in my community with affordable childcare.

PROJECT START DATE: Jan 2014

TIME SPENT ON PROJECT


FIR TREE DRIVE Multi-sports programme This health and wellbeing programme was delivered from March - June 2013 and aimed to increase fitness levels and promote a healthier lifestyle. The Fir Tree CA employed a Sports Leader and a Healthy Living Cooking Tutor to deliver a series of after school sports sessions and family cooking sessions to promote healthy eating and cooking on a budget. KEY OUTCOMES: How much—How well—Is anyone better off 

17 young people and 2 adults took part in the programme

76% of people reported an increase in confidence

100% reported feeling fitter

100% reported learning a new skill

100% reported overall satisfaction (good/excellent) with the project

KEY MILESTONES Progress Form Tasks

Funding/Award/Case study/Quote/photo etc.

Fir Tree Community Association successfully secured £4000 from the Dulverton Trust. Hafod provided £672 of funding 10 sessions were delivered over 10 weeks as well as one off events

PROJECT START DATE: June 2013

I enjoyed taking part and learning new games.

TIME SPENT ON PROJECT


FIR TREE DRIVE IT Suite & Homework Club

With support from Santander, and Hendre IT, the Fir Tree CA has purchased and installed an IT Suite with 5 computers, internet and WiFi access. The Santander Grant has also enabled the group to employ a tutor to run an after school Homework Club twice a week during term time. These sessions will support local children to complete their homework and to learn new IT skills. KEY OUTCOMES: How much—How well—Is anyone better off 

19 children and young people have taken part so far.

32 sessions have been delivered with a further 25 planned in the future

100% of children and young people reported positive learning outcomes

100% of children and young people reported satisfaction with training delivery

KEY MILESTONES Progress Form Tasks

Funding/Award/Case study/Quote/photo etc.

£9500 awarded by the Santander Foundation

Newspaper article featured in local newspaper

Further adult I.T classes planned in near future

Flyer produced to further promote use of I.T Suite

Successfully Launched on 12th November 2013 FTCA successfully sought and secured homework tutor Monitoring took place as planned with positive results

PROJECT START DATE: November 2013

TIME SPENT ON PROJECT


HAFOD YOUTH PANEL

The Hafod Youth Panel (HYP) is now in its 4th year. It brings young people together from various Hafod locations & backgrounds. The Panel agrees an Annual Action Plan covering challenging activities, learning & training, and volunteering opportunities. All these aim to help them develop as individuals, be positive role models in their neighbourhoods, and engage with us in a positive way. KEY OUTCOMES: How much—How well—Is anyone better off 

August 2013—Morfa Bay Residential—30 young people from Hafod, Newydd & Rhondda Housing Associations

Millennium Volunteers — 2 achieved Gold Awards, 1 achieved a Silver Award

Learning & Training - 8 completed the Every Day Life Support Course & 7 completed a Self Esteem and Confidence Training Workshop

89% felt more confident and motivated

96% felt more able to help others in their community

100% reported they would be volunteering to do something to help others

100% had learnt a new skill

Community Action Day - 20+ young people cleaned up Newton Burrows Beach

KEY MILESTONES Progress Form Tasks Annual Action Plan agreed by HYP Securing GwirVol Promotions Grant £3000 Successful delivery of residential visit Recruitment of Millennium Volunteers and Gold / Silver Award achievers

PROJECT START DATE:

April 2013

Funding/Award/Case study/Quote/photo etc.

I enjoyed the Coasteering best. I met my fears of the water and of heights. I’m proud of myself!

TIME SPENT ON PROJECT


STAR FC MULTI SPORTS PROGRAMME The STAR FC Multi- Sports Programme has run over a number of years in St Mellons and has a good track record of providing a wide range of sports activities in a safe environment during school holidays . STAR engages 7-11 year olds in physical activities and in doing so helps to reduce incidents of youth annoyance. KEY OUTCOMES: How much—How well—Is anyone better off 

During the year we provided 18 days or 54 hours of sport to local children

110 different children took part in the sports programme

741 sports places have been delivered as part of the programme

83% said they felt better about themselves

66% said they had helped someone else get better at sport

81% boys attended and 19% girls .

89% said they made new friends

85% said they had improved their sporting skills

KEY MILESTONES Progress Form Tasks

Funding/Award/Case study/Quote/photo etc.

Total cost of six week programme was £ 3,972.

Hafod provided £1,137 of funding

A small charge of £1 per session raised £478.

Linc– Cymru HA matched this sum.

My mum says it’s as cheap as chips to come to STAR FC!!

PROJECT START DATE: Feb 2013

East Cardiff Partnership Group provided a grant of £500 Communities First (ECLP) contributed £720

TIME SPENT ON PROJECT


ST MELLONS COMPACT

The Compact consists of Hafod, Linc-Cymru, and Wales and West Housing. In total we have over 1100 homes in St Mellons. Working together in partnership we coordinate our activities and aim to improve the lives of all our tenants. The Compact has 3 subgroups including Financial Inclusion, Community Life & Anti-social behaviour

KEY OUTCOMES: How much—How well—Is anyone better off 

Hafod led on the organisation of National Play Day. 750 local people attended.

Hafod led on the Christmas Grotto in the Beacon Centre. 150 children attended over 2 days.

Hafod led on the Free Skip Day with waste management and recycling. 62 residents used the skips and 12 tonnes of rubbish was collected.

Hafod supported the setting up of the Community Garden & local environmental projects including the Reen Clean.

The Compact sponsored the Beacon Centre Firework display. Over 800 attended.

The Compact conducted a Digital Inclusion Survey. The results have been used to signpost local residents to local IT classes

KEY MILESTONES Progress Form Tasks

Funding/Award/Case study/Quote/photo etc.

The Compact Group spent £10,474 in 2013/14 The Compact Group secured 4 X £500 grants from East Cardiff Partnership Group for National Play Day, the Food Coop, the Community Garden and the Reen Clean. The Community Garden is now open on Fridays with the support of a trainer.

PROJECT START DATE: April 2013

TIME SPENT ON PROJECT


FIR TREE DRIVE Food Cooperative Fir Tree Food Cooperative is a community led project that offers local people good food at affordable prices. The scheme has been running since April 2013 and currently offers mixed fruit and vegetable bags dependent on what is in season. Prices are lower than the leading supermarkets. KEY OUTCOMES: How much—How well—Is anyone better off 

Up to 40 people took part in the Cooperative at the time of its launch

81% of people reported positive health outcomes

100% reported satisfaction (excellent/good) with the produce

87% would recommend the Food Coop to others

81% reported enjoying sharing an interest with other people

100% reported satisfaction (good/excellent) with the quality of the produce

87% would recommend the Coop to others

KEY MILESTONES Progress Form Tasks

Funding/Award/Case study/Quote/photo etc.

Successfully launched on 12th April 2013

Hafod provided £142 of funding for the project.

Introductory offer helped promote membership. Monitoring took place 10 weeks later with positive results (see above) Repeat monitoring scheduled to take place in May 2014

PROJECT START DATE: April 2013

TIME SPENT ON PROJECT


FIR TREE DRIVE Outdoor Pursuits Programme

This outdoor pursuits programme focussed on families living in Fir Tree Drive. The programme aimed to increase levels of activity, to build confidence and self – esteem, and to provide opportunities to learn new skills. Participants took part in orienteering and tackled an assault course. The programme provided diversionary activities for children throughout the summer months.

KEY OUTCOMES: How much—How well—Is anyone better off 

27 young people and 5 adults took part in the programme

100% of people reported learning a new skill

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82% reported an increase in confidence and motivation 100% reported overall satisfaction (good/excellent) with the project

KEY MILESTONES Progress Form Tasks Fir Tree Community Association successfully secured £2,500 from the Millennium Stadium Charitable Trust. Hafod provided £505 of funding

PROJECT START DATE: June 2013

Funding/Award/Case study/Quote/photo etc.

I like Lorraine (Tutor) I hope she comes back again!

TIME SPENT ON PROJECT


ARCON HOUSE IT Classes A twelve week basic computer programme was offered to all residents living at Arcon House, Cardiff. All the residents that live in this Retirement Scheme are aged over 56 years. The project aimed to improve residents’ level of computer literacy and their knowledge and use of the internet. KEY OUTCOMES: How much—How well—Is anyone better off 

During the twelve week programme 24 hours of basic IT skills were taught

6 Arcon residents attended classes with one attending all classes

6 residents learnt how to set up an email

6 learnt how to use the internet with greater confidence

5 learnt how to access Hafod’s website

5 learnt how to save work on a memory stick

6 felt more confident to use the computers in Arcon House on their own

1 went on to further her knowledge by enrolling on an IT class in the community

KEY MILESTONES Progress Form Tasks

Funding/Award/Case study/Quote/photo etc.

Total cost for the twelve weeks was £400. I have learnt to save pictures to a memory stick I enjoyed my class today

PROJECT START DATE: March 2013

TIME SPENT ON PROJECT


GREENSTREAM FLOORING Hardship Fund This project helps tenants who are unable to afford flooring in their homes, either at the point of letting or throughout their tenancy. The hardship fund enables reclaimed carpet tiles to be purchased from Greenstream Flooring, a Social Enterprise based in Porth. Tenants are generally expected to pick up the tiles themselves and fit them. Where tenants are without transport &/or the support of friends and family, or where a tenant has a disability, we are also able to arrange for the tiles to be supplied & fitted. KEY OUTCOMES: How much—How well—Is anyone better off 

69 Hafod households benefitted with 95 rooms being carpeted

1609m2 of carpeting was recycled and saved from landfill

99% of recipients reported feeling more comfortable in their home

100% would recommend the scheme to family or friends

97% reported overall satisfaction with the scheme

79% of recipients had a household income of less than £200 p.w.

KEY MILESTONES Progress Form Tasks

Funding/Award/Case study/Quote/photo etc.

A Hardship Fund of £5000 was provided by Hafod. It's a brilliant scheme, without the help from it I wouldn't have been able to afford to have any carpets in the flat. The flat feels warmer and more comfortable.

PROJECT START DATE: April 2013

TIME SPENT ON PROJECT


FIR TREE DRIVE Sports Leadership The Level 2 Award in Community Sports Leadership is a nationally recognised qualification that enables successful learners to lead groups of people in sport/activity, under indirect supervision. The qualification teaches generic leadership skills such as organisation, planning, communication and teamwork through the medium of sport. Participants will be able to use their newfound skills to deliver future sports activities and football tournaments. KEY OUTCOMES: How much—How well—Is anyone better off 

8 people took part in the programme

All 8 candidates gained a Level 2 qualification in Sports Leadership

100% reported satisfaction (excellent/good) with the delivery of the course

100% reported positive learning outcomes and an increase in confidence

KEY MILESTONES Progress Form Tasks £2500 awarded by the Millennium Stadium Charitable Trust Training took place over February Half Term

Funding/Award/Case study/Quote/photo etc. I really enjoyed it and thought it was taught well.

Monitoring took place 10 weeks later with positive results (see above) Successful candidates will now go on to put new skills into practice by delivering sports activities to local children

PROJECT START DATE: February 2014

I would like to go on and do level 3

TIME SPENT ON PROJECT


HAFOD FOOTBALL TOURNAMENTS The annual Hafod Football Tournament has become an established fixture in the summer programme. 2 additional “mini” tournaments have now been added in the April & October school holidays. Sport, and football especially, is a great way to bring boys and girls from different background together to make new friends, learn new skills, take part in organised exercise, and have FUN. KEY OUTCOMES: How much—How well—Is anyone better off 

160 boys & girls participated in 3 school holiday diversionary programmes

Children from 7 areas across RCT and Heads of the Valleys came together

Partnership working with Newydd Housing, Costain Construction and SW Police to prevent vandalism during multi million pound flood prevention scheme who sponsored a tournament

Continued joint working & relationship building with Newydd Housing and their Youth Forum

Support to 2 local leisure centres during times of austerity

KEY MILESTONES Progress Form Tasks

Funding/Award/Case study/Quote/photo etc.

Agree dates and book Leisure Centres for 3 tournaments Source medals and trophies Recruit teams, leaders and referees Post tournament PR and press releases

PROJECT START DATE:

April 2013

TIME SPENT ON PROJECT


GARDEN SMART

The Garden SMART project is being piloted in Rhydyfelin, St Mellons and Quakers Yard. Good quality tools are available for FREE hire and there are added health benefits too through exercise and “grow your own.” Garden tools can be expensive and have to be stored safely, both can be a challenge for our tenants. Feeling good about where you live is important to us all. This project can help our tenants feel good about their home and lead to a more sustainable tenancy. KEY OUTCOMES: How much—How well—Is anyone better off 

£1500 worth of quality equipment FREE for hire in 3 community locations

4 Community Development Staff trained to undertake PAT testing

Project roll out has been delayed due to poor weather but anticipated benefits will include: 

Increased numbers of first time gardeners

New skills and increased physical activity

Pride in one’s home and more sustainable tenancies

KEY MILESTONES Progress Form Tasks

Funding/Award/Case study/Quote/photo etc.

Agree storage locations in 3 pilot areas Identifying appropriate tools and locally sourcing Competency Training in PAT testing for 4 lead staff Production of quality promotional leaflet

PROJECT START DATE:

April 2013

TIME SPENT OF PROJECT


RHYDYFELIN WEIGHT MANAGEMENT Management Group (CWM) This Community Weight Management Group supports individuals to manage their weight (and B.M.I.) in a supportive environment through a range of activities & personal actions. The Rhydyfelin CWM delivers a range of activities for those who wish to take a long term healthy lifestyle approach to weight management such as healthy cooking, salt and sugar reduction, exercise and managing their alcohol KEY OUTCOMES: How much—How well—Is anyone better off 

A total of 12 participants with a long term membership of 6

Volunteer and project leader trained to deliver in a community setting

A six month review showed: 

6 members had sustained their weight loss

All had an increased awareness of healthy eating, being physically active, importance of portion sizes, had increased consumption of fruit , vegetables and water and reduced intake of snacks and take away meals

KEY MILESTONES Progress Form Tasks

Funding/Award/Case study/Quote/photo etc.

Recruitment of community volunteer & completion All equipment on free hire from Public Health Wales of Public Health 3 day training course Group self sufficient through weekly subscriptions Establish the CWM and recruit members Two from group now play active roles in local Benchmarking of weight, diet and behaviour patterns at start of membership

Neighbourhood Watch

6 month review to assess “distance travelled”

PROJECT START DATE:

May 2012

TIME SPENT ON PROJECT


DYNEA NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH Dynea NW is now in its fifth year. The group has established a track record of delivering quality, well supported community events / activities and enhancing social cohesion in Rhydyfelin, one of the county’s most disadvantaged areas. More recently, it created a new Youth Section to meet the needs of children and young people in the face of service cutbacks. Dynea NW goes from strength to strength and is one of Hafod’s most successful groups. KEY OUTCOMES: How much—How well—Is anyone better off 

10 community members on Management Committee

New Youth Section formed in 2013

650 adults and children went on off site trips in 2013

250+ attended the Summer Fun Day

100% overall satisfaction rate for trips in 2013 (Excellent / Very Good rating)

84% enjoyed socialising and meeting new people on the outings

84% agreed they had improved their health & well-being

KEY MILESTONES Progress Form Tasks

Funding/Award/Case study/Quote/photo etc.

Additional 6 new committee members at 2013 AGM £6200 investment from Awards for All Wales and Communities 1st Tackling Poverty Grant Formation of new Youth Section summer 2013 and agreement of their Acton Plan by main committee

PROJECT START DATE:

April 2013

TIME SPENT ON PROJECT


HAFOD YOUTH AWARDS

This is the 9th year that Hafod has run its Youth Awards to recognise and promote the positive work that young people undertake in their communities. It is also the third year that Hafod has held this event in partnership with Newydd Housing Association. The nominations illustrate the encouraging difference that young people can make, and the diversity of activities that they are involved in.

KEY OUTCOMES: How much—How well—Is anyone better off

70 people attended the Youth Awards which took place on 24th February 2014 at Pontypridd Rugby Club

The categories for nominations were Community Volunteer, Overcoming Personal Challenges, and Youth Sports Achiever

18 young people were awarded certificates and medals from Hafod

Overall feedback from those attending the evening was very positive

KEY MILESTONES Progress Form Tasks

Funding/Award/Case study/Quote/photo etc.

Total cost for the event was £922 divided between Hafod & Newydd

Very inspirational young people, very nice seeing young people recognised for what they do.

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PROJECT START DATE: February 2014

TIME SPENT ON PROJECT


HAFOD HOLIDAY PROGRAMMES Cardiff Hafod supported National Play Day and the Beacon Festival as well as providing a range of diversionary activities during the school holidays, such as Arts & Crafts, Play Bus & Pottery sessions. This programme not only meets our health and well-being objective but also helps to reduce incidents of youth annoyance in the three different communities. KEY OUTCOMES: How much—How well—Is anyone better off 

185 different children attended holiday activities and events from St Mellons, Arcon and Gabalfa

During the year we provided 10 activities along with the popular Christmas Grotto

88% said they made new friends

79% said they learnt new skills

81% said they felt fitter

KEY MILESTONES Progress Form Tasks

Funding/Award/Case study/Quote/photo etc.

Cost of holiday programs £770.

Really lovely day, especially as it was free. It really helped my kids. Thanks

PROJECT START DATE: February 2013

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COMMUNITY PROGRAMMES Day trips Our Community Development Team works closely with our Tenants Groups to help them draw down external funding to run their own community programmes. Many of these grants help to underpin the costs of summer programmes including day trips to a wide range of destinations. These trips not only bring communities together but they are affordable for low income families and for many are one of the highlights of the summer. KEY OUTCOMES: How much—How well—Is anyone better off 

16 coach trips were arranged to destination such as Cardiff Techniquest, Folly Farm, St Fagans Museum, Cardiff International Pool & a variety of seaside resorts.

715 seats were taken up (average 45 per trip)

5 communities benefitted from the programme

£3245 was secured from external funders primarily via Dynea Neighbourhood Watch and Thornhill TRA

KEY MILESTONES Progress Form Tasks 

Funding/Award/Case study/Quote/photo etc.

£1162 (35.8%) of the costs were paid for by Hafod

PROJECT START DATE: April 2013

TIME SPENT ON PROJECT


STAFF CHALLENGE Give & Gain Day The first Hafod/Hendre Staff Challenge took place at Trealaw Church Hall on 16-17 May. This team effort formed part of Give & Gain Day, which is the UK’s national day of employee volunteering, promoted by Business in the Community. Two teams of 10 completely refurbishing this well used church hall, upgrading the kitchen, toilets and painting throughout. KEY OUTCOMES: How much—How well—Is anyone better off 

20 staff participated

4 contractors (Kingfisher, PBM, R&M Williams, Travis Perkins) provided painting and decorating materials, ply for boarding windows, vinyl flooring and kitchen work tops as well as giving staff time and expertise.

94% of staff felt that the event was very beneficial to the community.

KEY MILESTONES Progress Form Tasks

Funding/Award/Case study/Quote/photo etc.

“Everyone involved was so enthusiastic and hard working. I was amazed how much we managed to achieve over the two days. The hall has not been painted for over 40 years and now it looks so fresh and bright. cause and get to know each other.” Nicola Robins

PROJECT START DATE: May 2013

TIME SPENT ON PROJECT


Community investment review 2013 pdf