Friday, 22 March 2013

Helping Hafan Cymru charity launch new office today

Looking forward to this afternoon, when I will be helping the Hafan Cymru charity launch their new offices in Stephens Way in Carmarthen.
The focus of the event is to highlight the potential of social enterprise and the opportunities it can offer Hafan Cymru's current and ex-service users and a number of other beneficiaries.
The hope is to encourage service users to help themselves to becoming more independent, be inspired in looking at social enterprise opportunities and to develop themselves.
I'll be one of the speakers, along with Kelly Davies, winner of the Social Enterprise Leader of the Year 2012.
About Hafan Cymru -
Hafan Cymru is a charitable organisation operating across Wales, providing housing and support services to women, men and their children, particularly those escaping Domestic Abuse.
We also deliver a very successful project called ‘Spectrum’ visiting schools and educating the youth of Wales about abuse and it’s consequences.Since its inception in 1989, Hafan Cymru, (formerly known as Cymdeithas Tai Hafan) has grown from strength to strength, and currently has over 140 staff delivering support services across 17 of the 22 Local Authorities in Wales.
We offer a complete package of support provision to help people with a wide range of needs, often complex or multiple needs – including those who have experienced physical, sexual or psychological abuse; those recovering their mental health; ex-offenders; substance misusers; care leavers.
We encourage and enable staff and service users to actively participate via regular consultation, this regular feedback and input maintains high standards and is key to our innovative approach to service development.