A new landlord for tenants in Machynlleth

Grŵp Cynefin is the new landlord of more than fifty homes in the Machynlleth area. This follows a completion of the transfer of 53 homes in Machynlleth and Llanbrynmair from Wales & West Housing to Grŵp Cynefin. Taking over this housing stock, which includes social and sheltered housing, means widening the group’s operational area as south as Machynlleth for the first time.

Grŵp Cynefin is a leading force in north Wales and north Powys housing, operating across the seven counties and managing nearly 4600 properties. It has won awards for its work supporting tenants, community enterprises, partnerships and is in particular leading on developing solutions to the current rural housing crisis with affordable housing to buy and rent.

Chief Executive Shan Lloyd Williams was recently announced by the Welsh Government as a member of the new Communities Commission for Wales, which is further confirmation of the group’s reputation.

The Machynlleth housing stock includes 51 homes in Machynlleth itself and two in the village of Llanbrynmair.

“We’re very pleased with this acquisition. We pride ourselves on the work we do supporting our tenants and providing effective services for them,” said Mel Evans, Group Director of Innovation and Growth, Grŵp Cynefin:

“We continuously strive to provide the best support and services and we have already started working with our new tenants and the local community in Machynlleth.”

Carys Edwards, Chair of Grŵp Cynefin Management  Board says: “This is a positive move for Grŵp Cynefin and it feels like a good ‘fit’ for both Grŵp Cynefin and Machynlleth. We place great emphasis on tenants’ voices, with representation on the Board and a dedicated Customer and Community Committee. Tenants have a strong voice when developing strategies and developments within the group and it will be lovely to hear the Dyfi accent amongst those voices!”

Grŵp Cynefin, which includes two subsidiary companies, employs more than 300. Its recent developments include Awel y Dyffryn, a £12 milion extra care housing scheme providing 66 flats for older people at the centre of Denbigh, brand new low-carbon homes for local people and families on estates at Waunfawr, Bethesda, Penygroes and Gwalchmai and the launch of a vision document for a ground-breaking £38 million health and community scheme for the Nantllle Valley.

For more information please contact

Mari Williams, Communications and Marketing Manager, Grŵp Cynefin

Mari.Williams@grwpcynefin.org/ 07970 142 305


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