20 Dec 2023

Gorwel on hand to help – a tale of two who reached out

Many of us will be opening our warm and safe homes to welcome family and friends over the Christmas period. But for an increasing number of people, the Christmas holidays bring money worries and fears for the future. Gorwel is one organisation that is helping support people at this time of year. Gorwel is the […]

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01 Dec 2023

Grŵp Cynefin supporting the campaign to increase Housing Support Grant

Grŵp Cynefin is supporting the national #HousingMattersWales campaign, calling on the Welsh Government to increase the Housing Support Grant in 2024/25. Gorwel, the part of Grŵp Cynefin that provides services to people experiencing domestic abuse, receives Housing Support Grant and recently highlighted the shocking growth in demand for their services. Osian Elis, Chief Officer at […]

01 Nov 2023

Community grants launched for the Ruthin area

Housing association Grŵp Cynefin has launched an £18,000 fund for activities to improve communities in the Ruthin area. The grants – of up to £1000 each – are available to voluntary and community groups which are making a difference and improving their local area. It’s all part of the re-development of Grŵp Cynefin’s Llys Awelon […]

25 Sep 2023

Grŵp Cynefin appoints new Chair to its Management Board

Grŵp Cynefin has confirmed Tim Jones as the new Chair of its Management Board. Tim brings extensive experience to the group having held various roles on Boards nationally and at UK level, with expertise working with stakeholders from a wide range of fields. He succeeds Carys Edwards, who came to the end of her three-year […]

27 Jul 2023

Grŵp Cynefin unit in partnership to launch hospital to home scheme

Grŵp Cynefin’s homelessness and support unit, Gorwel, has partnered up to launch a new service to help people who have experienced mental illness return home safely after hospital treatment. The new Gwynedd scheme has been developed through a partnership between Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board, Gwynedd Council and Gorwel. The focus of the scheme is […]

05 Jun 2023

Bryn Ellis steps down as Grŵp Cynefin’s Director of Resources

Grŵp Cynefin’s Group Director of Resources, Bryn Ellis, has decided to leave his role after giving more than 23 years’ service as an Executive Director to Grŵp Cynefin and one of its predecessors, Cymdeithas Tai Clwyd, to pursue new challenges. Everyone at Grŵp Cynefin would like to thank Bryn for his loyal contribution to the […]

16 May 2023

Shan Lloyd Williams steps down as Chief Executive of Grŵp Cynefin

After five years in charge of the north Wales housing association, Grŵp Cynefin Chief Executive Shan Lloyd Williams is standing down from her role to focus on some personal projects and interests. Grŵp Cynefin would like to thank Shan for her contribution to the organisation over that time and wish her every success for the […]

27 Mar 2023

Statement – A change to our Regulatory Judgement

Grŵp Cynefin has recently undertaken an internal review of some parts of our business – including around our asset management and how we keep records.  Following this review, we took the decision to refer ourselves to the Welsh Government’s housing Regulator as it was clear we did not have the right records and process to […]

30 Jan 2023

Welsh Government Budget threatens services for homeless people

North Wales housing association Grŵp Cynefin is calling on the Welsh Government to re-think its decision to freeze funding for homelessness  services in the draft 2023/24 budget. It joins Cymorth Cymru and Community Housing Cymru in the #HousingMattersWales campaign, calling on the Welsh Government to increase the Housing Support Grant in their Final Budget for […]

20 Jan 2023

Major contract to deliver retrofit programme across north Wales open to bids 

Grŵp Cynefin and North Wales Housing housing associations are looking to appoint a principal contractor to deliver an £8.5m retrofit programme of works to social housing across north Wales. The initial length of the contract is 12 months with an option to extend to a further 24 months. The successful contractor will deliver retrofit measures across […]

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