Staff from the Pennaf Housing Group, based on the business park in St Asaph visited the world-leading ‘Manchester Institute’ recently to see how money raised in charity challenges is being used at the cutting edge of cancer research.
Housing Minister Carl Sargeant has praised a scheme which is transforming a derelict former Youth Centre into nine affordable housing units in Flint.
An intergenerational reading scheme linking High School students up with residents from a sheltered housing Scheme has been short-listed for the ‘Innovation of the Year’ award at the 2013 Welsh Housing Awards to be announced in Cardiff on Friday.
One of Flint town centre’s oldest buildings is yielding up new secrets to its history as work progresses on bringing the former Old Session House on Church Street back into use.
A former Rhos-on-Sea resident who now lives at the Merton Place Residential home in Colwyn Bay celebrated her 101st birthday with her extended family on Sunday (November 17) enlisting their help to blow out each of the 101 candles on her birthday cake.
An innovative ‘Cook and Eat’ project is linking up older people from a local sheltered housing scheme with young people who have formerly experienced homelessness, so that they can share friendship and cooking tips across the generations.
Keep Wales Tidy have teamed up with Clwyd Alyn Housing Association to organise some half-term fun in Rhyl on Tuesday (Oct 29) with a ‘Creepy Crawly Bug Hunt,’ for youngsters and an information and advice session for residents of all ages.
Two families will soon be moving into completely remodelled homes in the heart of Rhyl, thanks to a partnership which is helping to transform housing in the area.
Jackman came to stay at the Merton Place Residential Home in Colwyn Bay in May, not unable to walk and was in need of a period of rehabilitation to help his recovery.
A community party helped keep young children safe while letting them enjoy Hallowe’en fun in Gaerwen, last Thursday.
A community party helped keep young children safe while letting them enjoy Hallowe’en fun in the Cornist area of Flint last Thursday.
Keep Wales Tidy teamed up with Clwyd Alyn Housing Association to organise some half-term fun in Rhyl last week (Tuesday Oct 29) with a ‘Creepy Crawly Bug Hunt,’ for youngsters, and an information and advice session for residents of all ages.
Landscape maintenance specialists Ground Control have helped out at the community allotments in Garden City, Deeside, spraying weeds to make sure one of the plots could be brought back into tip-top condition.
Residents at Y Dyfodol in Rhyl, a Supported Living Scheme managed by Clwyd Alyn Housing Association, for homeless young people, organised some Hallowe’en fun on Thursday with a creative session making pumpkin lanterns before their party in the evening.
A drop-in event has been arranged in Garden City so that local people can find out more about a new development of affordable homes to be built in the area.
Members of the Princes Drive Baptist Church in Colwyn Bay joined friends at the Merton Place Residential Home in Pwllycrochan Avenue for a worship service at the home last week.
Keep Wales Tidy have teamed up with Clwyd Alyn Housing Association to organise some half-term fun in Treuddyn on Tuesday (Oct 29), when youngsters can help build a ‘Bug Hotel’ so that insects can stay cosy over the winter months.
Staff who support the homeless and those who have been formerly homeless in the Wrexham area walked up Snowdon last week to raise funds for Cancer Research.
A team of Customer Service Advisers from the Pennaf Housing Group raised £110 for Cancer Research on Friday by making bacon, sausage and egg butties for staff at their head office on the Business Park in St Asaph.
Residents at a Supported Living Centre for homeless young people in Wrexham will soon be harvesting their own fruit and veg thanks to the support of two voluntary groups.
Wrexham County Borough Council have helped boost the confidence of former homeless young people by funding an innovative filming project which showcases their talents.
Local businesses and partner organisations have been praised for supporting residents from Supported Living Schemes for former homeless young people across North Wales at their annual ResFest event this summer.
Residents of a sheltered housing scheme for older people in Buckley were given £200 worth of National Garden Centre vouchers by environmental charity Keep Wales Tidy. The vouchers have helped the residents to improve the quality of their local environment by undertaking practical environmental projects.
Allotments in Garden City, Deeside are now in tip-top order, thanks to a big community clear-up by volunteers.
Residents of Cae Gruffydd in Rhyl got together with friends to clean up their local community at the same time as holding a fun day recently.
Former soldiers who are sleeping rough on the streets of Britain are one of the organisations who have benefited from a festival salvage operation organised by a local housing association over the summer.
A Community fun session in the Halkyn Road area of Flint on Thursday (August 29) not only provided enjoyment and entertainment for local children, but also gave other residents the chance to check out services and advice provided by local agencies.
Two residents from a Supported Living Scheme for former homeless young people in Wrexham recently helped clear the banks of the River Clywedog in Bersham, Wrexham to encourage native plants in the area.
Housing Association tenants who incur court costs for refusing access to their homes for safety checks will be told their debts will be rigorously pursued.
A group of ‘silver surfers’ in Abergele have been presented with Achievement Awards for embracing the opportunities of the internet.
Work started this week on an ambitious scheme to renovate one of Flint’s most important historic buildings thanks to financial support from the Townscape Heritage Initiative.
Residents of all ages came together for a sreet prty in Abergele recently to mark the 25th aniversary of the Pentre Mawr Sheltered Housing Scheme.
Residents living in the Lon yr Orsaf area of Mold took part in a ‘Community Green Team’ event on Monday to make a real difference to their local environment.
A Community Clean up event has been organised to tidy up an area of Rhyl next week.
A community volunteer day is being held in Garden City, Deeside, to bring the local allotments back into tip-top condition.
Residents living in the Lon yr Orsaf area of Mold will be taking part in a ‘Community Green Team’ event next Monday to make a real difference to their local environment.
A Community Clean up event has been organised to tidy up an area of Rhyl next week.
A team of Housing Association staff have had a baa…rilliant time walking up the Clwydian Hills, dressed as sheep to raise funds for Cancer Research.
A local housing group has hosted a day of practical learning for science, technology engineering and maths teachers, as a way of helping them to inspire pupils to consider careers using the subjects.
Innovative artwork created by young people from across the region who have experienced homelessness went on show in Wrexham recently.
A school students from across the region Rhyl have been finding out more about the world of work by spending a week with the Pennaf Housing Group based on the St Asaph Business Park.
Two tenants in Rhyl have been ordered to pay £520.40 each to cover court costs after they persistently refused their landlord access to carry out routine safety checks at their home.
Work started this week on a development of nine new homes to be built in Rhyl which will be let at an affordable rent to local people.
Residents and staff at the Merton Place Residential Home on Pwyllycrochan Avenue in Colwyn Bay were so thrilled at the news of the new Royal baby that they got together to celebrate with wine and strawberries and sent a card of congratulations to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.
‘Flexibility and innovation has helped the Pennaf Housing Group to continue to grow in an ever-changing environment,’ according to Mr Roger Waters who has recently been re-elected as Chairman of Pennaf which delivers housing sector services across six counties in north and mid Wales.
Residents from Supported Living Schemes for former homeless young people across the region will be among those taking part in a special one day event at Glyndŵr University in Wrexham tomorrow (July 25).
Residents and staff from a local housing association are busy planning a raiding party after this weekend’s Wakestock Music Festival in Abersoch, Gwynedd, to salvage items left behind by the festival campers.
The Council’s Housing Overview and Scrutiny Committee will hold its next meeting at Llys Eleanor – the prestigious Extra Care Scheme in Shotton. The meeting will be at 2.30pm on Wednesday 10 July.
A community barbecue held at Llys Erw in Ruthin recently provide the opportunity for residents of all ages to get together and pick up some tips about safety issues at the same time as having fun.
Results from a Customer Satisfaction Survey are helping the Clwyd Alyn Housing Association shape the future of services provided across north and mid Wales.
Five residents from Supported Living Schemes in Wrexham made their own ‘James Bond’ movies as part of a taster day at Glyndŵr University recently.
A Housing Association Team dedicated to resident involvement and community development were runners-up in the national ‘Inspire Wales Award’ organised by the Institute of Welsh Affairs.
A Flintshire Residents’ Group has received a grant for £150 from Clwyd Community Chest so that they can continue to meet regularly and organise local activities.
A Supported Living Scheme for former homeless people in Flint has been nominated for a ‘Best Kept Community Garden’ thanks to the green-fingered hard work and commitment of residents and staff.
There were pets, patio pots and plenty of fun at the Open Day at Merton Place Care Home in Pwyllycrochan Avenue, Colwyn Bay recently when they took part in the first ever National Care Homes Open Day event.
As part of its on-going commitment to communicating effectively with customers, clients and partner organisation the Pennaf Housing Group is live on both Facebook and Twitter.
Former Airbus worker Allan Jones has vowed to help those in most need as he takes on his new role as a Board Member with Clwyd Alyn Housing Association which manages more than 5,300 homes across North and Mid Wales.
A Housing Association Team dedicated to resident involvement and community development has been shortlisted as one of three finalists in an ‘Inspire Wales Award’ organised by the Institute of Welsh Affairs.
The Mayor of Wrexham, Cllr David Bithell MBE, is to open the new Wrexham Care and Repair Offices on Wreham Industrial Estate on July 1.
Merton Place Care Home in Colwyn Bay is taking part in the first ever National Care Home Open Day later this month.
Residents from Supported Living Schemes for young people who have experienced homelessness joined a Big Beach Clean event organised by Keep Wales Tidy recently.
A local Housing Association has said it will take ‘robust action’ to ensure safety checks at properties are carried out adding that tenants who persistently ignore requests for access will find themselves in court.
Work on a new £1.16 million affordable housing scheme developed by the Pennaf Housing Group was among the Anglesey schemes highlighted during Rural Housing Week last week.
Local school children are taking a pride in their community by writing poems and creating posters which have been turned into colourful hoardings while development work takes part in The Dingle area of Colwyn Bay.
A Kinmel Bay resident who has championed the need for ‘suitable, safe and secure housing’ across North and Mid Wales has come third overall in the whole of Wales in the ‘Outstanding Achievement’ award at this year’s TPAS Participation Awards.
Organisers of a national award ceremony have paid tribute to former homeless young people, for their enthusiasm and commitment to the annual ResFest event in Wrexham.
The Warden of a local sheltered housing scheme for older people has won an all- Wales award which names her as ‘Inspirational Colleague of the Year’.
Staff from a web-based financial comparison came back laden with goods when they took on a shopping challenge to help clients of the Tŷ Nos night shelter in Wrexham.
Moving to her new home in Gwernaffield, Flintshire, has meant that not only can Michelle Williams continue living in the same village as her wider family, but that she also hopes her own children will be able to attend the same village school that both she and her mum went to.
Housing and Regeneration Minister Carl Sargeant AM, visited a new housing development in Treuddyn recently to see first-hand the difference that Welsh Government Social Housing Grant has made to the lives of local people.
Former homeless people from across North Wales took part in a special presentation evening recently recognising their hard work and achievements.
A group of former homeless young people who are re-building their lives at a Supported Living Scheme in Llandudno, took part in a kart racing challenge recently, thanks to the Outdoor Tourism Initiative run by Conwy County Borough Council.
A Care Manager from Ruthin is set to run the Manchester Marathon next weekend (April 28) to raise money supporting families with seriously ill children at Alder Hey Hospital in Liverpool.
A bench has been unveiled at a Sheltered Housing Scheme for Older people in Ruthin, in memory of a former Chairman of the Residents Association following a kind donation from his estate.
A community barbecue is to be held at a Sheltered Housing Scheme for older people in Ruthin over the summer thanks to support from the North Wales Police and Community Trust (PACT) and the local Tesco store.
Local school children are taking a pride in their community by writing poems and creating posters that will be turned into colourful hoardings while development work takes part in The Dingle area of Colwyn Bay.
Rhoddwyd digwyddiad sy’n cefnogi pobl ifanc o bob rhan o Ogledd Cymru sydd wedi profi digartrefedd, ar restr fer am wobr genedlaethol sy’n cydnabod cyfraniad y preswylwyr eu hunain wrth drefnu gweithgareddau ar gyfer y diwrnod.
Two students from the Level 2 Business Administration with ICT Skills course at Deeside College jumped at the chance to experience life working in the Pennaf Housing Group offices in St Asaph. Jess Evans and Chelsi Paterson were able to develop new skills and improve their communication skills whilst on work experience.
Residents of all ages from Lon yr Orsaf joined the Big Clean-up event organised by Mold Town Council recently when they took to the streets for a litter-pick. Louise Blackwell, Community Development Officer for Clwyd Alyn Housing Association is pictured with young residents who took part, Janae Jones, Layla Goodwin, Aidan Brody-Jones, Jack Evans and James Edwards.
Clwyd Alyn Housing Association who manage more than 5,000 homes across North and Mid Wales have been shortlisted for a national award recognising ‘Landlord Excellence’
A Kinmel Bay resident who has championed the need for ‘suitable, safe and secure housing’ across North and Mid Wales has been shortlisted for the ‘Outstanding Achievement Award by TPAS Cymru, the organisation that works with residents and social housing providers in Wales to promote tenant participation and involvements.
The Warden of a local sheltered housing scheme for older people has been shortlisted as ‘Inspirational Colleague of the Year’ by organisers of a national awards event.
A Community Computer Project in Oldford has secured Lottery funding to help residents of all ages access support helping them to make the most of new digital technology.
Staff from a web-based financial comparison firm are to take on a shopping challenge to help clients of the Tŷ Nos night shelter in Wrexham.
The new manager of Hafan Gwydir Extra Care Scheme in Llanrwst, is returning to his Welsh roots while helping older people to live life to the full.
Members of the Press/Media are welcome to join the residents and friends of Pentre Mawr Sheltered Housing Scheme for Older People on any of their regular Friday afternoon visits to Ysgol Emrys ap Iwan in Abergele when they join pupils for the ‘Paired Reading Project’
Tenant Jacqueline Hennigan, right, is pictured outside her home in Llys Esgob Morgan, St Asaph with Clwyd Alyn Housing Association Housing Officer Rebecca Halton, welcoming her back home after her ground floor flat needed complete refurbishment following the floods last November.
Tenants who live at the Hafan Gwydir in Llanrwst will be celebrating their independent lifestyles creatively next month as they take part in a national arts festival for older people in Wales.
A national award recognising landlord excellence in providing services will be made next month in memory of a Mochdre man who championed resident involvement in social housing.
The ‘Sure Group’ who help maintain homes across the region have donated two £50 ASDA vouchers as raffle prizes to this year’s annual ResFest event in Wrexham where young people from across North Wales who have experienced homelessness, get together and showcase their talents and achievements.
Residents from the Pentre Mawr Sheltered Housing Scheme for Older People in Abergele, have teamed up with members of Llandudno Junction Merched Y Wawr, to raise funds for Macmillan Cancer Support by knitting chickens and filling them with cream eggs.
A night shelter for rough sleepers in Wrexham is to receive a selection of books as part of World Book Night next month (April).
There will be bargains galore at the Llys Marchan residential home, in Mwrog Street Ruthin on Saturday (March 30) , thanks to a Car Boot Sale planned between 9 am and 12 noon.
A group of tenants whose homes were devastated in the St Asaph floods last year are getting ready to move back into their renovated homes over Easter.
Plots are available on the Garden City Community Allotment site in Deeside for local people who want to grow their own fruit and veg.
Staff from the Pennaf Housing Group, which includes Clwyd Alyn Housing Association, raised £200 for Comic Relief on Friday by holding raffles and a cake sale, as well as taking part in a ‘Dress down or Dress 80s’ event, at the Pennaf Head Office on the St Asaph Business Park.
The manager of a new Extra Care scheme in Llandudno said this week that the development provides a superb new housing option for older people in Conwy county who want to maintain their own independence at the same time as planning for future care needs.
Dave Lewis, from Colwyn Bay, joined Clwyd Alyn Housing Association in 1991 as an apprentice plumber after leaving school with just one O-Level in art and a ‘YTS’ work experience placement certificate.
Contracts have just been awarded for two separate schemes to transform houses in the heart of Rhyl, representing an additional investment of almost £1m.
A Heating and Plumbing Engineer from Rhyl who says that his apprenticeship training gave him life skills as well as a profession, is now helping to promote National Apprenticeship Week in Wales.
Apprentices past and present, working with the Pennaf Housing Group, based on St Asaph Business Park, are supporting National Apprenticeship week by sharing their experiences and encouraging others to consider work-placed learning initiatives.
When Lucy Knight first thought of becoming an apprentice two years ago, she was studying Business Administration at Deeside College.
A special presentation evening is to take place in Flint next month to recognise the hard work and commitment of people from across North Wales who have previously been homeless.
The project partners behind a new estate of 21 homes for local people in Llanddulas visited the site last Friday (October 12) and added a brick into the walls as the new properties rise up from the ground.
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