Covid-19 Financial Support for Individuals

This is a short guide produced by Welsh Government signposting you to the financial support that might be available to help you now.

The Coronavirus outbreak has been especially worrying for families and individuals who have, through no fault of their own, found themselves having difficulty paying bills and/or rent.  This information offers advice to help you.

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Modern Slavery Statement 2020-2021

Modern slavery is a crime and a violation of human rights. It takes various forms, including slavery, servitude, compulsory labour and human trafficking for exploitation and can have a significant adverse impact on individuals, families and communities across the world.

This statement sets out the steps that Tai Ceredigion will be taking during the financial year April 2020 – March 2021 to minimise the risks of any association with practices that undermine the principles of safety and dignity for our customers, colleagues and supply chains.

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BRIGHTER FUTURE

Due to the Coronavirus outbreak, our local printing company has temporarily closed down. This edition of ‘Brighter Future’ will only be available on our website. If you know of a tenant who would appreciate a printed copy, we can print out and post from our office. Please contact us on 0345 6067654 or post@taiceredigion.org.uk to leave the tenant’s contact details and we will arrange photocopies and postage. We hope the printers will be up and running for the next issue and normal service will be resumed!

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REGULATORY JUDGEMENT 2019/2020

The Executive Team and Board of Tai Ceredigion are pleased to share the publication of our annual regulatory judgement from Welsh Government.

Once again, Tai Ceredigion has been awarded “standard standard” which is the highest assessment that Housing Associations can achieve.

The basis of the judgement is to provide the Housing Association, its tenants, service users and other stakeholders with an understanding of its financial viability and how well it is performing, at a specific moment in time, in relation to:

• Governance and Service Delivery
• Financial Management

Steve Jones
Chief Executive

Karen Oliver
Chair

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Update on Scams

 This is a summary of a report from National Trading Standards regarding scams they have been informed of during this last week, all relating to the general uncertainty and worry about CORONAVIRUS.  Please take care of yourself and keep a watchful eye on vulnerable family and neighbours.

 

SCAM PRODUCTS

Supplement and anti-virus kits to cure or prevent COVID-19 DO NOT EXIST. Reports of online and door-to-door pressure selling. If you hear of local activity of this nature, please call 101.

 

DOORSTEP SCAMS

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Over £3m investment for Lampeter’s new Social Enterprise Centre

Thanks to Welsh Government and EU funding, the Canolfan Dulais Centre in Lampeter will be transformed to create a new Social Enterprise Centre, supporting small businesses and local charities.

Local social landlord Tai Ceredigion will benefit from £1.5m of Welsh Government Targeted Regeneration Funding plus £1.1m of EU funding to help to create high quality office space to support local small businesses and charities.

The existing centre will be demolished and purpose-built as a 1,250 square-metre two storey enterprise hub and social premises, housing up to 15 SMEs and charities. It will create 20 new jobs for trainers, mentors and Continue reading

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CHC publish Senior Management Remuneration Report

In 2018, Community Housing Cymru appointed Turning Point HR solutions to collate and analyse data provided by housing associations in Wales on senior management remuneration.  This research project was undertaken following recommendations from the Public Accounts Committee to generate greater transparency and openness in the sector and the findings have now been published on the CHC website.

To read more on the newly published report click here https://bit.ly/2CrIYnF

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New comparison service from Welsh Government

On the 1st of November 2018, following a recent review of regulatory arrangements, the Welsh Government launched a new online comparison tool for Housing Associations in Wales.  This has been created using data from 2016/17.  It will give tenants, service users, stakeholders and business partners the opportunity to access performance data on Housing Associations throughout Wales.

Here is the link: Housing Association Comparison Tool

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