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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Community Fund launched

Tai Ceredigion has launched a Community Fund to support local community groups and clubs in Ceredigion. Groups and clubs can bid into a pot of £15,000 – with a limit of £1500 per application. Tai Ceredigion would especially like to support ‘grass roots’ small to medium voluntary organisations.
‘This is an excellent way for Tai Ceredigion to support the communities and individuals we serve within Ceredigion’ said chair of the board, Karen Oliver. ‘Many clubs and societies are finding it increasingly difficult to sustain valuable voluntary activities / projects. We hope this fund can support many good projects this year’ Continue reading

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Tai Ceredigion Accredited with Government Cyber Essentials Plus Certificate

 

Tai Ceredigion has recently been certified by Cyber Essential Plus- a Government-supported and industry-backed scheme which aims to verify that organisations have the appropriate ICT security protocols in place to stave off a cyber-attack. Tai Ceredigion joins the small number of housing associations in receiving this level of certification.

The Cyber Essentials Plus scheme is an externally certified cyber security standard, which organisations can be assessed and certified against. It identifies the security controls that an organisation must have in place within their IT systems in order to have confidence that they are addressing cyber security effectively and mitigating Continue reading

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The End of the Right to Buy

The End of the Right to Buy, Preserved Right to Buy and the Right to Acquire in Wales

It has been announced that the Right to Buy (including the Preserved Right to Buy) and Right to Acquire will end for all housing association and council tenants in Wales on 26th January 2019.

We have been instructed by Welsh Government to publicise this information and to ensure the “Information about the end of the Right to Buy and Right to Acquire in Wales” leaflet is widely available.

Additional information can be accessed from the gov.wales website http://bit.ly/2sa7PdS

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Tai Ceredigion’s Tenant Monitoring Group respond to recent news reports

Dear fellow Tai Ceredigion tenants,

I am contacting you today in my capacity as the Chairperson of Tai Ceredigion Monitoring Group (TCMG). The tenants Group was established by Ceredigion County Council prior to stock transfer to Tai Ceredigion and at the express wish of the housing association at the time of transfer we agreed to continue being the main tenant representative body for our fellow tenants. It is important that I highlight that the members are all tenants of Tai Ceredigion who have expressed an interest to be involved and who donate their time freely.

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Housing Associations Explore Closer Collaboration

Press Release

The voluntary Boards of both Tai Ceredigion, based in Lampeter and Aberystwyth and Mid-Wales Housing Association, based in Newtown, are pleased to announce that they have started on a journey of exploring closer collaboration between the two landlords. The two Housing Associations have already been working together on property maintenance and future planned joint procurement projects.

Peter Swanson, Chair of Mid-Wales Housing Association said “Our overall purpose is to offer enhanced services to our residents and communities, growing the financial strength of the business, and reinvesting any efficiency gains into improving services. Bilingualism is a fundamental element of Continue reading

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