Who are we?
Hafan Cymru is a charitable organisation operating across Wales, providing housing and support services to women, men and their children, particularly those escaping Domestic Abuse. We also deliver a very successful project called ‘Spectrum’ visiting schools and educating the youth of Wales about abuse and it’s consequences.
Since its inception in 1989, Hafan Cymru, (formerly known as Cymdeithas Tai Hafan) has grown from strength to strength, and currently has over 140 staff delivering support services across 17 of the 22 Local Authorities in Wales.
We offer a complete package of support provision to help people with a wide range of needs, often complex or multiple needs – including those who have experienced physical, sexual or psychological abuse; those recovering their mental health; ex-offenders; substance misusers; care leavers.
We encourage and enable staff and service users to actively participate via regular consultation, this regular feedback and input maintains high standards and is key to our innovative approach to service development.
Our aims and objectives
Our five key aims underpin and inform all that we do. These are:
- To combat violence and abuse and promote independence for women, men, children and young people through a range of appropriate services.
- To provide the best possible quality support and housing services for a wide range of needs, based on the needs of individual
- To promote service user involvement, anti-discriminatory practice and equal opportunities in all areas of our work, recognising the importance of celebrating cultural diversity.
- To promote the principles of lifelong learning and sustainability in our work.
- To ensure a sound financial base underpins all areas of our activity.
The following overarching objectives have been set to determine the organisations broad strategy for the coming years. We will:
- Consider all means possible for maximising income by diversifying our activities and increasing cost-effectiveness for long-term financial viability.
- Consolidate and continuously improve all service delivery.
- Increase and extend our work with families, children and young people and consolidate our expertise in the field of domestic violence and abuse.
- Continue and extend our Learning and Work programme through our leadership of the TDG Partnership.
- Focus on ensuring and improving the health and wellbeing of all staff and service users.
- Ensure that internal communication is as effective as possible.
- Be creative and innovative in whatever we do.