Hafan Cymru

Hafan Cymru

Preventing Abuse, Promoting Independence

Supported Housing

Temporary Housing

Hafan Cymru own properties across Wales to provide temporary supported housing which consist of self contained houses or flats.

Individuals that are housed are encouraged to help themselves and to give each other mutual support.

Each person receiving support is allocated a Senior Practitioner or Support Worker (depending on the need). They provide an individually tailored package of support to each service user and their children, if any. Our structured support package enables the person to develop the skills and confidence needed to move on into independence.

Although we do not provide 24 hour support, in these projects, tenants are provided with a safe and secure home and are supported by a support worker who is allocated to each scheme, and will identify individual support needs and how they can be met.

To find out if we have supported housing in your area please go to Our Offices page.

Shared Housing

In addition to the self-contained houses and flats, Hafan Cymru have shared housing for young women and young men.

Those living in shared accommodation usually share a communal kitchen, living space and/or garden. A support worker organises regular house meetings so that individuals that are housed are encouraged to help themselves and to give each other mutual support.

Each person receiving support is allocated a Senior Practitioner or Support Worker (depending on the need). They provide an individually tailored package of support to each service user and their children, if any. Our structured support package enables the person to develop the skills and confidence needed to move on into independence.

Although we do not provide 24 hour support, in these projects, tenants are provided with a safe and secure home and are supported by a support worker who is allocated to each scheme, and will identify individual support needs and how they can be met.

To find out if we have shared housing in your area please go to Our Offices page.

Refuge – For Women Only

Hafan Cymru manage 2 refuges in Wales, one in Blaenau Gwent and one in Pembrokeshire. We also are the landlord to refuges in Swansea and Newtown, Powys. The refuges are purpose built for high risk women and women with children escaping domestic abuse.

We offer safe, temporary, self contained accommodation and support to women experiencing physical, psychological, sexual or financial abuse.

Refuge is available to any woman who has experienced domestic abuse:

  • You do not have to have children
  • You do not have to have experienced physical abuse or have an injury
  • You can be escaping from a partner or a family member
  • You don’t have to have involved the police

To contact your local office for more details please go to Our Offices page.


Support in your own home

 

Hafan Cymru offers outreach and what is known as ‘Floating Support’. Our floating support offers support services to women and men living in their own home and is targeted at vulnerable women or men of all ages, both those with children and single women, and we can support older women, men and those living in rural areas.

Each person receiving support will be allocated a Senior Practitioner or Support Worker (depending on the need); who provides an individually tailored package of support to each service user and to their children, if they have any. Our structured support package enables women or men and their children to develop the skills and confidence needed to maintain themselves in an independent home within the community.

Our floating support can provide for women and men, with low, medium or high support. The level of support given to service users will normally be individually negotiated between them and their support woker, depending on their needs. An out-of-hours service is available for emergencies in most areas, excluding those areas where we are not funded to provide this. The length of time someone can be supported varies with the individual. Normally the support starts fairly intensively – 2 visits or more visits a week – and will then become less frequent as the individual service user becomes more self-confident.

To find out where you can be supported in your own home please visit Our Offices page.

Our Offices

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