In addition, they have attended confidence building, life skill and first aid workshops and litter picked on a local beach during half term week. Due to these actions, the company nominated them for Newydd HA’s Youth Sporting Achievers of the Year category which they were judged as winners.
We have worked with Newydd HA and a group of young boys from the Communities First area of Glynneath to form their own team and compete in both the Registered Social Landlord league and the Neath/Port Talbot 5 a-side league run by Neath Youth Services. The boys were instrumental in picking out their own kit, which the company purchased and have since shown an interest in starting the Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Award.
We contributed to the refurbishment of the 5th Barry Sea Scout Group scout hall. The Group, who is a charity were “thrilled with this wonderful gesture.” The hut is now also home to a playgroup and has been made available for hire to local people.
As a consequence of our current residential contracts with the Seren Group, we have:
◦ Carried out repairs to Trinant Football Club;
◦ Donated money to support Pentricwm Community Association activities;
◦ Arranged repairs and other assistance to Maes Ebbw Primary School in Maesglas, Newport;
◦ Worked with Maes Ebbw Primary School and the Welsh Government’s Work Based Learning initiative to develop a curriculum based lesson illustrating the practical requirements of numeracy within the construction industry;
As part of our partnership with Newydd HA, we sponsored a group of young people on their Rhydyfelin estate to purchase a Cinema Club licence so they can show children/family films at the community hub.
The company sponsored a 6-a-side football tournament for the under fourteens and under sixteens along with Newydd HA, Hafod Housing and Wales & West Housing who have linked up with Cardiff City FC Community & Education Foundation to host the event at their House of Sport facility.
The company is currently sponsoring the “Barry Kicks Project”, which is a one year (July 2015 to July 2017) partnership initiative between Newydd Housing Association, Communities First Barry, South Wales Police, Legacy Leisure, British Transport Police and Cardiff City FC Foundation. In addition to football coaching and competitions, the initiative offers a range of other positive activities to develop young sport enthusiasts along with developmental and educational sessions dealing with issues such as healthy lifestyles and the dangers of getting involved in alcohol and drugs.
The company has recently worked with Cadwyn Housing Association and the “Made in Roath” arts organisation to utilise hoarding of an affordable housing development of 24 flats and retail space to showcase artwork by a local artist. The Made in Roath Festival is an artist-led, free event, which aims to take art out of the gallery and into the wider community;