We have on a daily basis worked with Cardiff City Council housing team and have been impressed with their commitment to the Military Covenant and to the Spirit of the Covenant regarding housing provision for our service users, Helping us with Veterans and their families Who are or have been homeless NFA or experiencing Housing issues. Last year I was able to meet with Cardiff’Council Head of Housing Mrs Jayne Thomas,and others from the team and ask if we could agree a housing project that would aid veterans and service leavers families promote the spirit of the covenant provision on housing ,while still fitting in with Cardiff councils Housing list requirements.
We were also able to meet with RCT Homes who had at that stage had a New Build Project in Cardiff Bay,and that a percentage of would be given over to local lettings on Affordable Local Housing scheme , we then had meetings with MR Andrew Freeguard head of New Business and lettings for RCT Homes and enquired as to the possibility of us with Cardiff council working in Partnership with others to achieve a workable sustainable housing project for Injured Service Personnel ,families and veterans.
We assured both parties that with support of The Welsh Veterans Partnership Whole of well being approach and our partners that have signposted Veterans and service leavers to us for the WVP coming home Project that we will be able to provide individual support package covering , Tenancy support, debt financial help advice on pensions Benefits,employment,counselling and intervention . To aid achieving this we have come to agreement on Partnership with the following organisations.