Family Housing Association, an organisation that provides affordable rented housing and a range of support services to people in South and West Wales, has changed its name to Caredig.
Caredig (pronounced Ca-rae-dig) means ‘Kind’ in Welsh, which reflects the organisation’s core purpose of creating better homes and services for communities, putting the delivery of person-centred services first. These are values which are very much aligned with those of 4theRegion.
At 4theRegion, we’re focused on making sure that regional projects are delivered in a way that provides economic, social and environmental benefit over the long term, and how ensuring that the well-being of people and planet is at the heart of decision-making.
Our members Caredig manage over 2,800 affordable homes across the region. Over the years the organisation has diversified and now provides much more than bricks and mortar. With its partners in health, housing and social care, Caredig also contributes to the development of thriving communities providing extra care schemes, supported housing and mental health services.
Marcia Sinfield, Caredig’s Chief Executive, said: “We are delighted to announce that we are now called Caredig, which is a much better reflection of the housing and support we provide. I’m enormously proud of our staff and we’ve had great feedback that the name, with its link to kindness, really embodies who we are and what we do.
“Here at Caredig we’re really excited about the next stage of our journey, we have ambitious plans and are already building new homes and delivering new services so that we can reach more people, making a difference to people’s lives.”
Tenants have also welcomed the change of name, saying that it reflects their experience of the organisation.
Jo Ashford, 71, a Caredig tenant living in Morriston, Swansea, said: “The name reflects the organisation and my experience of them. They have been kind and empathetic and have made a real positive difference to my life. When I first became a tenant, at the age of 66, I was worried about finances and the Housing Officer showing me around the flat did a housing benefit application for me there and then. I didn’t think I would find a home that was nice and affordable so to be able to walk into a lovely new clean flat with a safe roof over my head meant the world to me. As far as I’m concerned, I’ve had nothing but kindness from them.”