About Us

Hafan Cymru operates housing related support contracts across Wales and have a wealth of experience in delivering Supporting People outcomes. Our support helps a diverse range of clients reach their goals and achieve independence. Over our 30 years in operation, we have offered generic services suitable for all vulnerable people, as well projects with specific lead needs including vulnerable families, domestic abuse, mental health issues, ex-offenders, young people’s and vulnerable women and children.

We promote and encourage independence by supporting individuals to manage accommodation, managing relationships and feel part of the local community. We meet support needs in relation to reducing any future risk of homelessness by enabling people to understand their rights and obligations and improve their abilities and confidence to maintain their home independently. We also meet support needs that relate to developing sustained relationships with family, support networks, neighbours and professionals, helping them sustain stability and build resilience. We try wherever possible to provide a smooth transition into independence, ensuring they are supported pre and post contract exit.

Since its inception in 1989, Hafan Cymru, has grown from strength to strength, and currently has over 150 staff delivering a range of services across 16 of the 22 Local Authorities in Wales.

Our History

1989

Cymdeithas Tai Hafan (now known as Hafan Cymru) was founded after a piece of research entitled ´Homes Fit For Heroines´, which was undertaken by founder and now retired Cathy Davies. From this research, Cathy recognised that there was a need to establish a Housing Association to provide homes and ongoing support for women and their children leaving refuge.Cymdeithas Tai Hafan registered as a charitable Housing Association and successfully acquired a loan to build two housing schemes in Carmarthenshire and Neath.

1990s

After recognising that many women had multiple needs as a result of being in an abusive relationship, we widened our remit to include the needs of all women who are vulnerable.

2007

We changed our constitution to also support men experiencing Domestic Abuse, young men and male single parents.

2009

The organisation was renamed Hafan Cymru. Our strapline ‘Preventing Abuse. Promoting Independence’ reflects our passion to save lives and overturn the devastating effects of Domestic Abuse.

2017

Hafan Cymru updated their strapline to ‘Building Opportunities to Live Well’ as our services aim re-gaining clients independence, and self-worth through feeling safe, personally developing and connecting with their communities.
During this time, we also updated our four core values: Fairness, Versatility, Having Integrity and Being Inspirational.