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Adref Volunteers say ‘Save Adref’

RCTCBC and MTCBC please rethink your decision and award the contract to provide local hostel services and housing support services to Adref. Adref has been managing hostel services in Rhondda Cynon Taf and Merthyr Tydfil for 30 years.

Why is this important?

Adref have been providing local hostel services and housing support services for 30 years. Adref have now lost the contract to manage hostel services in Rhondda Cynon Taf and Merthyr Tydfil. This will mean:-

• Adref itself being forced to close
• Hostel staff moving over to a new employer with poorer terms and conditions
• Up to 10 staff made redundant
• 50 fantastic Volunteers losing their positions

The two Councils involved need to rethink their decision. Adref does so much more than simple managing hostels and supporting people in their own homes. They provide
• Help for rough sleepers - clothing, advice and snacks
• Service users are supported after they leave the hostels - supplied with new kitchen electricals and basic furniture so encourage them to stay in an otherwise empty flat/house
• An annual Christmas hamper appeal supported by 100s of local people, dozens of companies, hospital staff, and local council staff, providing a much-needed boost for people in our community (over 300 households Christmas 2019)
• Practical training for Service users via shop volunteering

Finally, we fear for the homeless themselves because of the lack of any plan to transfer services to the new company and the loss of the extras that Adref provide.

South Wales

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