December 2015 to May 2016

Facilitating an Away Day for Cadwyn's Board

Facilitating an Away Day for Brunelcare

Carrying out an analysis of stakeholder feedback for Family Housing

Carrying out a stakeholder engagement exercise for Cynon Taf Community

Carrying out an external stakeholder engagement exercise for Gr┼Áp Cynefin

Carrying out an external stakeholder engagement exercise for Hafod

Carrying out a board appraisal exercise for Cadwyn

April to November 2015

Completing stakeholder surveys for Charter, Rhondda and United Welsh HAs

Working with Grwp Cynefin to develop a new Regional Rural Housing Enabler Service

January to March 2015

Continuing interim management as Director of Housing & Community Services with Cantref

Carrying out a stakeholder survey for Charter Housing

Presenting a workshop at CHC & CREW Rural Regeneration Conference

Completing research on Rent First for Welsh Government with others

Facilitating a Board Business Planning Away Day for Bro Myrddin HA

Preparing a business case for a NW Wales Regional Rural Housing Enabler Service for Grwp Cynefin

Facilitating a Board Away Day for Cadwyn

2014

Facilitating Away Days for Bro Myrddin HA and Cadwyn HA

Carrying out Stakeholder Surveys for Bro Myrddin HA and Pembrokeshire HA

Preparing content for Cantref Stakeholder newsletter

Carrying out interim management as Director of Housing & Community Services with Cantref

Completing research on Rent First for Welsh Government with others

November & December 2013

Completing research projects for Community Housing Cymru and Welsh Government with Anne Delaney, Simon Inkson and Jo McNally

Completing Evaluation of Rural Housing Enablers in Wales project with Jo Lavis, Catherine Stubbings and Lin Cousins for Welsh Government

April to October 2013

Over the 7 months between April and October Cyngor Da has been working on a number of projecys including:

- Carrying out Interim Management with First Choice HA in Penarth

- Completing research projects for Welsh Government and CHC with Anne Delaney, Simon Inkson and Jo McNally on Effective Partnership Working and Anti Social Behaviour

- Completing stakeholder surveys for Cantref, Wales & West Housing and Tai Calon

- Starting a project to evaluate the work of Wales' Rural Housing Enablers with Rural Housing Solutions and Three Dragons

- Facilitating an Away Day for Tai Pawb

March 2013

In March Cyngor Da will be:

  • Completing with Campbell Tickell a governance review for Family Housing Association

  • Completing (with Rounded Developments, Wales & West HA, Mid Wales HA, Powys CC and Phoenix) a pilot project to reuse electrical goods and furniture

  • Working with Anne Delaney, Simon Inkson and Jo McNally on a research project for CHC - Effective Partnership Working to Deliver Housing Solutions

  • Working with Anne Delaney, Simon Inkson and Jo McNally on a Wales Anti Social Behaviour Policy and Practice Review

January and February 2013

In January Cyngor Da will be:

  • Completing work with Tai Calon on learning from complaints

  • Completing the Family Housing Stakeholder Survey

  • Completing the Hafod Housing Association Self Assessment Stakeholder Challenge

  • Working with Campbell Tickell on a governance review for Family Housing Association

  • Working with Rounded Developments, Wales & West HA, Mid Wales HA, Powys CC and Phoenix on a pilot project to reuse electrical goods and furniture

December 2012

In December Cyngor Da will be:

  • Working with Tai Calon on improving its complaint handling

  • Starting a stakeholder survey for Family HA Wales

  • Starting a stakeholder survey for Hafod HA

  • Working with Rounded Developments, Wales & West HA, Mid Wales HA, Powys CC and Phoenix on a pilot project to reuse electrical goods and furniture

  • Working with Campbell Tickell on a governance review for Family HA Wales

November 2012

In November Cyngor Da will be:

  • Working with Tai Calon on improving its complaint handling

  • Starting a stakeholder survey for Family HA Wales

  • Starting a stakeholder survey for Hafod HA

  • Working with Rounded Developments, Wales & West HA, Mid Wales HA, Powys CC and Phoenix on a pilot project to reuse electrical goods and furniture

  • Working with Campbell Tickell on a governance review for Family HA Wales

October 2012

In October Cyngor Da will be:

  • Completing work with First Choice HA on its Board Appraisal

  • Writing a development feature for 24Housing magazine on the Ely Mill development in Cardiff

  • Facilitating Welsh Government consultation events on proposals to change homelessness legislation, guidance and practice with Simon Inkson Associates

  • Working with Cantref with an award application

  • Starting a stakeholder survey for Family HA

September 2012


In September Cyngor Da will be:

  • Completing the Taff Stakeholder Survey and popping up in Taff's AGM to give the highlights

  • Working with First Choice HA on its Board Appraisal 

August 2012

In August Cyngor Da will be:

  • Continuing to work with AP Benson and Rounded Developments Enterprises on a WRAP UK funded project to develop trials for reusing furniture and electrical goods with housing associations

  • Working on a stakeholder survey for Taff Housing

 

July 2012

In July Cyngor Da will be:

  • continuing to work with Rounded Developments Enterprises and Cadwyn on a re-use project

  • working with AP Benson and Rounded Developments on a WRAP UK funded project to develop trials for reusing furniture and electrical goods with housing associations

  • starting a stakeholder survey for Taff Housing

  • interviewing Huw Lewis, the Housing Minister, for 24Housing magazine

June 2012

In June Cyngor Da will be:

  • presenting an analysis of March complaints and complaint handling to Tai Calon, identifying learning and improvement opportunities
  • completing work with Bro Myrddin HA on its next Business Plan
  • continuing to work with Rounded Developments Enterprises and Cadwyn on a re-use project
  • continuing to work with Tai Cantref on completing entries for award schemes

May 2012

In May Cyngor Da:

April 2012:

In April Cyngor Da :

  • Presented the results of the stakeholder assessment to Tai Calon's Board
  • Along with Rounded Developments, met with Cadwyn to discuss the next stage of the project on re-using materials - www.cadwyn.co.uk
  • Started work with Tai Calon on improving its complaint handling - www.taicalon.org

 

March 2012:

In March Cyngor Da:

  • Completed an external stakeholder assessment for Tai Calon Community Housing - www.taicalon.org  - Jen Barfoot, Tai Calon's Chief Executive has provided the following testimonial: 

David Hedges has worked with Tai Calon several times over the past 18 months. His work has included support around Self Assessment for the Executive team, and most notably, our external stakeholder survey. David has a brilliant knack of getting information from people! His work on our survey was rigorous and thoughtful. He more than fulfilled the brief and has created a report from which we can plan our improvements. I have no hesitation in recommending him

  • Completed corporate planning work with Hafod Housing Association (in association with Caroline Humphreys of epona Cymru and Tamsin Stirling who are working with Hafod Care and Hendre) - www.hafod.org.uk - Alan Morgan, Hafod Housing Association's Managing Director has provided the following testimonial: 

David’s work in helping Hafod produce its new Corporate and Operational Plans was invaluable. David’s demonstrable independence together with his wide knowledge of the sector enabled meaningful research and discussion to take place with the Association’s wide spectrum of stakeholders and partners.

  • Continuing to project manage the Revolving Loan Guarantee Fund (an innovative funding mechanism to put solar panels on the roofs of housing association homes across Wales) for Community Housing Cymru - www.chcymru.org.uk
  • Completed work with Campbell Tickell Associates on CHCs new Board Members Handbook - www.campbelltickell.com - the new handbook 'The Board Game' is now published and available at www.chc.org.uk
  • Continued work with Rounded Developments (www.sustainablebuildingresource.co.uk) for Cadwyn on a project to re-use building and other materials which usually go to waste in the refurbishment and improvement of their homes - www.cadwyn.co.uk
  • Continued work with Cantref on identifying and applying for grant funding for various projects - www.cantref.co.uk
  • Completed a review for the Integrate Consortium
 

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