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Young Homeless Women Re-Script Lives with Taff Housing Association

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Taff provides temporary, supported accommodation to young, homeless women through its two hostels Ty Enfys & Ty Seren.

Working with some of the most important people in the world – the next generation and the one coming through after that.  Many of the young, homeless people and young mums and babies that we work with have had a harrowing start to life.  Multiple adverse childhood experiences put them at greater risk of developing health-harming behaviours that will shorten their lives, give increased likelihood of incarceration, poorer educational attainment and make them more likely than the rest of the population of being a victim or perpetrator of violence.

This is an unacceptable life script for our future generations.  Our services work with these young people to help them re-write that script, so that the past does not dictate their future. By working in innovative ways our support services provide unique services that are not seen anywhere else in Wales. And our approach works: From the Shine Project, of the families that had their child on the child protection register, 38% had their child de-registered by the end of support and 37% had the level of social service intervention downgraded.

Ty Enfys mother and baby Hostel has recently won at the 2018 Housing Heroes awards in the category of Support and Care Team of the Year (under 7,000 homes).

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Over the past 6 years, Rachel has been working specifically within the digital marketing space and has worked with some of the country’s top brands. During this time, Rachel was a key attribute to the success of our sister product, Recruitment Buzz, which has firmly established itself as one of the leading publications within the Recruitment sector. Drawing on her knowledge and experience, Rachel has developed a genuine understanding of how content can engage and compel an audience.

Having a passion for travel and culture, Rachel left her hometown of Cardiff to pursue studies and travel and after several years away, Rachel returned to Cardiff and firmly established herself within the development of Business News Wales. Rachel is now responsible for every aspect of web management, marketing and overall production of the Business News Wales brand.

Having learnt some invaluable skills within the marketing industry, Rachel is often called upon for her skills and knowledge of WordPress, HTML, email marketing software, Photoshop design and social media tools.

 

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