Housing at the Mill , Canton , Cardiff
The Mill development in partnership  The Mill development in Canton, Cardiff, has welcomed two further veteran families after they were housed in affordable housing. A total of eight veterans have been housed over the last 18 months, in a partnership between Cadwyn Housing Association and the Welsh Veterans Partnership, despite the ongoing pandemic. The Mill development has successfully transformed the former paper mill into a thriving and sustainable residential community and will provide 800 homes across the 53-acre site. The Mill is a partnership between Cadwyn Housing Association, Tirion Homes, Lovell Partnerships, Principality Building Society and the Welsh Government, who has already provided 180 affordable new homes for rent in Cardiff to help tackle the housing crisis. Mark Howells, Head of Operations at Cadwyn Housing Association said: “We are thrilled to be able to make a difference in providing much needed additional, affordable homes to people in need across Cardiff. Our work with the Welsh Veterans Partnership demonstrates our commitment to ensuring veterans are given every opportunity to realise their potential once they leave the armed forces. It is fantastic to see them enjoying their new homes.” “We cannot wait to see what the future holds for The Mill with the next phase of building affordable homes already underway.” Dave Price, of the Welsh Veterans Partnership said: “On behalf of service leavers families and Veterans in Wales, I would like to thank Cadwyn Housing Association & Tirion Homes for their fantastic commitment to the service community of Wales, working in partnership with WVP in keeping with the Spirit of the Military Covenant. By providing fantastic ‘High spec ‘New Affordable Housing “Cadwyn & Tirion have achieved this by working with WVP our Forces families and veterans settling them in their new forever homes,  helping aid their transition and positive wellbeing outcomes in partnership . This will definitely ensure the development of a great community spirit with all residents looking out for each other, living in a modern, safe, positive, vibrant space that the whole community can be proud of, now and in the future.” Tina Wilson, Office and Corporate Affairs Manager at Tirion Homes added: “Tirion are delighted to have been instrumental in providing high quality affordable homes to Welsh veterans and their families at The Mill. We truly hope all our residents will feel able to set down roots in our new community and enjoy the neighbourhood facilities, Riverside Park and small businesses which are being developed as part of the scheme.”

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