WALES – Dafydd Ifans named new chair of housing association

THE new chairman of a renowned housing association vowed to “open doors and enhance lives” in his new role.

Dafydd Ifans was this week named the new head of Clwyd Alyn Housing Association.

A professionally qualified social worker with extensive experience of working at senior management level, Dafydd joined the Boards of Clwyd Alyn and Ty Glas Housing Society in 2009.

The Llansannan native also sits on the Pennaf Ltd, Offa Ltd and Tir Tai Ltd boards of management, all part of the Pennaf Housing Group.

A fluent Welsh speaker, he began his social work career with North Wales Probation Service as a probation officer.

He has since held various senior managerial posts within local authorities in England and Wales, non-departmental public bodies and also within the Welsh Government as chief executive of the Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service in Wales (Cafcass Cymru).

Dafydd told Business Post: “I’m really looking forward to meeting with many of our tenants, residents, leaseholders and clients as well those who work with many of our partner organisations.

“The ethos of ‘opening doors and enhancing lives’ is very much part of the culture at Clwyd Alyn, whether that is providing affordable housing for local people or whether it is about providing support for the more vulnerable or marginalised people in our communities.”

Group chief executive Graham Worthington added: “We are delighted he has agreed to be the new Clwyd Alyn chair, his commitment and dedication continue to be a great asset to the organisation.”

The Clwyd Alyn Housing Association, which has developed in excess of 5,000 housing units across North and mid Wales, manages general needs housing across six counties as well as providing specialised supported accommodation for older and vulnerable people and for those who have experienced issues of homelessness.

The association also manages three residential care homes.

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