Trivallis and Valleys Kids unite to tackle the cost-of-living crisis

Written by on 26th May 2023

Trivallis housing association and RCT based charity Valleys Kids have joined forces in a 2-year partnership that will focus on supporting communities that have been hardest hit by the cost-of-living crisis.

The partnership formed following a competitive search in which Trivallis tenants and staff collectively selected Valleys Kids as their chosen charity partner.

For the next two years, Trivallis will work in partnership with Valleys Kids, to raise awareness and funds to support the work Valleys Kids do to improve the quality of life for people across the valleys.

The partnership will also see the two organisations working together on community projects that will benefit individuals and families in need.

Tracey Cooke, Senior Partnerships Manager at Trivallis said: 

“We are really excited about our new partnership with Valleys Kids. One in ten residents in RCT live in a Trivallis home and we know that many of our communities were already facing hardship before the cost-of-living crisis. This is why, it’s so important that we work together to build the right support for our communities, and why Valleys Kids view that we are all ‘valleys kids’ resonated so well with our staff and tenants.

“We are both already doing a lot of work individually to support with community spaces and activities, money saving advice and wellbeing; but by working together we can go even further. This will make a huge difference to our tenants, in the valleys and in Cardiff Bay.”

Elise Stewart, Chief Executive at Valleys Kids said:

We are delighted to have been chosen as Trivallis’ charity partner for the next two years. This builds on a long-standing relationship and comes at a crucial time as the impacts of the cost-of-living crisis deepen and the need for our support continues to grow.”

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond, Valleys Kids role as a lifeline to the community came to the fore. This saw them deliver 2,456 family food hampers and 1,176 adult care packages to people in need. They also provided an additional 8,711 wellbeing packs and took over 14700 wellbeing telephone calls.

The two organisations look to build on this success and widen access to these types of services for the ever-increasing number of families and individuals that need it.

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