Recovery Cymru, Solas (Pen Yr Enfys) and Newlink Wales will be partnering together to deliver the Cardiff and Vale of Glamorgan ‘Through-care, Aftercare and Recovery Support’ (T.A.R.S.) Substance Misuse package for adults.

They are excited to collaborate for the benefit of service users (past, current and future) and the recovery community. They will work closely with other services and service user/recovery community member involvement will be at the heart of the model.

We'll post further news updates on this website as we receive them.

The team at Yaina SamuelsC3SC would like to say a huge 'Congratulations' to Yaina Samuels on her recent achievement of being one of the 2014 winners of a St David Award. The Awards celebrate and recognise the extraordinary achievements of people in Wales.

Having overcome heroin addiction herself, Yaina founded Nu-Hi Ltd, a social enterprise that aims to empower people to manage issues relating to substance misuse.

Read Yaina's story on the St David Awards website.

You can find out all about Nu-Hi Ltd at

The draft action points and related papers from the Third Sector Partnership Planning Group meeting in February are on our website. You can download the papers here.

The Welsh Co-operatives and Mutuals Commission has published its report, which makes recommendations on growing and developing the co-operative and mutual economy in Wales, in order to create jobs and wealth.

The ‘Co-operatives and Mutuals Commission Wales Report 2014’was launched at Accommodation Furniture Solutions Ltd (AFS Ltd), Swansea. AFS Ltd is a worker co-operative that was formed with support from the Wales Co-operative Centre following the closure of the Remploy factories in 2012.

The report makes extensive recommendations on:

•                    Education approaches and delivery

•                    Business support and development

•                    Financial support for co-operative development and employee owned businesses

•                    Land and Assets

•                    Procurement

•                    Leadership and networking

•                    Delivery mechanisms


Download a copy of the Co-operatives and Mutuals Commission Wales Report 2014


Have your say!

What are your views?

The Welsh Government has commissioned a consultation process following the report’s publication. There will be three consultation events across Wales, facilitated by the Wales Co-operative Centre, which are free to attend. Places for the events can be booked here.


Who should attend?

  • Existing co-operatives, mutuals, social enterprises and employee owned businesses
  • Co-operative support and development organisations
  • Education establishments – higher and further education
  • Key government and public sector agencies
  • Representative business organisations and professional bodies
  • Financial institutions and funders
  • Third sector agencies


If you cannot attend the events, a questionnaire will be made available.


You can also engage with the Commission via:


Twitter - @coopmutualwales

The Welsh Co-operative and Mutuals Commission LinkedIn group 

E-mail:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


The Community Land Advisory Service in Wales (CLAS Cymru) is a new initiative aiming to make more land available for community growing by supporting landowners and local community organisations.

You can find out more about CLAS Cymru by downloading the bi-lingual information sheet, which provides key information and contact details, using the following link: