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Employment opportunities for 16 - 24 year olds / Cyfleoedd cyflogaeth i bobl ifanc 16 - 24 oed

Published: Friday 9 February 2018
Employment opportunities for 16 - 24 year olds / Cyfleoedd cyflogaeth i bobl ifanc 16 - 24 oed

Age 16-24 and wondering what to do with your future? Then come along to our live vacancy event - Apprenticeships, Traineeships, Employment. Thursday 8th March, 10am - 2.30pm at the Sue Noake Leisure Centre, Hengoed Road, Hengoed, CF82 8AA. Click here and here to view a PDF with further information. 


Dewch i'n digwyddiad swyddi gwag byw i'r rheini sydd rhwng 16 a 24 mlwydd oed a ddim yn gwybod beth i wneud yn y dyfodol - Prentisiaethau, Hyfforddiant, Cyflogaeth. Dydd Iau 8fed o Fawrth, 10am - 2.30pm, Canolfan Hamdden Sue Noake, Heol Hengoed, Hengoed, CF82 8AA. I weld dogfen PDF gyda rhagor o wybodaeth, cliciwch yma
ac yma.

Veterans' Gateway - support for veterans / Porth Cyn-filwyr - cefnogaeth i gyn-filwyr

Published: Thursday 25 January 2018

Veterans' Gateway is the first point of contact for veterans seeking support.  If you're a veteran looking for a new home, having financial troubles ,struggling with mortgage applications or require other support and advice, then contact Veterans' Gateway on 0808 802 1212 or visit their website

To view a PDF document with further information please click here.



Porth Cyn-filwyr yw'r pwynt cyswllt cyntaf i gyn-filwyr sy'n chwilio am gefnogaeth. Os ydych chi'n gyn-filwr yn chwilio am gartref newydd, yn cael trafferthion ariannol, yn cael trafferth gyda cheisiadau morgais neu os oes angen cymorth a chyngor arall arnoch, yna cysylltwch â Phorth y Cyn-filwyr ar 0808 802 1212 neu ewch i'w gwefan

I weld dogfen PDF gyda rhagor o wybodaeth, cliciwch yma.



Housing Stock Information / Gwybodaeth Stoc Dai

Published: Thursday 18 May 2017

We have recently added a document to the Home Search Caerphilly website which details social housing stock levels. The number of properties, for each property type and landlord, is provided for each community in the borough.  This booklet can be used to help you choose suitable preferences when completing your online application form. Further information can be found by visiting the Housing Stock Information page.


Rydym wedi ychwanegu dogfen yn ddiweddar i wefan Home Search Caerphilly sy'n rhoi manylion lefelau stoc tai cymdeithasol. Mae nifer yr eiddo, ar gyfer pob math o eiddo a'r landlord, yn cael ei ddarparu ar gyfer pob cymuned yn y fwrdeistref. Gall y llyfryn hwn gael ei ddefnyddio i’ch helpu i ddewis dewisiadau addas wrth gwblhau eich ffurflen gais ar-lein. Gellir cael rhagor o wybodaeth drwy ymweld â'r dudalen Gwybodaeth Stoc Tai.

Important policy changes regarding property related debt

Published: Friday 24 March 2017

Published on Friday 24 March 2017 16:44

Since the introduction of the common allocation policy in December 2016, a new property related debt clause has been implemented which affects all social housing applicants.

Property related debt is defined in the common allocation policy as:

All debts associated with either a current or former tenancy with any social housing provider in the UK including:

  • current  or former tenancy rent arrears;

  • outstanding re-chargeable repairs;

  • current and former housing related service charge arrears;

  • bed and breakfast charge arrears;

  • housing benefit overpayments; and

  • associated court costs

For the purpose of your homeless or housing application, only debts that are regarded by the council as recoverable and not statute barred will be taken into consideration.  This applies to the applicant’s debts and to debts of any member of their intended household.

All applicants and members of their intended household with a property related debt will be expected to have entered into a debt repayment plan with whomever the money is owed.  Applicants with a property related debt of up to £500 will be considered for housing immediately provided they are actively following the repayment plan.  If the debt is above £500, the applicant will not be considered for social housing until the council is satisfied that the following criteria have been met:

  • Entered into and maintained a repayment plan with the current/former landlord;

  • Made a minimum of 13 consecutive weekly payments, at an agreed level; and

  • Repaid a minimum of 25% of the debt.

Failure to demonstrate that you can meet the above requirements will seriously affect your chances of being offered housing by the social landlords operating under the common allocation policy.

If you have current or former housing related debts as described above, please contact the landlord or department concerned to make repayment arrangements.

Should you require clarification on any of the points raised in this letter please contact the Common Housing Register Team at or alternatively call us on 01443 873521.

Blackwood community benefits from more than just new homes

Published: Wednesday 1 March 2017
Blackwood community benefits from more than just new homes

In an environment where housing associations look to ‘add value’ at every opportunity, Pobl Group have teamed up with builder Ixion Developments to create a host of added benefits for a local community; situated on the doorstep of Pobl’s new housing development is currently being built on the former Blackwood junior school.

Neil Taylor, Senior Project Manager at Pobl Group said “Pobl are a key economic player in south wales, not only as a landlord and developer but in our wider role as an investor in the generation of local communities.” 

“In close partnership with Ixion Developments and Caerphilly County Borough Council, we are delighted to be bringing much needed affordable homes to Blackwood, as well as a range of additional benefits identified by both the local school and girl guide troop.

“We are also passionate about using welsh contractors and local suppliers and together have created a range of training and apprenticeship opportunities for over 20 local people.”

The added benefits include the boarding up and imminent demolition of a local disused girl guide hut, that been the catalyst for considerable anti-social behaviour, and the donation and subsequent erection of a new fence around the periphery of Blackwood Comprehensive School’s football pitch, helping to preserve its condition and discourage trespassing.

Cllr David Poole, Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Housing at Caerphilly County Borough Council, added “The development on the former junior school site is an excellent example of how partnership working is helping to deliver much needed affordable housing for residents in the Caerphilly county borough.  The council’s partnership with Pobl is seeing significant investment being made in the Blackwood area currently and it’s pleasing to see this investment being used to create jobs and training opportunities, as well as benefitting local community projects.”

What attracted Ixion to this particular community benefits opportunity was fourfold.  Huw Jones, Managing Director of Ixion Developments, said “Firstly, that it would genuinely benefit the whole community.  Secondly, that it would support the school’s healthy living agenda for the pupils by ensuring that their team sports playing surface could be kept in optimum condition by controlling access to it via the PE department and thirdly, that it provides much needed security enhancements to the school premises, in support of their existing CCTV system, and finally that it also minimises the opportunity for truancy through restricting the number potential egress points for students from the school premises.”

Pobl are currently developing a range of 30 new affordable homes on the site of the former Blackwood junior school.  The homes on the £3 million development will be ready Spring 2017 and are available for outright sale, shared ownership and for rent.

The housing development forms part of an overall investment of £16 million in the Blackwood area by the council and Pobl Group.