Melin Homes

We are a Registered Social Landlord providing affordable homes and services to people living in south east Wales.
Hidden mission statement
http://www.melinhomes.co.uk

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Social landlord Melin Homes does much more than just put a roof over people's head and during the pandemic its staff went the extra mile to support the local community through volunteering and fundraising events. These ranged from online laughter workshops and mindfulness and exercise classes for teachers to raising £16,000 for a local hospice through fun activities including the senior management team doing dares from ice bucket challenges to TikTok dances.

The large not-for-profit enterprise, formed in 2007, manages more than 4,000 homes across South-East Wales and provides a range of services to help people and communities thrive.

The Pontypool-based organisation where staff can already work where they wish, wants its team to flourish, too and invests more than £600 per head a year on training.

One of Melin's core values is to enjoy the journey and have fun, and Chief Executive, Paula Kennedy, ensures every senior management team meeting has a fun element.

Throughout the pandemic the organisation has increased wellbeing emails, held regular catch-ups and provided support through initiatives such as anxiety workshops, mindfulness sessions and laughtercise classes. It also sent regular light-hearted home-schooling blogs to support people who were struggling, held a virtual barbecue and ran virtual Tea & Talk and breakfast events.

In lieu of its annual Christmas party staff were sent surprise gifts through the post from chocolates, wine and gin to vouchers and a KitKat to encourage them to take a break.

Featured Workplace Factors

My Company

91% of staff agreed

I believe I can make a valuable contribution to the success of this organisation

Staff can say thank you to colleagues through the Diolch (thank you in Welsh) recognition scheme, where recipients receive a certificate and a choice of either chocolates, giving a charity donation or having a tree planted in their name. Nominations have tripled through the pandemic.

Wellbeing

89% of staff agreed

I am happy with the balance between my work and home life

The annual ZestFest was held online over six weeks with activities including daily exercise classes, nutrition workshops, art workshops and a seminar with rugby referee Nigel Owens talking about mental health. Staff were sent a healthy box of snacks and also took part other events including virtual quizzes.

Giving Something Back

95% of staff agreed

My organisation encourages charitable activities

The sustainability team has gone completely paperless, using white boards and white gloss desks for notes and messages and the maintenance team receive all their jobs on their tablets. Melin Homes now has three fully electric company cars and has recently installed electric charging points at its offices.

Quick Facts

Organisation established in
2007
Total number of employees
2
Number of UK locations
43
Employee average age
52% : 48%
Male : Female employee ratio
24%
Employees earning £35k+
12%
Employee turnover (voluntary)

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Quote from the top...
We are thrilled to have achieved 2 star accreditation, particularly after the difficult year we have been through. This is testament to our amazing culture at Melin and engagement levels within all our teams. A true demonstration that #TogetherWeCan”

Sharon Crockett, Director of Innovation & Culture - Melin Homes

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