News     30/09/2022

Adferiad Recovery successful in securing the future of Cyfle Cymru!

Adferiad Recovery successful in securing the future of Cyfle Cymru!


We are thrilled to announce that one of Adferiad Recovery’s most successful projects to date, Cyfle Cymru, has been extended by Welsh Government!

A large portion of the Welsh Government’s Out of Work Service contract has been awarded to Adferiad, allowing us to continue providing the Cyfle Cymru peer mentoring project across Wales. Going forward, the project will continue to be delivered with fellow Welsh charities Barod and Kaleidoscope, who we have shared a close relationship with over the years.

Cyfle Cymru helps people affected by substance misuse and/or mental health conditions across Wales to develop confidence and provides support for individuals to access training, qualifications and work experience/volunteering. Our committed team of Peer Mentors draw on their own experience of substance misuse, recovery and/or mental health conditions to support individuals towards work.

Adferiad has a proven track record for delivering success through the previous incarnation of the Cyfle Cymru project. Not only have our Peer Mentors supported 1,346 clients into employment but they also helped clients to gain 3,775 qualifications and managed to provide an incredible 289,137 hours of support over the past 6 years. The project was even awarded the Princess Royal Training Award in 2019 which is regarded as the most prestigious award for staff training in the UK and is personally signed off and presented to recipients by Princess Anne.

The new Cyfle Cymru project will essentially follow the same business framework as its predecessor, with a few modifications for improved service delivery. We are also pleased to announce that a large number of new jobs will be created across Wales to support the growth of this vital service.

Adferiad Chief Executive, Alun Thomas, said: “We are delighted to have secured funding to be able to continue providing Cyfle Cymru, a much-needed project for those requiring support to prepare to re-enter the world of work. We are proud of this innovative service which sees peer mentors with lived experience of substance misuse and/or mental health issues using their knowledge, skills and experience to support others and has proven to be highly effective in engaging clients with the service.

“The project has enjoyed great success over the past 6 years, and we look forward to continuing that success and helping even more people on their recovery journey to secure meaningful and lasting employment alongside our colleagues in Barod and Kaleidoscope. We hope that together we can keep pushing Cyfle Cymru from strength to strength.”


For more information about Cyfle Cymru, or to make a referral, click here

To find out more about our new vacancies click here