Supporting people to live the life they choose.
The aim of the Consortium is to provide support for people who want to live successful lives in the Community. The Consortium provides services under contract with either the City and County of Swansea or Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council.
In March and April we were looking at new skills learned by the people we support. Here are some films
Network 2’s Valentine Disco
Love was certainly in the air this month, as the Network Valentine Party saw an amazing turnout at Dunvant Workingmen’s
Network & CLC Newsletters
Late 2016 and early 2017 saw the first editions of two of our Networks’ newsletters, jam packed full of news
Consortium Christmas 2016
Christmas is a time very much enjoyed by the people we support, and can also be a very busy, sociable
Consortium’s 27th AGM and Time 2 Meet’s Halloween Party
On October 6th Consortium hosted its 27th AGM at the Manor Park, Clydach. There were performances from the Line Dancing
Network 6 Summer Party and Big Picnic event!
In August 2016 Network 6 had a summer party held at the Four Winds, Port Talbot. The entertainment was provided
Over 200 people attend the Time 2 Meet Summer Ball
In June 2016 207 people attended the Time 2 Meet Summer Ball, held at the Manor Park Hotel in Clydach.
Train the Trainers students graduate with honours
In May 2016 four of the people we support passed the ‘Train the Trainers’ course which was facilitated by Swansea
The people we support voice our adverts on The Wave and Swansea Sound
In April 2016 as part of a recruitment drive we start advertising on our local radio stations, The Wave and
The Assemblers start their third order
In February 2016 The Assemblers Group starts its third order, six complete fingerprint sensor complete Flexi Units. Lyn Kultcher “I
Future of Support for Living in Swansea
In the November 2015 the Consortium supports the Swansea Provider Forum to set up 2 days for people and their
AGM & 26th Annual Report – April 2014 to March 2015
Please click here for our 26th Annual Report which has a lot of stories about what activities the people
Progress after 25 years
In March 2014 the Consortium supports 275 people and employs 756 staff.
What Matters to Us
‘What Matters to Us’ is launched to turn our networks into organisations controlled and led by the people that they
Time to Meet progresses in first year
Time to Meet has over 300 members and organises 23 groups and events in its first year. More Stories –
9 tenants and 57 staff join us from Prospects, we work to help them feel part of the Consortium.
Time 2 Meet
Time 2 Meet begins to help people organise the things that matter to them.
No loss of support
We start to make cuts to help the Local Authorities save money but we do not reduce support or lose
Support People to live the lives they choose
We start using system thinking to help us to become more person centred and use our resources better. Our purpose
Progress after 21 years
We are employing over 600 members of staff.
We start to support people to manage their own Direct Payments in Swansea.
Community Lives Consortium
We change our name to Community Lives Consortium.
Progress after 16 years
Over 200 people are supported to live in their own homes. Our relative group forms. We introduce our website with
First tenants on the Board
Nicola Roberts and Christopher Edwards become the first tenants on the Board.
Progress after 15 years
We employ over 500 people.
Own homes not care homes
Most of the people we support choose to not live in care homes. Their support is regulated as domiciliary care.
Sub groups and forums
Sub groups and forums are set up to involve lots of people in the management of the Consortium. More Stories
Progress after 11 years
150 people are supported to live in their own homes. Click here for more information
Our first Tenant Participation group is set up. Click here for more information
Our staff team grows
By September 1994 we are employing 300 staff. Click here for more info
We support 100 people
By April 1993 we are supporting 100 people to live in their own homes. Click here for more information
We start to support people
By the middle of 1990, 15 people are living in their own home and we employ 20 people. More Stories
I got married when I joined Community Lives, Brian and I have been married 16 years. More Stories – 1989
West Glamorgan Housing Consortium begins
The Consortium is set up, to coordinate support and housing for people who have a learning disability in West Glamorgan.