Former Archbishop of Canterbury, Rowan Williams agrees to act as our Patron
We are extremely pleased to announce that former Archbishop of Canterbury, Rowan Williams has agreed to act as Gwalia's new Patron.
As a non-profit organisation, we employ over 1400 people across Wales and have a history of working with religious organisations to make land and buildings available for social housing and community benefit.
The former Archbishop, who now holds the title of Rt. Revd and Rt. Hon Baron Williams of Oystermouth, said in a letter to Gwalia’s Chair, Rt. Rev. Anthony Pierce: “It’s a cause I value enormously and I’m glad to be kept in touch about the work”.
Our Chief Executive, Professor Michael Williams, said: “We feel incredibly privileged to welcome him as Patron. Gwalia is committed to providing services that transform and strengthen Welsh communities. Churches and other places of worship play an important part in engaging, serving and defining those communities”.
We provide over 10,000 units of accommodation across Wales and care for over 2,300 people each year. In March we opened our new nursing home in Carmarthenshire, designed specifically to meet the needs of people with dementia.