South Wales domestic violence charity Merthyr Women’s Aid has become part of homelessness charity Llamau.
Merthyr Women’s Aid decided it needed to merge after a strategic review indicated it was too small to sustain the necessary infrastructure to operate and properly support its five staff.
Frances Beecher, chief executive of Llamau, said her organisation was approached by Merthyr Women’s Aid about a possible merger.
"From there we had discussions and fact-finding sessions, and we soon realised there was a very strong strategic fit and compatibility," she said.
No jobs were lost during the transition, said Beecher. Merthyr Women’s Aid will retain its identity as part of Llamau’s 200-strong workforce.
Llamau welcomed the merger because it would be able to guarantee a seamless delivery of support services to women and their children, and because the delivery of services in Merthyr Tydfil fitted into its own strategic business planning.