Welcome to Mypad

Your best start in your first home: helping you prepare for a successful future.


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What is MyPad?

We understand that moving into your first home can be scary, MyPad will help you get ready!

MyPad is a free one day workshop for 16-24 year olds, held in a number of locations in Newport City Centre with free breakfast and lunch provided.

It is designed to give you the information and practical advice you need to help you move into your first home.

We’ll also give you a moving in gift, with a £30 voucher for Wastesavers to help get you started.

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You’ll get expert advice on:

  • setting up home and living alone for the first time
  • budgeting
  • some of the legal stuff that you will need to know
  • cooking on a budget
You’ll also visit an empty property so you’ll know what to expect.
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Come along

Our next MyPad workshop is on Tuesday 25th July at mariners Quay, Newport.

If you’d like to join us, all you need to do is fill in a self-referral form and send it to mypad@charterhousing.co.uk or by post to MyPad project, Charter Housing, Exchange House, Newport NP20 1AA

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Who is it for?

Anyone aged 16 to 24 who is applying for social housing on Newport’s common housing register.

MyPad wants to help young people keep their tenancies by giving them the right information before they move in, so they get the best start.

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Why should I?

It’s free, and recognised and supported by Newport City Council plus the city’s biggest social landlords: Newport City Homes, Charter Housing, Melin Homes and Linc-Cymru.

On completion of the course you’ll get a certificate of achievement, plus a house-warming gift. Did we mention you’ll get breakfast every day too?

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Where is it?

Mariners Quay meeting room, Usk Way, Pill, Newport NP20 2HN.

To view a map click here.



How can MyPad help?

You’ll be guided through your rights and responsibilities when you rent a home, and our money experts will share their top tips for budgeting and staying on top of your bills.

During the MyPad workshop you’ll visit an empty home to help you get a feel for what your first home will look like when you move in.

We’ll also show you how to find affordable furniture, and of course we’ll talk about food, there’s even some chocolate cake involved.

If you’re nervous about moving into your own home or are just wondering what to expect, MyPad is the place to be.

Our team are there to give you the help and guidance you need.

Contact Us

We'd love to hear from you!


Referral Form

The referral form can be downloaded from here

Upon completion please email a copy to abbie.mahon@newportcityhomes.com or by post to Abbie Mahon, Nexus House, Mission Court, Newport, NP20 2DW