What was the Attic Project?

The Attic Project was a free service that helped older people to remove, recycle or re-organise possessions. Sorting through things can bring back a lot of memories, the Attic Project offered opportunities to talk about the stories behind possessions. These were recorded, so they could be passed onto friends and family.


Who was it for?

The service was available to anyone aged 50+ living in Cardiff, Newport and The Vale of Glamorgan.

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How We Helped

  • A free home visit to discuss needs

  • Reduced the risk of fire, falls and accidents

  • Provided opportunities to talk about the memories behind important belongings

  • The removal of items free of charge

  • Helped to downsize or move to a more suitable home

  • Made it easier to get around the home

  • Helped patients to return home from hospital sooner


Unfortunately, the Attic Project has now finished. To talk to us about the project and its impact in Wales, please email enquiries@careandrepair.org.uk.

Did you know

Over the three years the Attic Project ran (2017 – 2020) we helped 257 older people to make their homes safer and allow repairs or adaptations to be carried out.


Project Report

An independent research company completed a thorough evaluation of the Attic Project and this report provides a summary of the key findings.

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