These are the papers of Northlands, 1933-1989.
Northlands is a Salvation Army social work centre in Cardiff, South Wales. It is (as of December 2013) still currently in use.
Northlands opened as a Maternity Home (or 'Mother and Baby Home') in 1922, and remained so until 1974. It then had various ongoing functions as a Hostel for Women and Children and as a Day Nursery. In 1973, it became a Children's Home. Its function changed again in 1986, when it became an Eventide Home until 2000. As of 2013, it is a Centre for the Single Homeless.
These records are grouped chronologically by each of the centre's functions, with two general sections of building plans and photographs at the end of the sequence. Many of the items in the collection are closed due to personal and sensitive information under the Data Protection Act.
The arrangement of the records is as follows:
NL 1: Maternity Home, 1922-1974
NL 2: Hostel for women and children, 1972-1976
NL 3: Day nursery, 1972-1978
NL 4: Children's Home, 1973-1985
NL 5: Eventide Home, 1986-2000
NL 6: Building plans
NL 7: Photographs