A homeless couple are sleeping in a doorway.

Housing hope for the future

The Welsh Government has celebrated a housing project that is providing vital support in the mission to ending homelessness.

As Wales’ largest homelessness and rough sleeping charity, The Wallich, works with more than 7,000 people across the country every year, by supporting them to get off the streets and into their own accommodation. Once people are off the streets, the project then works to ensure that they can maintain their tenancies in the long-term.

By offering support for people to establish themselves in safe and secure housing, people who were previously homeless or sleeping rough are able to find new opportunities for themselves.

Support is being provided for people who are sleeping rough, sofa surfing, temporary accommodation, or leaving mental health, substance misuse, or prison facilities, with funding coming from the Isle of Anglesey Council as part of the Welsh Government’s Housing Support Grant.

Julie James MS quote on homelessness

Welsh Cabinet Secretary for Housing, Local Government, and Planning, Julie James, said:

“Everyone deserves to have somewhere to call home, which is why we’ve set out a radical and ambitious plan here in Wales to prevent and end all forms of homelessness.

“Spotting the risks early and taking action is a vital part to achieving this, and projects like Housing First in Anglesey are making a real difference and supporting our plans.

“The Isle of Anglesey consistently reports low numbers of people who are sleeping rough and the drop-in centre operating in the county is not only providing essential services but also hope for the future.”

 

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