Wales & West Housing donates £10,000 to homeless charity Llamau


​Wales & West Housing has donated £10,000 to help homeless young people and victims of domestic abuse in Wales.

The Board of WWH chose to make its annual donation to Llamau, one of Wales’ leading homelessness charities.

Llamau believes that no young person or vulnerable woman should ever have to be homeless. Llamau works across Wales to prevent homelessness and provide safe accommodation and support people to leave homelessness behind for good.

WWH currently has two projects managed in partnership with Llamau, a young person’s Leaving Care project in Cardiff, which supports four young people on their way to leading independent lives, and a refuge in Merthyr providing seven self-contained units for women and their families.

Sharon Lee, Chair of WWH said: “Llamau is a charity which provides high levels of individual support to help individuals to gain the necessary skills to live independently and integrate with communities.

“The organisation and its staff demonstrate commitment that goes over and above in the way they assist both young people and women fleeing domestic abuse.

“We are happy to support Llamau as we share a vision to make a difference to people’s lives and communities.”

Frances Beecher, Chief Executive of Llamau said: “Homeless among young people and vulnerable women is a growing problem. Last year we supported thousands of young people and women, and the complexity of their problems is increasing year on year.

“We are delighted to receive this amazing donation from Wales & West Housing. The £10,000 will make a huge difference to help more disadvantaged people leave homelessness behind for good.”

Nicole Hillard, 19, is currently studying at Llamau’s Learning 4 Life Centre in Cardiff.   She said: “Since I’ve been coming here I’ve got more confidence and a better attitude to learning. I am now going to college in September to study land-based studies as I would like to work with animals.”