Vale of Glamorgan Council commits more financial support to tackle homelessness
THE Vale of Glamorgan Council has again pledged financial support to two homelessness charities as efforts to combat the problem in the area continue.
Llamau, an organisation that has been working for more than 30 years to help homeless and vulnerable young people across Wales, will receive £18,000 over the next financial year, which will be put towards its Advice and Supported Lodgings projects.
Based at 236, Holton Road, Barry, Llamau runs a one-stop shop for young people aged 16 to 25 in housing need in the Vale.
It offers advice on housing and benefits, a family mediation service, homelessness prevention services, a supported lodgings scheme and tenancy support.
The Supported Lodgings scheme offers those with a spare room the opportunity to let a young person in need use it, in turn developing the skills needed to live independently.
This will be the 12th consecutive year in which the Council has provided Llamau with grant support.
In addition to supporting these initiatives, the Council has also pledged £5,000 to the Tabernacle Home Access Project.
This scheme, run by the Tabernacle Baptist Church in Penarth through the Home Access charity, provides advice and support for those who are homeless or threatened with homelessness in the Vale.
“Homelessness is a huge problem nationally and, though numbers of people who find themselves in this position are low in the Vale compared to some other parts of the country, the issue is just as devastating for those that do.
“We hope the money the Council has committed to Llamau and the Tabernacle Baptist Church’s Home Access Project will help both continue the invaluable work they are doing to help some of our community’s most vulnerable members.” - Cllr Andrew Parker, Vale of Glamorgan Council Cabinet Member for Housing and Building Services,
“We’re extremely grateful for the support given to Llamau by the Vale of Glamorgan Council. Our ongoing relationship with the Council ensures the best outcomes for the most vulnerable young people in the Vale, who are experiencing homelessness. The Vale of Glamorgan Council has always been proactive in addressing issues of vulnerability and homelessness and Llamau is delighted to continue to work in partnership with them.” - Frances Beecher, Llamau Chief Executive.