03/09/2018

      Sleeperz Hotels’ left luggage scheme raises £2857.47 for Cardiff homeless charity  A Cardiff city centre hotel has raised almost £3,000 to help the city’s homeless by charging guests £1 to store their luggage after check-out. Sleeperz Hotel Cardiff, on Saunders Road, set up the left luggage scheme after agreeing to support Cardiff-based charity The Huggard Centre as one of its official partners. The Huggard Centre works to tackle homelessness in the Welsh capital and runs a day…

29/03/2018

Homelessness charity Llamau has been presented with a cheque from housebuilder Bellway Wales, after staff took part in the organisation’s annual Sleep Out event. The Bellway team raised more than £3,800 after taking part in the charity event, which is held at Cardiff City Stadium each autumn. Nine Bellway Wales employees spent the night in the stadium, constructing a temporary shelter from cardboard boxes, and raised the money through sponsorship from friends, family and colleagues. The event is not designed…

12/01/2017

At Cardiff YMCA, we provide over 45,000 bed spaces of accommodation, support and other vital services to the homeless. We recognise that most homeless people don’t arrive alone – they arrive carrying an extra vulnerability that makes finding somewhere to live and accessing support services even more difficult.  Whether it be mental health problems, family breakdown or any number of other issues, homelessness is rarely the only need homeless people present.   In many cases, a simple solution such as…

06/05/2016

Clients from YMCA Cardiff tackled local political candidates at a hustings event on the 22nd March. In total, 80 YMCA service users – homeless hostel residents, young people and young carers came together in the YMCA theatre and asked questions around Housing, Lowering the age to vote, Mental health, Young Carers,  Bullying and other key issues. Candidates taking part were:- Jenny Rathbone AM (Labour), Amelia Womack (Green), Eluned Parrott (Liberal Democrat), Dr Dafydd Tristan (Plaid Cymru), Steve Williams (Trade Union…