Homelessness an ‘increasing trend’ in Wales
- 07 Jan
A North Wales-based charity, Cais, has warned that more people will find themselves homeless in Wales due to a lack of options.
Cais blames the lack of options available to individuals due to the change in the type of support that can be offered.
The Chief Executive of Cais, Clive Wolfendale has described the problem of homelessness as an ‘increasing trend', BBC reports.
Wolfendale further stated, "I think individuals are finding themselves not able to be supported by housing organisations and authorities of all types. The options available are becoming more and more limited. Some of it is just a change of emphasis in support. It's the way services are being delivered with less emphasis on accommodation and more on employment."
The Welsh government have said that they are working with housing associations, councils and charities to help people. They have also mentioned that they will be spending more than £11m on tackling homelessness in the 2015/16 financial year.
A Spokesman for homeless charity Shelter Cymru stated, "We certainly agree that things are getting more difficult for a lot of people for a range of reasons connected with welfare reform, cost of living and low incomes.
"One worrying trend we have identified is the rise in social housing evictions in 2014, which does seem to support Cais's view that people are running out of options."
What do you think of this? Tweet us your comments @suppsolutions
- 20 Apr
CHARITY WORKS TOWARDS A NATIONAL PLAN TO END HOMELESSNESS
Prime minister, Theresa May and the first ministers of Scotland and Wales congratulated "Crisis" on its anniversary and gave an assurance to work hand in hand with them while on a quest to eradicate...
- 30 Jan
THE FATE OF EU-FUNDED PROJECTS AND ITS EFFECT ON CHARITY SERVICES
In March 2016, forecasts of growth were low and the government's own estimates put the Treasury's coffers £122bn poorer by 2020.The supreme court has also determined that MPs must approve the...
- 15 Jun
INCREASE IN THREATS OF EVICTIONS FROM HOMES
After analysing statistics from the Ministry of Justice, the housing charity (Shelter) found the following:In the past year, the number of people seeking advice from 'Shelter' on their eviction...
- 07 Jun
CHARITIES, THEIR BRANDS, BENEFICIARIES AND HOW TO EFFECT CHANGE
"Most charities exist because their founders believed the future could be different if they mobilised supporters", but Mandy Johnson of the Guardian believes"This vision is being lost."Charities are...
- 17 Apr
Support for veterans to return to work
Places for People hopes to support veterans into the workplace and also benefit from the skills and experience they have to offer, reports 24dash.All veterans applying for jobs in Places for People's...
- 26 Jan
Charity registers as social landlord
It has now registered its housing department as a housing association, Inside Housing reports.The charity set up Golden Lane Housing (GLH) in 1998, which has now registered to be a social landlord...
- 14 Jan
Charity to develop app for people with disabilities
The funding will enable the charity to develop and test the free app, called FlyCatcher, which could be on the market by 2016.The app uses iBeacon technology to send information through smartphones...
- 14 Jan
Young people’s health harmed by fuel poverty
The Department of Energy and Climate Change have reported that 10% of households in England were in fuel poverty.The charity, Turn2us have stated that 75% of the 2,060 adults in the PRS who were...
- 08 Jan
Homelessness in Scotland
Shelter Scotland stated that this percentage is ‘disproportionate' to the sector's size which makes up 13% of all housing in Scotland, Inside Housing reports. It was also mentioned that the number...
- 29 Dec
£2.3m for people with vulnerabilities given out by the Scottish Government
The Scottish Government has announced that 32 projects will receive a part of the money which has been set aside in its 2015/16 draft budget, reports Inside Housing.Housing minister Margaret Burgess...
Revenue Optimisation "I am really impressed with Support Solutions and how small organisations are supported with information and training" Susan Harrison (Tenant Support Services)