Imagine having nowhere to live.

What would you do? Where would you go for help? How would you survive?

For thousands of people in Wales, homelessness is a frightening reality. Fortunately, Llamau (pronounced Lamb - eye) can provide the accommodation, support and advice that is so crucial in times of crisis. Llamau is Wales’ leading homeless charity, working with homeless and potentially homeless young people and vulnerable women across Wales.

An established charity with head offices in Cardiff but projects across Wales, Llamau has been working for over 26 years, to offer support, help, accommodation and housing advice to homeless and vulnerable young people and women in Wales.

Visit from Lesley Griffiths AM

 

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We had a fantastic morning on July 10th with a visit from Lesley Griffiths AM, the minister for local government and communities, who launched “Children and Young People First,” a joint strategy between Welsh Government and the Youth Justice Board, at our Head Office in Cardiff.

Ms Griffiths was joined by John Wrangham, a member of the Youth Justice Board, and Llamau’s Chief Executive, Frances Beecher, to launch the strategy, which has been written to encourage greater partnership working and to reduce the number of young people entering the criminal justice system.

As part of the launch, the audience heard from two young people who had accessed Llamau’s services, who talked powerfully about their experiences and the difference that Llamau had made in their lives.

After the launch, Ms Griffiths spent some time speaking to some of the young people that our projects support, including Tyrrell, who has been offered work tasters by Panasonic; and Daniel, who has undertaken a work placement at the Engine House in Merthyr Tydfil. She then toured our Learning 4 Life Centre, where she handed out certificates to our successful young learners!

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