Coffee#1’s Charity Gingerbread Support for Llamau

08 March 2016
As the last bite of winter brings snow, ice and colder temperatures to Wales, have you ever wondered how people who are homeless cope? Coffee#1 and Llamau, Wales’ leading homelessness charity, have teamed up to help people in South Wales concerned about the issue to raise money to help young people who are at risk or experiencing just this situation. When you’re... Read More

Vicky at Tesco, Swansea

1,000 referrals for SYMF!

23 February 2016
There were celebrations this week as flagship employability scheme “Symud Ymlaen / Moving Forward” (SYMF) passed the 1,000 referral mark. The programme, funded by Welsh Government’s Getting Ahead fund and administered by the Big Lottery, has been designed to work with looked-after young people aged 16-18 and those who are leaving care. It also works with 16-18 year olds who have... Read More

Michael Sheen Visits Llamau

11 February 2016
After launching his petition to end the use of Bed and Breakfast for homeless young people, leading Welsh homelessness charity Llamau was delighted to welcome Hollywood-based actor Michael Sheen to its Cardiff projects on Wednesday, February 10th. Mr Sheen was met by a group of 16 young people supported by Llamau on Wednesday, and the actor had the opportunity to learn... Read More

Busy week for Learning 4 Life!

08 February 2016
Llamau’s flagship prevocational programme, Learning 4 Life, was busy last week, as a number of learners were able to take part in an open day at the St Fagans construction site and a first-aid course with the British Red Cross. Llamau took learners to visit the new development at St Fagans, the National History Museum of Wales, which upon opening in... Read More

100 Successful Work Placements for Symud Ymlaen / Moving Forward

29 January 2016
There were celebrations this week as flagship employability scheme “Symud Ymlaen / Moving Forward” marked 100 successfully completed work placements. The programme, funded by Welsh Government’s Getting Ahead fund and administered by the Big Lottery, has been designed to work with looked-after young people aged 16-18 and those who are leaving care. It also works with 16-18 year olds who have... Read More

Monmouth Rotary Members present Cheque to Llamau

29 January 2016
Members of the Rotary Club of Monmouth were pleased to present Llamau, Wales’ leading homelessness charity, with a cheque for £3,300 at their meeting on 13th January. Llamau’s chief executive, Frances Beecher, gave a presentation to the group explaining how the money raised for the charity, which worked with over 5,000 people last year, will go to help the charity’s vital... Read More

Canadian Trek to Raise Money for Llamau!

22 January 2016
Intrepid Gwent property auctioneer Paul Fosh is at it again, raising money for Wales’ leading homelessness charity, Llamau, with an arduous trek across northern Canada. Paul, from Monmouth, is due to set off from the United Kingdom at the end of January to trek the 300-mile long Yukon Arctic Ultra race, which starts on February 4th. Paul will have to pull all... Read More

Rebecca makes progress with EMPHASIS

21 January 2016
Rebecca* was helped by Catherine,* one of our EMPHASIS workers recently. Rebecca's story shows how EMPHASIS works with young people on an individual basis to help them access services that they need, helping young people re-engage with the work around them and preventing issues from escalating into problems that are more difficult to resolve at an older age. "I had been bullied... Read More

New Year's Honours List!

08 January 2016
To mark Llamau’s 30th anniversary year, we’ve released our first ever New Year’s Honours List! We’re so grateful to everyone that’s supported us over the past year, organisations and individuals that we’ve worked with and anyone who’s helped Llamau in any way. There are too many people for us to include everyone – we’re really sorry if we’ve left you... Read More

Michael Sheen says no to B&Bs for vulnerable young people

21 December 2015
The Welsh charity partnership End Youth Homelessness Cymru is delighted that Welsh actor and passionate campaigner Michael Sheen OBE is demanding that no 16 or 17 year old is housed in emergency bed and breakfast accommodation while they are homeless. The Hollywood actor has launched a petition on website change.org, calling on the Welsh Government to put an end to placing... Read More

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