This month we proudly launch our report on the transformative impact of Tŷ Pride, Wales’ first dedicated 24-hour support and accommodation project for LGBTQ+ homeless young people. 

This pioneering initiative, a collaboration between Llamau, Denbighshire County Council, and Viva LGBT, has been a beacon of hope and safety for young individuals facing homelessness. 

The report's findings are a testament to the project's success, highlighting that 100% of the young people at Tŷ Pride feel safe for the first time and believe that moving into Tŷ Pride has saved their lives. Additionally, all transgender individuals at Tŷ Pride report feeling safe and supported, underscoring the critical importance of tailored, culturally-sensitive support. 

Tŷ Pride's impact is profound, boasting a 96% successful move-on rate, signifying that nearly all participants transition to stable housing and improved circumstances. 

This success is a powerful argument for the expansion of such projects across Wales. 

Emma Evans, Llamaus Assistant Head of Service Delivery & Quality Assurance, shared her insights:  

Seeing how psychologically-informed support has transformed the lives of LGBTQ+ young people at Tŷ Pride has been truly inspiring. It's not just about providing support; it's about creating a safe, understanding space where these young people can truly heal and thrive.” 

The urgency for dedicated solutions is clear. LGBTQ+ young people are four times more likely to face homelessness compared to their heterosexual and cisgender peers. Nearly 7,000 young people in Wales seek help with homelessness each year, highlighting a critical need for tailored support services like Tŷ Pride

To read the full report and learn more about Tŷ Pride, click below.

Read our report here