News News Llamau and SYSHP merge to end youth homelessness in Wales On 1st October 2019, Llamau and SYSHP will officially merge as one organisation. We have been working towards this merger for a year, ensuring that the merger only has a positive impact on our ability to end youth homelessness. Llamau and SYSHP already have a very strong working relationship and were both founding partners of the End Youth Homelessness Cymru campaign, which aims to end youth homelessness in Wales over the next 10 years. Both organisations are committed to ending youth homelessness in Wales and have a similar culture and ethos, putting the people we support at the heart of the organisation and never giving up on them. The merger will allow opportunities for the two organisations to learn from each other. By combining our extensive experience of developing and delivering high quality innovative services, we can further improve the support we give to young people in Wales Your support will continue to make a huge difference to the lives of the people we support, and can ensure that young people who have been homeless have the opportunities to leave homelessness behind for good and to fulfil their potential. Frances Beecher, CEO of Llamau said: We are delighted to be merging with SYSHP today and to be welcoming SYSHP’s dedicated colleagues and the young people they support to Llamau. SYSHP have been supporting some of the most vulnerable young people in Swansea for over 30 years and SYSHP colleagues know and understand Swansea. It is vital that organisations work with a strong understanding and knowledge of local issues and we’re looking forward to continue to be working in close collaboration with SYSHP’s existing partners to ensure young people in Swansea continue to receive the highest quality support. Liz Slade, Director of SYSHP said: This merger with Llamau is great news for SYSHP and for young people in Swansea who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless. We will be able to continue to deliver high quality, professionally-led services to young people, in partnership with the local authority and other organisations in the area. Not only will the merger provide colleagues with a more effective infrastructure, but young people will also be provided with additional opportunities to develop and thrive.