Tata Steel made a generous donation to our Learning 4 Life in North Wales and Family Mediation service in South Wales. We are delighted to be partnering with Tata Steel on our mission to end homelessness for young people and vulnerable women in Wales. 

As a major employer here in Wales, Tata Steel strives to enrich its local communities not only economically but also to contribute to their future economic and social wellbeing through a proactive Community Partnership Programme.

The theme of Tata Steel’s Community Partnership Programme is “Future Generations.” with particular focus on Education, Health and Well-being. These donations provide sustainable investment in initiatives that bring benefits to “Future Generations” in the communities in which Tata Steel operates.

Nia Singleton, Community Liaison Manager for Tata Steel says:

At Tata Steel, we want to focus on supporting projects that are at the fore-front of changing young lives here in Wales.  After visits to Llamau to see their work first hand, we are delighted to announce that we are partnering with them this year and giving a donation to two projects  that we particularly feel inspired by, that not only fit with our social values but that have a footprint over both North and South Wales.

Nia continued,

We know that preventing homelessness before it happens is key to ending youth homelessness  in Wales and we have been encouraged to hear that Llamau’s Family Mediation programme  has prevented over 500 young people from becoming homeless in 2016/17.  Our donation will support this service to continue in South Wales and prevent even more young people from facing homelessness in 2018/19.

We also recognise that many of the young people Llamau supports, have few qualifications and therefore may have more limited access to job opportunities.  Llamau’s Learning for Life project in North Wales, allows young people to re-think their longer term aspirations and re-engage with education .  The project works alongside them to tailor educational and work experience so that the young person will have better skills and qualifications in accessing jobs in the future.  It was therefore a natural choice to support this under our “Future Generations” project.

Barbara Redmore, Corporate Fundraiser at Llamau, added, “Tata Steel are so on board with our mission to end youth homelessness here in Wales and we thank them for their generosity in supporting our work to ensure that we can still keep tirelessly working towards this goal