Llamau’s mission is to end youth homelessness and homelessness for women in Wales for good. It’s a big ambition and to some people it might seem impossible. But at Llamau, we know that homelessness is not inevitable. It really doesn’t have to exist. If we all come together, we can live in a world without homelessness.
We work with young people across the Swansea, Neath Port Talbot and Bridgend area, providing Supported Accommodation, Supported Lodgings, Floating Support, Family Mediation and Housing First to help them leave homelessness behind for good. You can find out more about our services in Swansea, Neath Port Talbout and Bridgend here https://www.llamau.org.uk/what-we-do
We spoke to Richard Lewis from Llamau. He told us about the charity:
So how can YOU help
Llamau organised 'Sleepout' which gave people the chance to not only raise money for the homeless charity but experience what it is like to be homeless:
If you are at risk Richard tells us who you need to speak to:
How You Can Help?
There are lots of ways you can get involved and help, from taking part in one of our events, fundraising at your workplace or volunteering. If you are interested in supporting Llamau in any capacity please email firstname.lastname@example.org or take a look at our ‘Support Us’ section on our website https://www.llamau.org.uk/
If you are at risk
If you have no choice but to sleep rough tonight, it’s important to try to keep yourself as safe as you can, and to approach local street homelessness services for support. If you have access to the internet or a mobile phone, you can call the Youth Homeless Helpline, free of charge, on 0800 328 0292. Highly trained Llamau colleagues and volunteers will help you to access safe temporary accommodation and provide advice on how to keep yourself safe.
The helpline is open through the night and over the weekend:
Monday - Thursday: 5pm - 9am
Over the weekend: 5pm Friday - 9am Monday
You can also use the StreetLink website or app to connect with local services, such as day centres, outreach teams or night shelters who may be able to help you find somewhere to stay or give you practical advice.
If you are in immediate danger, you should call the emergency services on 999.
For more information on other homeless charities in the area click HERE
Sign up to The Cold Truth Sleep Out taking place on Feb 20th 2020 HERE >>>