The John Rowley Trust is set up by a group of concerned individuals in the Vale of Glamorgan to provide housing to homeless teenagers.
A group of social workers and probation officers working in Cardiff take a keen interest in the lack of accommodation for young offenders when other hostels won't house them. We subsequently set up Llamau’s first Supported Housing project for young offenders in Cardiff.
We open another Supported Housing project in Cardiff, recognising the continued lack of provision for young people with very high support needs. Llamau is noted at an early stage as a specialist in the provision of services to young people.
Llamau begins floating support services in the Vale of Glamorgan. We increase our services in Cardiff with a floating support scheme, and HOPS - a housing advice project specifically for young people in Cardiff.
Llamau opens JIGSO, a project working with single homeless people aged 16–60 in the Vale of Glamorgan. The Learning for Life project also begins, providing pre-vocational training for young people.
John Rowley Trust merges with Llamau.
Cwm Rhymni Action Group merges with Llamau, increasing our service provision in Caerphilly County Borough.
Concerned by the lack of options for homeless young people, our first Family Mediation services are developed across Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan.
Following a change in legislation to the Children Leaving Care Act (Wales) 2001, Llamau develops its first Young Person’s Advisor service in partnership with the Vale of Glamorgan Children’s Services.
The Welsh Assembly Government changes the priority groups for homeless people to include 16 and 17 year olds. Llamau opens its first SAFE (Supported Housing, Advice, Family Mediation and Empowerment) project in Cardiff to provide specialist accommodation for homeless 16 and 17 year olds in response to this change in legislation.
Cardiff Single Women’s Housing Group merges with Llamau, providing two women-only, 24-hour supported housing projects in Cardiff and Newport, plus four supported houses.
Llamau expands its projects to include Bridgend and Newport.
We win the tender to provide floating support services in Monmouth.
Llamau develops a second Young Person’s Advisor project in partnership with Caerphilly Social Services.
Llamau extends its support service in Monmouth with the CHYPS project, and wins a new tender to provide Supported Housing services in Rhondda Cynon Taf.
Llamau merges with Merthyr Women’s Aid to form a Women’s Services department in Merthyr that provides refuge accommodation for women and children.
We set up a new 24 hour Supported Housing project named Garth Newydd in Merthy Tydfil for young people with high support needs.