Violence against Women Still All Too Common for Most Vulnerable in Wales

08 March 2017
Exclusive research from Llamau, whose mission is to end homelessness for young people and women in Wales, shows a shocking rate of violence against women among young people who are at risk of homelessness. Around 33% of young homeless women surveyed reported having been pressured into or being forced into having sex. This is more than double the rate reported by... Read More

New Government legislation puts more young people at risk of homelessness

06 March 2017
On Friday 3rd March the UK Government laid out regulations which will restrict 18-21 year olds from claiming the housing element of Universal Credit.  Llamau works with thousands of young people every year who are either homeless or at risk of homelessness, and we fear the introduction of this new legislation will significantly increase the number of young people at risk... Read More

Llamau welcomes Children’s Commissioner for Report Launch

01 March 2017
Llamau was honoured to host Children’s Commissioner for Wales, Sally Holland, to launch her new report, Hidden Ambitions / Breuddwydion Cudd, challenging local authorities and Welsh Government to do more to meet the needs of young people leaving care. The Commissioner was joined by Cllr Susan Elsmore, representing the Welsh Local Government Association, and a number of officials from Welsh Government... Read More

Local fundraising makes the difference for Llamau

07 February 2017
 It was the impact of the work Llamau does in Caerphilly that attracted one group of like-minded men to raise money for Wales’ leading homelessness charity last year. Over £1750 was raised during 2016, which was presented to the charity by the Dan Callaghan Lodge of the RAOB in a ceremony last Wednesday (February 1st). The lodge is made up of a... Read More

Bridgend family construction firm raises thousands for Llamau

26 January 2017
Linking with Wales' leading homelessness charity, Llamau, has made sense for local Bridgend housebuilding construction firm Jehu Group. During 2016 the staff and partners working on sites across South Wales have held a number of fundraising activities in aid of Llamau, which supports homeless young people and vulnerable women. Fund raising events included the Annual Wales Property Triathlon, organised by Jehu Group,... Read More

Learning 4 Life Expands Service in Merthyr

20 January 2017
Llamau is pleased to announce that its Learning 4 Life centre will now be open for two days each week in Merthyr Tydfil. The centre is run by Llamau, Wales’ leading homelessness charity, and works with young people who are disengaged from full-time education, employment or training. It works with anyone who is aged 16-25 regardless of their housing situation, to... Read More

Symud Ymlaen / Moving Forward celebrates 3rd Anniversary

16 December 2016
Llamau’s Flagship employability project Symud Ymlaen / Moving Forward (SY/MF) is celebrating its third anniversary in December of changing the lives of the most vulnerable young people in Wales. Since the project’s inception in 2013, it has worked with care leavers and young people who have been involved with the criminal justice system to help them develop their employability skills., SY/MF... Read More

New Pilot Scheme helps transition to Independent Living

13 December 2016
Llamau is celebrating the successful completion of an innovative pilot scheme to help care leavers manage the transition to independent living. The pilot, which has been delivered as part of the Flexible Support Fund and has been funded by UK Government’s Department of Work and Pensions (DWP), has been running since November 2015, working with 81 young people during an extremely... Read More

Happy International Volunteer Day!

05 December 2016
It’s International Volunteer Day today, and Llamau would like to pay tribute to all the volunteers that work in the organisation to help us achieve our goal. Whether it’s our award-winning volunteers in our domestic abuse befriending scheme, or volunteers in our offices helping out with tasks large and small, Llamau’s work is truly enhanced with the support of volunteers. Here are... Read More

Llamau celebrating Success at Promoting Independence Awards

05 December 2016
Llamau is celebrating after winning two awards at Cymorth Cymru’s Promoting Independence Awards last Friday. This is the 10th year of the Promoting Independence awards, which hail the success of organisations working with marginalised and at-risk people in Wales as well as challenging stereotypes and recognising the inspirational achievements of those people. The Employment, Training and Skills Award was presented to Symud... Read More

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‘ Llamau is running to a high level in terms of quality of services to tenants. The organisation is clearly committed to constant improvement in service delivery and introduces a high level of new initiatives.’
HA Service Review
‘ We still have our ups and downs, but thanks to Kerry I’m still at home and we’re working through our problems together. Thanks.’
Alex, aged 16