Young people pay the price of welfare reform: Llamau's Response to the Budget

09 July 2015
Llamau, Wales’ leading homelessness charity believes Budget 2015 demonstrated the Government’s complete disregard for young people in Wales, effectively preventing them from moving forward with their lives. Frances Beecher, Llamau’s Chief Executive, writes “The divisive and punitive removal of automatic entitlement to Housing Benefit for 18-21s betrays a generation of young people who need support now more than ever. It is... Read More

Brighter Comms sign up!

First team sign up to Sleep Out 2015!

08 July 2015
Brighter Comms, an award winning Public Relations and Creative Communications agency, is the FIRST team to sign up to our annual fundraising event, SLEEP OUT 2015! Llamau visited their office in the heart of Cardiff Bay and had a little photo shoot in our giant cardboard sleeping bags to celebrate! The Brighter Comms team are passionate and raring to go with their... Read More

140,063 young people in Wales experienced homelessness last year

06 July 2015
A ground breaking report published today estimates a staggering 140,063 young people aged between 16 and 24 in Wales spent at least one night sofa surfing or rough sleeping during 2013-14, because they had nowhere else to go. Llamau, Wales leading homelessness charity, is greatly concerned by the numbers of young people that today’s research paper* published by Cambridge University and... Read More

Llamau at Tafwyl festival!

05 July 2015
This weekend, Llamau attended Cardiff's Welsh Language festival, Tafwyl, which took place at Cardiff Castle! It was a great weekend, and the festival saw over 34,000 people through the gates this year! The weekend consisted of fun-filled days with a combination of artistic, musical, cultural and sports events all through the Welsh language.   Llamau took part in the festival by... Read More

Skydiving for Llamau!

Taking the leap for Llamau!

25 June 2015
This weekend, Team Llamau took part in a life-changing challenge to raise money and awareness for homelessness in Wales by jumping 12,000ft out of an aeroplane and falling at speeds of up to 120mph over the Swansea coastline! It was part of a World Record Tandem Skydive Attempt, across the UK and Llamau had 6 brave people taking to the skies... Read More

Llamau Wins Cardiff University Social Innovation Award

19 June 2015
Llamau is celebrating after receiving the “Social Innovation” Award at the Cardiff University Innovation and Impact Awards 2015. The joint work between researchers at Cardiff University and Llamau has helped Llamau develop new mental health screening tools which can be used in their work with young homeless people. The awards ceremony took place on Wednesday 17th June at the University. The... Read More

Penarth Town Mayor

Penarth Town Mayor presents Llamau with a cheque!

17 June 2015
Llamau were invited to attend a cheque presentation in West House, Penarth this week with Councillor Martin Turner, to celebrate his charity support for Llamau and the Penarth ‘Live at Home’ scheme over the last year as Town Mayor. A number of fantastic events have been organised throughout the year and we were delighted to receive a donation of over £1,700... Read More

Lloyds Banking Group's Fabulous Donation to Llamau

16 June 2015
Llamau service users had a fantastic night on Saturday June 6th at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff. We were given the very generous offer of 32 tickets to watch One Direction kick off the European leg of their World tour by the staff at the Lloyds Banking Group Centre in Newport. One of our staff members said: “The young people I... Read More

Get on board with Llamau!

15 June 2015
Let's turn the tide on homelessness!     Ahoy Shipmates! Llamau invite you to a nautical themed evening at the World of Boats on Thursday 16th July 4-7pm, where we hope to cast our nets to raise much needed funds to swell our coffers and continue the good work we do! Tickets are priced at £20 a head, and includes a free drink and a... Read More

London Nightrider

10 June 2015
Massive congratulations are due to Clare Price, one of our Learning 4 Life centre tutors in Cardiff, who completed last week's London Nightrider challenge event to raise money for Llamau. The gruelling event, which took in nearly 60 miles of the capital, started late on Saturday evening (June 6th) and continued through into the daylight of Sunday morning. Clare had the... Read More

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‘ Quality support by dedicated support workers for young people who are both vulnerable and challenging.’
Children’s Services
‘ Llamau’s work has been identified as a ‘model of good practice’’
Cardiff University Housing MSc research project, entitled ‘Social Inclusion: Myth or Reality’