Shelter Cymru

Helping More People

We help almost 19,000 people in Wales each year. We have set ourselves a strategic goal of increasing the number of households we help by 50% by 2020. Thus far, we have achieved an increase of 29% and to reach our target, we need to raise an additional £399,119 per annum.

history Campaign has now closed

It ran from 12:00 PM, 28 November 2017 to 12:00 PM, 5 December 2017

Registered Charity in England and Wales (515902)

Check mark Match funded

Campaign target

£5,000

Amount raised

£10,000

Donations

12

    Category

    Helping

Location

Situation

At Shelter Cymru, we face a very real challenge in that we need to raise significantly more money if we are to be there for everyone in Wales that needs us – both now and in the future. We know that more people need our help: 1 in 5 calls to our Shelter Cymru Live helpline go unanswered. The demand on our support from rough sleepers has increased by 60% in the last year alone. 107,648 individual users (3.5% of the population of Wales ) visited the ‘Get Advice’ section of our website in 2016.

Solution

Affordable and safe accommodation brings stability and security, providing a gateway to access health services/ GPs. It enhances social and community inclusion and provides the basis for the right to a private and family life. Put simply, a home is vital for good mental and physical health, allowing people to live in safety, security, peace and dignity. Our frontline services are available to all and our free, independent support is highly effective - we avert homelessness in 92% of our cases.