What is the Work it Out project?

Work it Out! promotes housing and debt advice information to people who are in employment and who would not normally seek assistance through traditional advice routes, thus preventing homelessness and raising understanding of the issues.

We established the service because:

  • People in employment are least likely to be connected into a network of support or help services in the same way as are care leavers, single parents and people with disabilities
  • Given the reduction in public spending in Wales and the full impact of welfare reform on individuals it is likely that as more people will face changes in their working conditions and the need for independent information and advice will be increased.

Benefits for individuals

Having access to this information could help to prevent homelessness, improve housing conditions, and raise their levels of general health and well-being.

Benefits for employers, unions, and trade associations

Having access to this information could help to prevent homelessness, improve housing conditions, and raise their levels of general health and well-being.

This service gives staff and colleagues the tools to understand their options if they are faced with a change in their circumstances that could put their homes or safety at risk, at no cost to them.

Organisations that engage with the project will typically:

  • add links to Shelter Cymru’s advice online on their intranet or website
  • publicise the help available to staff and colleagues through project flyers and posters
  • invite Shelter Cymru and other advice agencies to attend staff health and well-being events to provide on-the-spot advice on housing and debt issues.

Work It Out is supported by Grŵp Gwalia

grwpgwalia

Work it Out partners

Unite
TUC
PCSU
BFAWU
Unison
Centrica / British Gas
USDAW
Admiral Insurance
Virgin Media contact centre
HSBC contact centre
Cwm Taf NHS Trust
Welsh Water
The Royal College of Nursing

Contact Work it Out

Llion Bevan

25 Walter Road
Swansea, SA1 5NN

T: 01792 469400
M: 07931 893 485
llionb@sheltercymru.org.uk