Entries by Alex Evans

Minister congratulates advice services

An additional 9,000 people benefited from advice services last year thanks to Welsh Government grants, exceeding expectations by a third. Last year Jeff Cuthbert, Communities and Tackling Poverty Minister, announced grants to a number of organisations to give free advice to an extra 6,723 people during 2013/14. However 8,942 people were eventually helped by the […]

Seventy per cent of people in Wales worry about rising living costs

Rising living costs are leaving thousands of Welsh families struggling to cope financially, with many cutting back on food and heating to try to make ends meet, according to new research published today. The shocking figures, published by Citizens Advice Cymru and Shelter Cymru, were announced by Llanelli MP Nia Griffith at the National Eisteddfod […]

Homelessness figures June 2014

The most recent homelessness figures published by the Welsh Government show a continuation of the trend of increasing numbers of people applying for help coupled with a drop in those actually accepted as homeless. Since 2010-11, the percentage of applicants accepted as homeless has been falling on an annual basis with less than a third […]

Stung by hidden letting fees?

We don’t think that’s fair. Since 1 November 2013, letting agents must provide information upfront on what fees they charge. If you’ve been stung by hidden fees, tell us about it and we’ll pass it on to the Advertising Standards Authority to take action. Report hidden letting fees here »

Debt advice services

Did you know that Shelter Cymru provides free, specialist, independent, confidential debt advice across Wales? We have face-to-face advisers in the Bridgend, Cardiff, Carmarthenshire, Swansea and Gwynedd areas. Surgeries are offered at convenient locations on a drop-in and appointment basis. See our page on debt advice for more details. Outside of these areas we can provide […]

New calls to tackle empty homes

Our director John Puzey is on Wales This Week on Monday talking about the need to do more to get empty homes back into use. We’ve done a lot of work over in recent years to get empty homes on to the political agenda so we’re really pleased to see that all parties now acknowledge […]