Siân’s Story

Siân was 19 years old and heavily pregnant, living in temporary accommodation whilst waiting for a permanent home for her and her unborn child. Before the baby arrived, Siân suffered a devastating blow when her Mother was diagnosed with a terminal illness. As the months passed and the illness progressed, Siân spent her days travelling back and forth between her accommodation and the hospital, caring for her Mother. As Siân wasn’t in her accommodation for most of the day, the Council believed that she was not living in her flat at all. She was removed from the social housing register.

Siân was made homeless.

Shelter Cymru was founded on the belief that everyone in Wales has the right to a decent, secure home. Yet each day, another 8 young people – just like Siân – become homeless.

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