• This Christmas more than 1,100 children in Wales will be without a home

    We need your help

We all have Christmas memories we cherish: hanging up stockings ready for Santa to fill full of presents; the family tucking into turkey and Christmas pud; or cwtching up on the sofa to watch Christmas favourites on the TV.

But for some, like Angharad, Christmas hasn’t always been a time of happy memories, in fact last Christmas she would very much like to forget.  Angharad’s husband was diagnosed with a severe mental health condition which forced him to move out of the family home for his own safety and the safety of her and her three young children.  With no financial support from her husband, yet the same bills to pay and Christmas just around the corner, Angharad turned to a high-interest doorstep loan.  However, in trying to keep up the repayments Angharad found herself falling behind with other bills and the family’s home came under threat.

We know that sometimes life doesn’t quite work out as planned.  Losing your job, serious illness, or a relationship breakdown, can cause your life to spiral out of control and in a matter of months your home’s put at risk.  Homelessness is never planned.

But we were able to be there for Angharad and her children, like we have been there for around half a million other people over the past 35 years, supporting them to get back on their feet and to keep their home.

This Christmas more than 1,100 children in Wales will be without a home.

That’s why this Christmas, your help is needed more than ever. Please help us to
help more people wake up in a safe and secure home.

Other ways you can help…

Campaign with us

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Raise funds for us

Get involved with an event and help us to provide a crucial lifeline for families across Wales at risk of losing their homes.

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Donate now

Without your donations, we couldn’t keep people in their homes, and there are lots of ways you can donate to us.

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If you’re holding a Christmas Carol evening, you can download
our carol sheet and make a donation to us.

Slippers for Shelter Cymru

Help us to end homelessness in Wales by wearing slippers to your school or workplace. Don’t forget to share your photos with us on social media using #slippersforsheltercymru

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‘It’s Christmas?’ by Paul Needs

South Wales singer, writer and guitarist, Paul Needs, has again put together a great piece of music in aid of Shelter Cymru this year- available to buy on iTunes.

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