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£10 per month could help us answer six urgent calls each year to our helpline, often the first port of call for people in housing need.
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£25 could provide a one-to-one advice session, giving somebody the support they need to find, and keep, a home.

Help us to be there when it matters most

Home is everything. But what if you don’t have one?

There are currently 11,721 people in Wales* – including 3,180 children – who are already homeless. As the cost of living crisis forces people to make tough financial decisions, many more households are at risk. Choosing whether to pay your rent/ mortgage, heat your home or put food on the table are choices that no family should have to make.

Today, for thousands of people, this is reality. 

In the last year, we have helped 22,513 people in housing need. That’s 1 in every 139 people in Wales. The number of calls to our helpline has risen sharply. Our debt advisors are helping clients who are struggling to cope with their financial situation, putting them at risk of losing their home. Our housing law caseworkers are supporting people living in poor quality homes that they can barely afford; homes that are riddled with damp, mould and disrepair. Our online advice pages are being viewed hundreds of thousands of times each year, as people search for ways to find help.

We’ve never been more needed.

On top of this economic crisis, 1 in 3 people in Wales are affected by the housing emergency. This is an impossible situation for people to manage alone, but with our help, no one will face homelessness or unsafe housing alone.

Home is everything. Please help us protect it.

Please make a donation today, so that we can stand by people when it matters most. With your help, we can support more people to find, and keep, a home.

Help us to be there when it matters most

Home is everything. But what if you don’t have one?

There are currently 11,721 people in Wales* – including 3,180 children – who are already homeless. As the cost of living crisis forces people to make tough financial decisions, many more households are at risk. Choosing whether to pay your rent/ mortgage, heat your home or put food on the table are choices that no family should have to make.

Today, for thousands of people, this is reality. 

In the last year, we have helped 22,513 people in housing need. That’s 1 in every 139 people in Wales. The number of calls to our helpline has risen sharply. Our debt advisors are helping clients who are struggling to cope with their financial situation, putting them at risk of losing their home. Our housing law caseworkers are supporting people living in poor quality homes that they can barely afford; homes that are riddled with damp, mould and disrepair. Our online advice pages are being viewed hundreds of thousands of times each year, as people search for ways to find help.

We are stuck in one room and im struggling every day to just keep it together. It’s affecting the kids as they have no space to themselves – no personal space, or space to play. They cant have any friends over. ” 

Read More of Tracy’s story

Tracy is a disabled single mum of four children. The family had to leave their home when their landlord decided to sell the property. But like many people, the current price of rent has made finding a permanent, affordable home incredibly difficult. Although they have a temporary place to stay, the accommodation is small and the family have been forced to give up a lot of their possessions due to lack of space. Additionally, two of Tracy’s children have complex needs, making the move even more difficult to cope with. Shelter Cymru has been a lifeline for Tracy’s family and has stood by her giving help, advice and support. Together, we are working to find the forever home that she and her children need. And we wont give up. It doesn’t have to be this way. A large amount of our time is spent preventing homelessness from happening in the first place, by giving people the advice and support they need to keep their safe place of refuge – their home.

We’ve never been more needed.

On top of this economic crisis, 1 in 3 people in Wales are affected by the housing emergency. This is an impossible situation for people to manage alone, but with our help, no one will face homelessness or unsafe housing alone.

Home is everything. Please help us protect it.

Please make a donation today, so that we can stand by people when it matters most. With your help, we can support more people to find, and keep, a home.

FIGHT FOR HOME

We exist to defend the right to a safe home, because home is everything.
The fight to end the housing emergency starts here.

How you fuel the fight for home

We couldn’t do this without you. For every £1 we receive:

  • 89p is spent directly on helping people through advice, support, campaigning and training

  • 11p is spent on fundraising to generate the next £1

To learn more about how we’ve helped, please visit our impact page.