07/02/18

THE WALLICH REPORTS 36% RISE IN PEOPLE LIVING A ‘STREET BASED LIFESTYLE’

The Wallich, has released an in-depth report into how many people are spending time on the streets of South Wales. The report echoes trends of last week’s Welsh Government rough sleeper count, showing a consistent upwards trajectory. However, The Wallich’s figures provide further data on the type of people on the streets, reporting on characteristics […]Read more

22/01/18

John Lewis knitting kit raises £12,600 for Welsh homelessness charity

Welsh homelessness charity, The Wallich, John Lewis Cardiff and Harlequin Printing & Packaging have created a sell-out knitting kit called the One Knit Wonder. Due to high demand the 1,260 boxes commissioned had completely sold out the weekend before Christmas, raising a total of £12,600 for people sleeping rough.  The One Knit Wonder, a unique hat kit, contained […]Read more

08/01/18

The Wallich appoints formerly homeless CEO

We are delighted to announce the appointment of Lindsay Cordery-Bruce, as our new chief executive. Mrs Cordery-Bruce, who experienced homelessness as a teenager, moves from NewLink Wales where she was CEO for six years. The Wallich’s previous chief executive, Antonia Watson, sadly passed away in July 2017.  Joint-interim chief executives, Darren Pritchard, Director of Finance […]Read more

05/01/18

BESA Cymru raises more than £3,000 for charity employment programmes

At the end of 2017, a rugby-inspired event organised by BESA Cymru (Building and Engineering Services Association) raised £3137.70. Funds raised will go to The Wallich’s learning and development programmes, such as the Building Opportunities Skills and Success (BOSS) project. BESA Cymru members flocked to the SSE SWALEC Legends Lounge in November, for a lunch […]Read more

Black and White Rough Sleeper in tunnel
04/01/18

The Wallich response: Newport City Council proposed begging amendment of PSPO

The Wallich statement We support the view that, if aggressive or intimidating begging is causing distress or harm to the public, then it should be challenged and this is already included in the existing PSPO. However, the proposal to amend the Newport PSPO to include a blanket ‘no begging’ restriction is concerning. We need to […]Read more

27/12/17

South Wales Echo and The Wallich raise more than £82K for new Street Fleet

This year, we needed funds for a new homelessness Street Fleet. We’re now proud to announce that we’ve done it – and it’s all thanks to you! In October 2017, the South Wales Echo and The Wallich, launched a winter campaign to help prevent homelessness. The Reaching Out to Rough Sleepers initiative set a target […]Read more

21/12/17

Run Wales’s first full marathon to prevent homelessness

We’re delighted to announce that The Wallich are an ABP Newport Wales Marathon and 10K Official Associate Charity. Inspired by the success of half marathons across Wales, on Sunday 29 April 2018 a special sporting event will take place in Newport; the first full Welsh marathon. As it’s the first of its kind, The Wallich […]Read more

12/12/17

CDF Runners race to prevent homelessness

Cardiff based running group, CDF Runners, has adopted The Wallich as their first ever charity partner. Through a six-month partnership, CDF Runners will fundraise alongside the races they have planned, and raise awareness of rough sleeping in Cardiff. Stewart Harding, from CDF Runners, said: “CDF Runners are happy to have chosen The Wallich as its […]Read more

22/11/17

The Wallich launches new rural outreach service

The newly launched Rural outreach opportunities mobile service (Rooms) project is now available in harder to reach areas of the Neath Port Talbot borough. A recent two-day event in Neath and Port Talbot Town Centre’s made use of The Wallich’s Welfare Vehicle – a visually striking and operationally mobile facility – to engage with local […]Read more

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