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

31/10/17

Homelessness charity co-curates art exhibition at Cardiff Museum

For the first time, National Museum Cardiff has invited a diverse group of people – those who have experienced homelessness – to select art, from The Derek Williams Trust, and co-curate a unique exhibition. Who Decides?, a brand new contemporary art exhibition, will open its doors on Saturday 28 October at the National Museum Cardiff. […]Read more

26/10/17

The Wallich response: Proposed changes to Supporting People funding

The Wallich is extremely concerned to hear that Welsh Government, in its draft detailed Budget, is essentially proposing to remove ring-fenced Supporting People funding entirely for 2019/20, and to some degree 2018/19. The Welsh Government’s proposals to merge funding streams with non-housing/homelessness related programmes in 2019/20 – which in itself potentially sees an overall reduction […]Read more

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