Our take on the legal and political issues affecting homeless people in Wales.

Our residents, service users and staff share their experiences and offer their opinions in relation to homelessness, service improvement and policy changes.  You will also find links to our policy-related news, statements and consultation responses.

Clicking on the title below will take you to the blog post. You can also sign up to our quarterly Policy and Campaigns Bulletin for updates.


May 2019

Gift Aid: let’s talk tax and tick the box

Updating our quarterly reports

April 2019

Hardship and homelessness: let’s give people space to breathe

January 2019

My first piece of the PIE: reflections on Psychologically Informed Environments at The Wallich


December 2018

Sharing Housing First notes with the sector

October 2018

Real Voices, Real Trauma: new report analyses youth homelessness 

September 2018

Drugs and drugs reporting: a call for calm 

July 2018 

The Reflections Network project: The Wallich’s part in suicide prevention in Wales

June 2018

The pet post: Animal ownership at The Wallich

April 2018

The launch of the Rough Sleeping Inquiry report

February 2018

More than an urban issue: rural homelessness

January 2018

Rough sleeping in Wales: two perspectives, one problem

Thoughts on the Auditor General report: managing homelessness demand in Wales



November 2017

Crisis UK’s Welsh Homelessness monitor 2017

The Wallich’s response to Welsh Government’s proposed Supporting People changes

October 2017

Homelessness and welfare reform

Rough sleeping: The top of the agenda

The Wallich response: Supporting People funding protected in Welsh Government Budget

Rhianon Passmore AM visits The Wallich Ty Croeso Hostel

Shared Housing – How can it work?

Homelessness, drugs and alcohol: some thoughts

September 2017

My reflections on The Wallich Support that Saves report

Rhun ap Iorwerth AM visits to The Wallich Housing First project

Jeremy Miles AM visits Neath Port Talbot Prevention and Wellbeing Support Service (PAWS)

The Wallich’s BOSS Project and barriers to employment

August 2017

The Wallich response: The Welsh Government homelessness statistics

The Wallich response: The Welsh Government announces £2.1m to tackle youth homelessness and rough sleeping

July 2017

Shelter Cymru conference – Housing First for young people

Homelessness and Mental Health: A Complex Relationship

June 2017

The Wallich response to the Welsh Government’s legislative priorities

Andrew RT Davies AM and Suzy Davies AM visit our services in Swansea

Crisis Wales Policy Conference 2017

FEANTSA Conference 2017

May 2017

Voting in this year’s General Election if you live in a hostel or on the street

Cymorth Cymru’s Annual Conference and Service User Involvement

April 2017

Summary of the Spring 2017 Welsh Party Conferences

Dai Lloyd AM’s Visit to our Bridgend Solutions Centre

Food banks in Wales

The Wallich’s Response to Cardiff Council’s Rough Sleeper Strategy 2017-2020

March 2017

Changes to Housing Benefit for 18-21 year olds

Welsh Government to end Right to Buy

Voting in this year’s elections if you live in a hostel or on the street

February 2017

Suzy Davies AM visit to Dawsons

New Rough Sleepers Intervention Team in Wrexham

Investigating JSA and Hospital Stays

Response to the Welsh Government’s National Rough Sleeper Count 2017

January 2017

‘Support for ex-offenders’ House of Commons Committee Report


December 2016

New Cardiff Street Based Lifestyle Monitor 2015-2016

Response to the Government’s Announcement About the JSA Hardship Fund

October 2016

Supporting People fund protected in 2017/18 Welsh Government budget

Bethan Jenkins AM visits Cross Borders, Swansea

September 2016

Julie Morgan AM visits Croes Ffin Cardiff

April 2016

Introducing The Wallich Voices

Response to the Welsh Government Consultation on the Working Together to Reduce Harm Delivery Plan (2016-18)

February 2016

Connecting Ballot Boxes to Cardboard Boxes: Assembly Elections Part 1

The Wallich at Political Party Conferences 2016

What’s in a Number? Why We Need to Get Rough Sleeping Monitoring Right

Empowering Our Clients: Why We’re Encouraging Homeless People To Vote

January 2016

StreetLink for Rough Sleepers Launches in Wales


December 2015

Response to the Welsh Government Draft Budget 2016/17

Response to the Welsh Government Consultation on a Minimum Unit Price for Alcohol

November 2015

64% Increase in Rough Sleeping in Cardiff Over the Past Two Years

Opening Empty Buildings to Rough Sleepers – Our Response

Newport Council to Vote on Rough Sleeping Ban

October 2015

Newport Council Approve Use of PSPO

Newport Council to Ban Rough Sleeping? – Our Response

September 2015

Priced Out Of the Market: How Banning Agency Fees Can Support Homeless People

July 2015

Supporting Rough Sleepers During the Summer