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 communities and provide outreach support to those in most need, particularly those experiencing street homelessness.
Initiated by South Wales Police, this multi-agency initiative aimed to address housing and support needs of vulnerable individuals within NPT. The Council’s Housing Options Service and Supporting People Team worked alongside The Wallich, Caer Las, Dyfodol and WCADA for the event.
Due to its success, partnership working between the organisations mentioned is set to expand and continue with the ROOMS (Rural Outreach Opportunities Mobile Service) project.
ROOMS will provide a range of homelessness-related support services across NPT’s valleys areas. The project means that visits to harder-to-reach areas of the Neath Port Talbot borough can be made with the help of The Wallich’s innovative and flexible Welfare Vehicle.
The Wallich’s dedicated support workers operate on the mobile unit and provide on-the-spot support and advice. This includes help with finding accommodation, finances and budgeting, substance or alcohol misuse, physical or mental health accessing training, education or voluntary work
The ROOMS team supports existing outreach and floating support services operated by The Wallich through their Prevention and Wellbeing Support (PAWS) service, alongside partner agencies working in the borough.
The Welfare Vehicle is also available to book for agencies working in similar areas and would benefit from our support coming to help.