About Shelter Cymru
Shelter Cymru is Wales' people and homes charity.
In the current economic climate more people than ever before are struggling to keep their own homes. For many more finding their own home to either rent or buy is simply beyond their financial capability.
Shelter Cymru believes that everyone in Wales has the right to a decent home and that this is essential to the health and well-being of people and communities. We work closely with our sister charities in England and Scotland, but we are independent and focus solely on the needs of people in Wales.
Shelter Cymru helps a wide cross section of people with a range of housing, debt and welfare related problems. We offer free, confidential, independent advice, advocacy and legal representation from 58 community-based centres, in every local authority in Wales.
We are aware that demand for our services far exceeds our capacity. In the past year over 238,709 people visited our Get Advice section on our website. We have improved our telephone advice service to ensure that the most urgent and complex cases receive the priority attention and face to face we have assisted nearly 18,500 people, preventing homelessness in 92% of the cases where it was threatened.
Through our research, policy work and campaigning, we influence the Welsh agenda on housing and homelessness in terms of both the policy and legislative approach and in developing radical solutions to homelessness and housing problems in Wales.