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Cabinet Secretary for Children announces £7.8m to prevent homelessness, 11/01/16 [W]

The Cabinet Secretary for Children, Carl Sargeant AM, has announced a £7.8m grant to fund the Homeless Prevention Programme for 2017/18.

The grant will support third sector organisations and local authorities to deliver frontline services with the aim of preventing homelessness. The Homelessness Prevention Programme helps those effected by homelessness through the provision of advice services, night shelters, hostels, outreach work, mediation and bond schemes.

The BAYS Mediation & Home Support service, managed by Barnardo’s Cymru, is one of the services set to benefit from the funding. BAYS supports homeless young people in Swansea to settle any arguments and differences within their family that prevent them from residing at the family home.

Visit the Welsh Government website for more information.