The Wallich, Wales’s leading homelessness charity, aims to get people off the streets, keep people off the streets and create opportunities for people.
The Wallich has been providing accommodation and support services for homeless people since 1978, starting with a 20-bed hostel in Cardiff and expanding to a multi-project agency working in mostly all local authorities in Wales. The Wallich specialises in providing services for people with multiple, complex needs; people who, because of their high support needs, are often excluded from other services and have difficulty accessing accommodation. The range of services on offer is as diverse as the client group it works with and the underlying aim is to ensure all people have access to support appropriate to their needs. Long-term solutions, rather than short-term fixes, are developed in partnership with the client.
40 years’ experience of working with vulnerable people has resulted in working practices which have evolved into a unique and effective way of working with clients.
The Wallich’s principles of inclusion mean that it doesn’t impose unnecessary rules and always looks for ways to say yes to a client, even to those whose chaotic lifestyles have meant they’ve been turned away by other agencies. To this end, The Wallich endeavours to remove barriers, such as having a pet, which might stand in the way of a client being able to receive services.
The Wallich believes everyone deserves the right to a home, but more than that, that everyone deserves the right to feel safe, to feel valued and to feel positive about their future.
Registered Charity no. 1004103