Cardiff & Vale
Registered Charity No. 1004103.
We are The Wallich. We’re doing something about homelessness.
We give vulnerable people the accommodation and support to live safer, happier, more independent lives and to become part of their communities.
We believe that 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.
Emergency Provision for Rough Sleepers:
Cardiff Rough Sleepers Intervention Team
The Rough Sleepers Intervention Team provides humanitarian aid and assistance to rough sleepers in Cardiff (Monday – Friday, 7am-9am). A worker can visit anyone in the area who is considered vulnerable, or leading a street-based lifestyle, to give advice and assistance in housing, homelessness, applications benefits etc. A worker can make referrals to appropriate accommodation.
The Nightshelter provides a temporary, safe and caring alternative to the street for people who, for whatever reason, do not access other provision. Staff help residents gain access to services and support progression to appropriate and alternative accommodation.
Supported Accommodation Services:
Sir Julian Hodge:
Sir Julian Hodge Hostel has 24-hour staffing to support single homeless people 18+. Each resident will have their own living space and share communal living rooms. The hostel includes laundry facilities, bathrooms and showers. All residents meet regularly with their Project Worker who will offer personal development work, access to appropriate services (drug/alcohol support, mental health etc.) and advice on seeking permanent accommodation. The project can accommodate dogs.
Riverside offers a resettlement service to single homeless people that are at risk of offending/re-offending. We provide assistance with daily living skills as well as educational, training and voluntary opportunities, community integration, advocacy, mediation and health advice. Accommodation consists of 1 shared house, with 8 bedrooms, 4 kitchens, 4 bathrooms and laundry room.
The Croes Ffin project operates across Cardiff & The Vale. It aims to provide secure, supported accommodation to people who have experienced difficulties in their past with illicit drugs or alcohol. It is a requirement that the referred client will have been abstinent for at least six weeks from illicit drug use or alcohol use. They will also have undergone recent detoxification or a rehabilitation programme and be continuing with a further treatment programme.
Community House Team:
CHT manages a number of shared houses and residential flats for homeless men and women aged 16+ with dual diagnosis mental health and substance misuse problem. Project staff are available 7.30a.m to 11.00p.m seven days a week with an On Call service through the night. Close liaison is necessary with mental health and drug/alcohol agencies to ensure residents’ ongoing needs are addressed.
Shoreline runs a number of houses that provide safe, secure homes for long term street drinkers. 24-hour assistance is provided within 5 shared houses. Comprehensive advice on alcohol and health is offered and residents decide whether they wish to cut down, control or maintain their drinking. Houses are situated in residential areas and clients encouraged to play a role in the local community. Appropriate agencies, e.g. CDAT will also be involved where necessary.
Referral varies by project – please use the contact details below for more information.
Head Office: The Wallich Centre, Cathedral Road, Cardiff CF11 9JF
Tel: 029 2066 8464
Sir Julian Hodge hostel:
Tel: 029 2049 5219
Tel: 029 2066 7920
Tel: 029 2039 9739
Tel: 029 2066 0477 (Cardiff) or 01446 749 365 (Barry)
Community House Team:
Tel: 029 2049 5419
Cardiff Shoreline project:
Tel: 029 2064 0265
Cardiff Rough Sleepers Intervention Team:
Tel: 029 2039 9739
To access emergency accommodation in Cardiff see the Cardiff Gateway, Housing Options, Dumballs Road.