There can be no doubt that being homeless and sleeping rough is a sad and sometimes devastating situation for people and during the pandemic it’s been a very challenging and difficult time.

That’s why, with the assistance of Welsh Government funding we’ve worked with our partner agencies and local landlords, hoteliers and bed and breakfast establishments to find accommodation solutions that will last when it’s all over.

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When the pandemic began we already had a night shelter at Tŷ Nos on Holt Road, as well as temporary accommodation normally used during the winter.

We then set up spare accommodation at Glyndwr University where clients received personal support and advice during the pandemic.

Further bids were then invited and we were able to secure funding of £2.2 million to replace the former Tŷ Nos night shelter with a new accommodation hub on the same site.

In the meantime we secured a local guest house to house people whilst the works take place.

As a result some very positive results have been seen and many individuals have been able to focus on a fresh start to secure a better way forward for their future. They’ve been able to address addiction, find employment, retrain and secure sustainable and safe accommodation.

“Homeless and in need through no fault of their own”

Cllr David Griffiths, Lead Member for Housing, said: “Although there is further work to do, Wrexham as a whole community can celebrate success in caring and supporting individuals and families who have found themselves homeless and in need through no fault of their own.

“We’ll continue to work with our partners to build on the success of these models to help and assist more people during what will be a challenging and difficult time ahead for many. I wish to thank all partners, landlords and all volunteers and the wider community for assisting in support of this.

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