Cymorth Cymru is the representative body for providers of homelessness, housing and support services in Wales. We act as the voice of the sector, influencing the development and implementation of policy, legislation and practice that affects our members and the people they support. We want to be part of a social movement that ends homelessness and creates a Wales where everyone can live safely and independently in their own homes and thrive in their communities. We are committed to working with people who use services, our members and partners to effect change. We believe that together, we can have a greater impact on people’s lives.
Cymorth established the Housing First Wales Network in 2018 and has played a key role in the development of Housing First policy in Wales, working alongside the Welsh Government and our members to increase understanding and delivery of the model. We have co-produced the Housing First principles for Wales (building on the internationally agreed principles) and we have developed and oversee delivery of the Housing First Wales Accreditation process, which aims to ensure fidelity to the principles. We have recently started to collect data on Housing First in Wales and continue to work closely with the Welsh Government and our members to develop Housing First policy and practice in Wales.