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This Christmas more than 1500 children in Wales will be without a home.

An alarming number of children will be living in hostels, B&Bs, hotels or flats with insufficient space for eating, sleeping and playing.

This ‘temporary accommodation’ is intended to be short-term, but the housing crisis means that people could be stuck here for several months or even years, with little hope for a permanent home. Conditions can be cramped, with families sometimes living in one room and forced to eat dinner on the bed or floor.

An unprecedented number of people in temporary accommodation are turning to us for advice and support; our caseload has increased by more than a third in the last year. Our team are working tirelessly to help people across Wales stand up for their rights, get back on their feet, and find and keep a good home.

But we can’t do it without you.

Despite the extra help put in place during the pandemic, homelessness in Wales is not a thing of the past. Your donation to Shelter Cymru could mean the difference between people finding and keeping a safe home, or sleeping on the streets.