HC Deb 24 March 1998 vol 309 cc116-7W
Mr. Llwyd

To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what projects are being pursued to help reduce the number of homeless people in Wales; what sums have been allocated to them in(a) 1997–98 and (b) 1998–99; and if he will make a statement. [35575]

Mr. Win Griffiths

The Welsh Office has allocated the following amounts to projects in 1997–98 and 1998–99:

Scheme Voluntary organization Amount of funding in 1997–98(£) Amount of funding in 1998–99(£)
Building to provide facilities for rough sleepers, Swansea Cymdeithas Caer Las 28,500
Resettlement worker for rough sleepers, Swansea Cymdeithas Caer Las 4,634
Support to allow a cafe for rough sleepers to open longer hours, Swansea Elim Church 1,350
Pilot youth drop-in scheme and single person housing project, Wrexham Caia Park Partnership 19,800

The programme is currently targeted at schemes to help prevent or alleviate Rough Sleeping

The following organisations also receive funding towards their running costs:

Organisation Amount offunding in1997–99(£) Amount offunding in1998–99(£)
Cymdeitas Caer Las 129,670 133,300
Shelter Cymru 95,792 98,475
Welsh Women's Aid 80,279 82,525