Huggard is a charity and Wales’s leading centre for people who are sleeping rough. They've been providing practical help to homeless and vulnerable people since 1988, that includes giving them a safe space sleep, eat, get a change of clothes, do their laundry, or else.
In addition to hostel and supported living accommodation, from the beginning of November Huggard have again been providing up to 48 spaces a night in their Emergency Overnight Accommodation. In just three weeks they took in more than 300 people and were also seeing one new person nearly every day. That’s someone, who is sleeping rough and hasn’t previously been into the centre.
Their main goal is to help the homeless long-term to leave the streets, which translates by giving support and care to everyone who may need it, whether it be regarding mental health, drug or addiction related issues or else. They also offer training and development as well as provide courses in catering and hospitality for those who want them.
In 2018 Huggard provided Emergency Overnight Accommodation for more than 700 people and they expect that figure to be even higher this winter.