Street Football Wales
Street Football Wales is a social inclusion project run in Wales. They run street football leagues across Wales, select the Welsh Homeless World Cup Team, and pride themselves on providing a supportive and non-judgemental environment to those who have been rejected by society and offer them a way to improve their situation.
Street Football Wales are helped in achieving their mission by their Patron Michael Sheen OBE, national ambassadors, who are important figures in Welsh football; Ashley Williams (Swansea City defender and national team player), Loren Dykes (Bristol Academy and national team player), Ash Randall (professional football freestyler and 17 times Guinness world record holder), and Cheryl Foster (Wales’ most capped player and record goal scorer).
On one night count (8/9th November 2018), 158 people were sleeping rough across Wales.
The number of households threatened with homelessness increased by 18% in 2018-19 to 10,737. Homelessness was successfully prevented for at least 6 months in 68% of cases, up from 66% last year.
The number of households in temporary accommodation at 31 March 2019 was up 8% on the previous year to 2,226 households, and the highest since the current legislation was introduced in April 2015.
The number of households assessed as homeless increased by 4% to 11,715. Of these, 41% were successfully helped to secure accommodation, similar to recent years. (Welsh Government)