Wales

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).

Organisation Details

Participants

Men and women 16 and older who face social exclusion related to homelessness, substance abuse, or mental health problems

Organisation Details

West, East, Valleys, North Wales

Homelessness Statistics

During 2017 and 2018, over 20,000 households were homeless or at risk of homelessness in Wales. As of 31 March 2017, over 2000 households were in temporary accommodation across Wales. On one night count (8/9th November 2018), 158 people were sleeping rough across Wales.

In 2017/18, 11,277 households were assessed as homeless and owed a duty to help secure accommodation. In 2017-18 9,072 households were threatened with homelessness within 56 days. At the end of March 2018, there were 2,052 households in temporary accommodation. 801 households were families with children (Welsh Government, 2017/18).