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Crisis: new to Wales and fighting homelessness

Ben Black reports on meeting Crisis, the homelessness charity, at TAI 2017, CIH Cymru’s annual conference.
A homelessness charity who have recently started work in Wales booked a stand at TAI2017 to network and introduce themselves to new colleagues from across the sector.
Jo Leonard, fundraising manager, and Nick Morris, policy and communications manager, for Crisis said they had recieved a warm welcome.
Jo said: “We offer a holistic approach to homelessness rather than a temporary roof over someone’s head.”
Staff started work at the outreach centre in Swansea last October.
Nick said: “We add to services in an area rather than compete. There was a gap in Swansea.”
2017 is Crisis’s 50th year of supporting homeless people but it’s not an anniversary to celebrate.
Nick said: “Our founders did not think we would still be around in 2017. This year at our conference in City Hall, Cardiff on Wednesday 24 May we are launching a campaign to end homelessness.”
Conference tickets
To book tickets for their conference and to find out more visit https://community.crisis.org.uk/ccon17-wales
Jo said: “There is a lot of knowledge across the sector in Wales and people are enthusiastic. TAI2017 has been a good opportunity to meet lots of people and establish relationships.
“The wide range of exhibitors who are shows the links between us all.”
Crisis on social media
Follow Crisis on Twitter @crisiswales

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