Charity of the Year
We’re delighted to announce that our official 2017 Charity Partner of the Year is Huggard.
A Cardiff-based charity, Huggard tackles homelessness head on, and seeks to overcome the problems and barriers that force individuals to sleep rough on our streets.
Homelessness is a modern scourge. In Cardiff, it has doubled in the past two years, and is attracting more attention than ever.
Universally respected for the work that it does in dealing directly with the issue, Huggard's services focus around their day centre open 365 days of the year, a 22 bed hostel with additional (8 Pods and floorspace for 20+ clients) emergency spaces, 14 shared houses with tenant support that accommodate 53 clients.
In extreme weather conditions they also open their day centre at night to 20+ homeless and vulnerable, to provide shelter for people who would otherwise be forced to sleep rough. This is all underpinned by personal and tenant support, development, advocacy, training and many volunteering and work-focussed opportunities.
Together, we hope that this new corporate partnership will raise the profile of the very real problem that is homelessness in today’s cities, not only in Cardiff, but nationwide.
“Huggard dedicates all of its resources to help people off the streets and rebuild lives. This partnership with Orchard will help us to generate vital support for our work in overcoming a growing issue that is a personal tragedy for each person affected and a poor reflection on a caring city.” Richard Edwards, Chief Executive, Huggard.