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Learning 4 Life with Llamau

Learning 4 Life with Llamau
Llamau Ltd is a homeless charity that helps vulnerable young people and women in South East Wales. Llamau is well known for supporting those at risk – particularly care leavers, young offenders, those at risk of offending, victims of domestic abuse, and people who have chaotic and disadvantaged lifestyles.  Its service users need high levels of personal support to gain the skills to put the advice and support provided by Llamau into practice, improving their situation and encouraging them to find long-term support through community engagement.
In 2011 through the Community Foundation in Wales, Llamau was successful in securing a three-year grant (until 2014) from the Henry Smith Charity for a youth focused project designed to prevent homelessness in the Vale of Glamorgan. Through this project Llamau works with 16-25 year olds in the Vale of Glamorgan to find secure accommodation to ensure that these young people facing homelessness feel supported until they can sustain an independent lifestyle in their chosen community.
Garfield Weston Foundation has funded Llamau for its ‘Learning 4 Life’ project multiple times. Learning 4 Life is an education and training project that supports disadvantaged young people at risk of homelessness. The project helps beneficiaries improve their Basic Skills, gain qualifications, attend employability workshops and take part in both volunteering and work placements with local businesses – allowing people to develop their CV, and improving their chances of employment. Garfield Weston Foundation awarded Llamau for bridging a gap in services offered in South East Wales – and as added value to the grant received by the Henry Smith Charity.
By working with Local Authority partners in ten Local Authority Areas, and with funding it receives from Trusts and Foundations such as Henry Smith and the Garfield Weston Foundation, Llamau can ensure young people in the South East of Wales have a roof over their heads.
“Llamau has been delighted to receive funding from the Garfield Weston Foundation and the Henry Smith Charity.  Both funders are forward thinking and accessible and provide organisations of any size in Wales the opportunity to gain funding for their services without having to jump through hoops to do so. 
Working in partnership with the Community Foundation in Wales brings both funders much closer to organisations in Wales which can only be a good thing for everyone.  The impact of the funding received from Henry Smith Charity for our young people’s advice services in the Vale of Glamorgan and from the Garfield Weston Foundation for our Learning 4 Life services has been huge, providing the most excluded young people the services they need to help them get back on track.” Frances Beecher, Chief Executive (Llamau)
For more information on these organisations:
Garfield Weston Foundation
Henry Smith Charity