The Rhondda Hub for Veterans is a registered charity set up to help ex-service personnel in the Rhondda and surrounding valleys, who are or at risk of being homeless. They source accommodation in the local private rented sector for potential beneficiaries referred to them by other organisations and charities or veterans who self-refer.
Pen y Cymoedd awarded The Rhondda Hub for Veterans with £5,000 to find and secure housing for five veterans, who were at risk of homelessness, within the area of benefit. This means that veterans who would otherwise be homeless will have been found accommodation and maintained their tenancy with the support of Rhondda Hub for Veterans.
Having secure housing has significant wellbeing benefits and the problems such as mental health issues, alcohol or substance misuse, and debt are addressed with the support of Rhondda Hub for Veterans who refer them to support agencies and groups. They are also given the opportunity to follow courses to improve their employability and life skills.
By the end of 2021, the charity housed 5 veterans within the area of benefit, all of whom are still in their accommodation. The help provided by this charity has also meant that 4 of the 5 veterans have been able to return to full time employment. We are very proud to have been able to support this charity!
“I have been working with Rhondda Hub for over two years and as a homeless veteran, have been helping on two occasions to find accommodation. Annys and her team stop at nothing to help their clients and at the moment with the growing number of homeless veterans they are needed more than ever. The support they have given me does not stop at housing the have also helped me write a cv and are currently helping me with employment. I hold Rhondda Veterans Hub in high regards and with always sign post others to their services many thanks Rhondda Hub for all you do.” – Mr T