Policy & Campaigns
Cymorth Cymru acts as the voice of the homelessness and housing support sector, influencing the development and implementation of policy, legislation and practice that affects our members and the people they support. We do this by running campaigns, conducting research, publishing policy reports, contributing to Welsh Government groups, appearing in the media, speaking to Members of the Senedd, giving evidence to Senedd Committees, and responding to government and parliamentary consultations.
We regularly produce reports about the issues affecting our members and the people they support. This includes reports focused on the views of people with lived experience, the impact of services, the experiences of frontline workers, and good practice from across the sector. We use these reports to campaign for change, speaking up on behalf of our members and lobbying for improvements to policy, legislation, practice and funding.
Our most recent reports can be found here.
Cymorth works with our members, partners and experts by experience to campaign for improvements to policy, legislation, practice and public attitudes. Over the past few years we have led a variety of campaigns, focused on the Welsh Government’s annual budget, the Senedd elections and the Homeless World Cup.
Current campaign: Housing Matters – Welsh Budget 2024/5
In advance of the Welsh Government’s Budget for 2024/24, we are working with Community Housing Cymru to campaign for an increase in the Housing Support Grant, which funds the vast majority of homelessness and housing support services in Wales.
This has been circulated to the Welsh Government and Members of the Senedd, and will form the basis for our response to the Senedd Finance Committee inquiry into the Draft Budget.
We have also published a campaign pack for our member organisations and supporters – we’re encouraging everyone to get involved in the campaign and make their voices heard. Here are some ways that you can help:
- Invite your local and regional Senedd Members to visit your services. Tell them about the day of action on 1st December, ask them to attend the online event in the morning and to visit your services in the afternoon.
- Post your support and experiences on social media over the next few weeks and throughout the day on 1st December using the hashtag #HousingMattersWales
- Send evidence to the Senedd Finance Committee by 30th November.
Social media graphics
Download the graphics below and use them on your social media accounts to spread the message.