On Monday morning Anglesey’s Assembly Member Rhun ap Iorwerth AM met once again with representatives from Digartref Ynys Môn, Citizens Advice (CAB) and Gorwel to discuss the excellent work they’re doing to help the homeless on the island.
The morning’s discussions gave a shining example of how hard organisations right here on Anglesey are working to aid the individuals and families who are struggling most in our communities.
Following productive meetings with the three groups, Mr ap Iorwerth hailed the work they’ve done on Anglesey as tremendous, before outlining the challenges they face in the future and how he will address them.
“Meeting these groups and the people they’ve worked so hard to help was incredible. To hear their stories and the support they’ve received right here on Anglesey from groups like this, it’s tremendous that these groups are having such a positive effect on people’s lives, dealing with one of the biggest issues affecting the whole of Wales right now and they deserve every ounce of credit and support for the work they’re doing.
“Throughout these meetings though, concerns about the likelihood of more cuts to Public Services in the near future, especially threatened cuts to ‘Supporting People’ funding from Welsh Government, the challenges of Universal Credit, and the effect that Wylfa Newydd could have on fighting homelessness were persistently raised.
“These groups are having a big impact on people’s lives, but we must do everything we can to combat the threats these groups, and the individuals they set out to help, are facing. Doing more with less and less funding isn’t sustainable, and these potential cuts endanger the future of these groups which play such an important role in helping those less fortunate in our society.
“I will be seeking ways of highlighting these issues in the Assembly to make sure that these groups, as well as others doing similar exceptional work, can continue to do so and provide a tremendous service to those who need it.”