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The newsletter of Cardiff Cyrenians. The newsletter contains details of Cardiff City Council's rejection of planning permission for a long-stay house at 13 Lily Street, Roath; DHSS benefit changes; a Housing Week of Acton in Cardiff in July 1978; a report on a publication on homelessness in South Wales, called "I ended up on my own with a torch."; appeals.

Cardiff Cyrenians was a registered charity that aimed to provide hostel and day centre facilities for people with nowhere else to go. The charity was founded in 1972 and it was one of 27 groups affiliated to the National Cyrenians (cf. Cardiff Cyrenians – Annual Report 1977-78, page 9, paragraph 1). The organisation had also operated eight resettlement houses for people moving on from its hostel. It ceased operating in 1988 due to financial difficulties. Many of its functions had been taken over by Cardiff Action for the Single Homeless (CASH), which changed its name to the Huggard Charitable Trust in 2007.

Their official Cardiff Cyrenians charity statement says their objectives were "The relief of poverty, sickness and old age in particular (but without in any way limiting the generality of the foregoing words) for the relief of poverty of persons who by reason of mental or physical infirmity are unable to fulfil their duties as citizens or their obligations to their employers".


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