This sixteen page A4 document, titled 'Housing for Single People and Childless Couples: Lodgings - First draft of a policy for Cardiff', was prepared by volunteer Jill Hutt as a basis for the formation of the Cardiff Flat Shop. Jill Hutt was a computer 'whizz-kid' who had worked in a number of fields including housing. Most of Cardiff Community Concern’s enquiries were from young people seeking housing.

Cardiff Flat Shop was set up by Cardiff Community Concern to campaign for young single people and childless couples on their housing needs and to help them find accommodation. It was registered as a charity on 20 February 1981 and its function was later adopted by Cardiff Council.

Cardiff Community Concern was an alternative advice and information centre for young people, run by volunteers. It was based at 55 Charles Street, Cardiff, moving to 58 Charles Street at the end of 1975. It became a registered charity in 1979 and has now evolved into Grassroots, the City Centre Youth Project.

The private collection of Ian Horsburgh

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