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Cardiff Action For Single Homeless Charity Profile
We were formed in 1989 when the Cardiff Cyrenians were no longer able to provide Day Centre facilities for homeless people. Temporary accommodation ("the cabins") was set up with the help of the former South Glamorgan County Council and many other funders.
The new purpose built Centre consisting of a Day Centre and Emergency Bed Unit (The Huggard Centre) was opened in August 1993 with funding from the Huggard Charitable Trust, Housing for Wales and the Local Authority.
Huggard (formerly C.A.S.H.) was founded to meet the needs of vulnerable people, who are not only homeless but often find themselves in a despairing and isolated position, by providing an opportunity of Shelter and Sanctuary within an ethos of friendship and care so as to enable them to take the first steps in their rehabilitation.
It follows therefore that the some provision MUST be made to accommodate the most vulnerable and socially excluded people who will not be acceptable for admission to standard Hostel or other accommodation for homeless people by reason of their current mode of living which may result from drug abuse, alcoholism or mental illness etc.