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Homelessness

The Housing Advice Centre is no longer based on Gelliwastad Road, we are now based at Sardis House, Pontypridd, RCT, CF37 1DU.

 

If you are homeless or at risk of eviction or repossession, please contact the Pontypridd Housing Advice Centre on 01443 495188 or email: homelessness@rhondda-cynon-taff.gov.uk.

The centre is open:
Monday 9:00am – 5:00pm
Tuesday 9:00am – 5:00pm
Wednesday 9:00am – 5:00pm
Thursday - Telephone contact only (Emergency Assessments will remain available - please telephone in the first instance)
Friday 9:00am – 5:00pm

An out of hours emergency service is also available by calling 01443 495188. For more information on the Housing Advice Centre, please visit this page. Examples of different support schemes are also detailed below.

 

RCT Tenancy Guarantee (Bond) Scheme


 

The Tenancy Guarantee (Bond) Scheme can assist persons in housing need to access accommodation in the Private Rented sector subject to certain conditions. In order to access the Scheme, you must be either homeless or threatened with homelessness and have a priority need. For more information, please click the button below.


Tenancy Guarantee Scheme

 

Support Provider Accommodation


 

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The Direct Access Hostel in Pontypridd can offer homeless service users aged 18+ 12 units of accommodation with support available on site 24 hours a day (contact directly: 01443 486439).

 

The Old Bakery Project in Aberdare can offer homeless service users aged between 16 – 24 years of age 7 units of accommodation with support available on site 24 hours a day.


 

Gofal

 

Gofal can offer service users with mental health issues aged 18+ a range of supported accommodation options:

 

- 2 Mountain Ash Projects – each with 4 units of accommodation with support available between 9am and 5pm, Monday to Friday.

 

- Llwynypia Project – 4 units of accommodation with support available on site 24 hrs a day.

 

- Rhydyfelin Project – 5 units of accommodation with support.

 

- 5 units of accommodation dispersed through Taf Ely with support (Taf Ely Dispersed Scheme).


 

Gwalia Care & Support

 

Gwalia Care & Support can offer homeless service users with substance misuse issues aged 18 and over:

 

- Castle House Project, Treforest – 5 units of accommodation with support.

 

- Castle House Project, Pontypridd – 2 units of accommodation with support.

 


Ex offenders aged 18+ may be eligible for the Offenders Project:

 

- Treforest – 2 units of accommodation with support.

 

- Cilfynydd – 1 unit of accommodation with support.


Service users with mental health issues aged 18+ may be eligible for:

 

- Caersalem - Ton Pentre – 8 units of accommodation with support available on site 24 hours a day.

 

- Elias Court - Ton Pentre – 5 units of accommodation with support available 24 hours a day.


 

Hafan Cymru


Hafan Cymru have a range of options for vulnerable women aged 16+

 

Bridgit Project – Cilfynydd – can offer young women between the ages of 16-21 years 3 units of shared accommodation with support, plus 6 dispersed units of accommodation with support.

 

Rhondda Supported Scheme – Rhondda area – can offer vulnerable families 5 units of accommodation with support.

 

Beddau Supported Scheme – Beddau – can offer vulnerable families 5 units of accommodation with support.


 

Women’s Aid

 

There are 3 Women’s Aid Refuges within Rhondda Cynon Taf who can offer advice and support to women aged 16+ experiencing Domestic Abuse and Homelessness.

 

Pontypridd Women’s Aid
3-4 Church Street
Pontypridd
CF37 2TH
Telephone: 01443 491528

 

Cwm Cynon Women’s Aid
P O Box 22
Aberdare
CF44 6XZ
Telephone: 01685 879673

 

Rhondda Women’s Aid
P O Box 1
Ferndale
Rhondda
CF43 3YD
Telephone: 01443 731445


 

Domestic Abuse and Homelessness

 

- Women experiencing Domestic Abuse and Homelessness can also contact the National Women’s Aid Helpline 24 hours per day on 0808 2000247.

 

- For men experiencing Domestic Abuse and Homelessness Rhondda-Cynon-Taff Housing Advice Centre can offer a referral to The Dyn Wales and to the Montgomeryshire Family Crisis Centre.

 

- A free confidential helpline to The Dyn Wales is available on 0808 801 0321.

 

- The Montgomeryshire Family Crisis Centre also have a 24 hour confidential helpline on 01686 629114.


 

Valley of Hope

 

Can offer homeless service users aged 18 and over:

 

- Dispersed throughout the Cynon Valley area – 3 units of accommodation with support.

 

- Within the Rhondda area – 1 unit of accommodation with support.


 

YMCA, Mountain Ash

 

Can offer homeless young people aged between 16 – 21 years, 5 units of accommodation with support available on site 24 hrs a day (contact directly: 01443 477132).


 

Leasing Scheme

 

Rhondda Cynon Taf has 18 units of temporary accommodation for homeless families dispersed throughout the borough.