Charity fears after funding cuts

A charity in Wrexham says it will have to make cuts to the service it provides if the Council scraps the funding it's received every year since 1987.

Shelter Cymru in Wrexham get £45,000 a year at the moment but at a meeting next week the council is expected to remove it.

Janet Loudon from Shelter in Wrexham says it doesn't make sense because they have been busier than ever in the recession.

She said:

"We have assisted over 1000 individuals and dealt with 1700 housing problems.

"I think it is a false economy for the local authority to cut our funding when actually a huge amount of the work we do prevents homelessness before they even approach the local authority."

Wrexham Council say it has been a difficult decision but they want their own housing advice centre.