Linda Evans and Cath Marland: Community Care Hub

Linda Evans and Cath Marland

Department for Work and Pensions |

The Community Care Collaborative is committed to working at community level focussing on prevention and early intervention and working with the most vulnerable groups in our society.

Wrexham has the second highest number of Rough Sleepers in Wales and had become the focus of negative media attention. Most homeless people were living in crisis resulting in a high demand for primary and emergency care. It had an impact on criminal and anti-social activity across the town centre and led to a considerable amount of unnecessary suffering.

In June 2017 a multi-agency approach of bringing together a range of agencies that were already working with rough sleepers was introduced, which led to the formation of the Crisis Café, a weekly drop in providing weekly access to support from partners including DWP.