'Hope for the future' after joining Banwen, Neath, project
A new approach to combating poverty which has been piloted across Wales is effective and saves money from the public purse, says Oxfam.
Instead of just targeting poorer geographical areas, Building Livelihoods looks to provide tailor-made support to individuals and build on their skills and needs.
Oxfam claims its nine pilots have saved £4.43 from health and social services budgets for each £1 spent.
Tim Ashill learnt English, maths and IT when he joined the project two a half years ago.
He now helps out at a woodworking project making products from upcycling wood - from benches to puppets for schools and nursing homes.
He told BBC Wales economics correspondent Sarah Dickins it had given him confidence.
12 May 2016