November 2021

The Access Hub celebrates one year of impact!

The Access Hub on Argyle Street has recently celebrated one year of impact. Opened on 30th September 2020 by Simon Community Scotland, the Hub has since provided over 24,000 face-to-face supports to around 3,000 individuals! The multi-agency advice and support hub for people who are experiencing or at risk of homelessness has been imagined to […]

Simon Community Scotland’s Period Friendly Project

Simon Community Scotland’s Period Friendly Project provides free period products to anyone who menstruates and is experiencing homelessness in Glasgow, Edinburgh and the surrounding areas. The Period Friendly Project aims to give people a ‘period of dignity’ providing sanitary products at a Period Friendly Point – safe clean toilets with access to warm water. Provision […]

Help Those Experiencing Homelessness? Volunteers Needed

Severe Weather Emergency Protocol (SWEP) Shelter This emergency accommodation provision will be on offer at different points through the winter, determined by the extremity of the weather. This is provided by the local authority and while desired by government it is not a statutory duty. This year it will be located at the Brighton Hotel […]

Festive Rent Campaign 2021

Solihull Community Housing (SCH) is the Arm’s Length Management Organisation (ALMO) set up in April 2004 to run the housing service on behalf of Solihull Council. This means that with Solihull Council own the properties but housing services are delivered by us. Our Festive Rent Campaign is now live! At Christmas time, we understand that […]

Intro to Solihull Churches Action on Homelessness

Solihull Churches Action on Homelessness was set up as an ecumenical charity in the early 1990s to help young people who had nowhere to live. Originally set up to provide temporary accommodation, SCAH now provides relief for homeless and insecurely housed people across the borough, including grants and starter packs for people starting new tenancies. […]

Birmingham and Solihull Women’s Aid Christmas appeal 2021

Christmas can be an incredibly stressful and emotional time for families who have experienced domestic abuse. You can help by supporting our Christmas Appeal Christmas Appeal – Be a Lilac Fairy Helper Each Christmas we make sure families we’re supporting have one less worry; we gather thoughtful and appropriate Christmas gifts ready to give to […]

The Hope Project – Supporting Survivors of Exploitation

The Hope Project is a new, free, independent support service run by Street Teams for survivors of exploitation in the Walsall area. Exploitation does not stop when a young person reaches 18. Exploiters exploit due to vulnerability, not age. The Hope Project is producing resources to help survivors get the support they need and want. […]

Christmas at the Black Country Food Bank

At BCFB we are so grateful to all of our donors who give so much to help those who are in crisis. The winter months bring their own financial pressures but this year with the added challenges of energy prices, the end of furlough, rising food prices and cuts to benefits many are going to […]

St Basil’s Live and Work Scheme

An innovative and Award winning project in Sandwell, offering Apprenticeships and affordable rents with support to any young person, whether they have been homeless or not.  Live and Work scheme Private rent prices are continuously rising which ultimately leads to young people finding it extremely hard to become independent. That’s where St Basil’s ‘Live and […]