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Crisis Comedy night raises over £10k in Birmingham Homelessness Charity Event

Some of the biggest names in comedy and light entertainment converged on Birmingham’s Glee Club in January to help raise money for Crisis UK at their annual Crisis At Christmas Comedy night. The Crisis at Christmas comedy night at the Glee in Birmingham is an annual event coordinated by Uzma Shaheen, West Midlands Regional Fundraising […]

Free training opportunities for Dudley residents

Free training opportunities for Dudley residents Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council Adult and Community Learning service, in partnership with West Midlands Combined Authority have launched three new free Digital Skills training for adult residents in the Dudley locality. The Adult and Community Learning service provides learning opportunities for adults and families in the Dudley borough. If […]

Street Support Network Greater Manchester launch new ‘Advice for Families’

At the start of 2020, emphasis focused on people sleeping rough in Greater Manchester prompted us to look at how homelessness affects families. The Shared Health Foundation Gold Standard report estimated: 2,742 children were living in temporary accommodation in Greater Manchester; Two years is considered an average ‘temporary’ placement; The number of homeless families in […]

Regional winter plan pledges to protect rough sleepers

Local authorities from across the West Midlands have joined to help rough sleepers as they battle the harsh winter weather and ongoing challenges caused by the pandemic. The West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA), the Homelessness Taskforce, and partners from the public, private and voluntary sectors, have set out a joint winter plan with the aim […]

Caversham Road Modular Housing, Reading Gives 40 Rough Sleepers a Home This Christmas

40 people who have previously been sleeping rough will enjoy Christmas in their own homes this year thanks to the completion of the Reading Borough Council’s innovative modular homes development on Caversham Road.    The Council’s partner, homeless charity St Mungo’s will provide 24/7 wraparound intensive support for residents, helping with any issues that they may experience. Residents are also encouraged […]

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 […]

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. Steve Terry from the Council is asking for volunteers for […]

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. […]