Articles

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 […]

Tap and donate to make a real difference to people sleeping rough this festive period

A scheme which makes it easy for people to donate money to support local people experiencing homelessness, is being expanded in the run up to Christmas. The ‘Change for Good’ initiative, which enables people to give £3 just by tapping their bank cards at specially installed ‘giving points’, is expanding out to Poole and Christchurch. […]

Mobile Advice Units Take Citizens Advice to Walsall’s Communities

Citizens Advice Sandwell & Walsall were awarded a grant from the Enhancing Community Support  from the British Gas energy trust in October 2021. The grant will fund the operating costs of a mobile advice unit called CASPER (Citizens Advice Supporting People’s Economic Recovery) ensuring money and energy advice services can be delivered in the heart […]

New flyers in 6 languages

In Brighton & Hove, the launch of Street Support has been accompanied by A5 double sided flyers and business cards, both explaining Street Support – Brighton & Hove and both for network members and especially for their service users.  It’s been important to the steering group to ensure as many people as possible can access Street Support […]

Recovery is for Everyone

The Good Shepherd in Wolverhampton is well known as a charity which, thanks to the generosity of the public and fundraisers, provides a daily supply of food to individuals and families from the city who are suffering from poverty. But, especially in recent years, the Good Shepherd, based opposite Molineux football stadium on Waterloo Road, […]

Coventry’s First Arts and Homelessness Festival

Arts and creativity can shine in the darkest of times. It can bring people together and provides opportunity for expression when other parts of life are challenging. Join us for a week-long celebration of arts and homelessness projects in Coventry, created and co-produced by people who have current or previous lived experience of homelessness. The […]