Homeless sculpture is ‘impossible to ignore’

Towering, hyper-real sculpture depicting homelessness unveiled by charity Crisis as research finds hundreds of thousands could be left homeless next year If you have been walking near the Bullring shopping centre and St Martin’s Church in Birmingham City Centre this past week you cannot have failed to notice this striking statue, Alex, which was located […]

No Recourse to Public Funds (NRPF) Conference

By Eliz Hopkins On Wednesday 19 October 2022 I had the privilege of attending the WMCA Homelessness Taskforce NRPF and Homelessness at Birmingham Symphony Hall. The conference promised to be an insightful day bringing partners together to consider and explore regional approaches to designing out homelessness for non-UK nationals with no recourse or restricted eligibility […]

Miss Macaroon Programme and open day

Macaroons that Make a Difference programme was developed as part of Miss Macaroon’s work as a Social Enterprise. The scheme offers support for long-term unemployed young people, aged 18-35 years old, who have certain disadvantages when it comes to gaining employment. For example, some trainees are ex-offenders. Others have had a history of mental health […]

Natalie Allen appointed as SIFA Fireside’s CEO

Natalie Allen, former Head of National Partnerships at Homeless Link has been appointed to the role of Chief Executive Officer at SIFA Fireside, the Birmingham charity that supports homeless and vulnerably housed individuals in leading happy, healthier lives. Natalie joins SIFA Fireside from Homeless Link, where she has been working as the Head of National […]

Free School Uniforms Across the West Midlands

The increase in the cost of living is at the forefront of everyone’s minds at the moment. Sadly, there are necessities that are no longer affordable for families, and this includes school uniforms.  A survey of about 1,000 UK parents by The Children’s Society suggested those with children in state schools spent on average £337 […]

Homeless Link Spring Conference: Accommodation Solutions

Homeless Link Spring Conference: Accommodation Solutions Homeless Link are the national membership charity for organisations working directly with people who become homeless in England. In March Homeless Link are hosting their Spring Conference in Birmingham. This will be an in-person event and a great opportunity to network with other organisations and charities within the homeless […]

Train-the-Trainer Offer

“Violence Against Women and Girls: Cause and Consequence of Women’s Homelessness” Train-the-Trainer Offer: RSVP in conjunction with Birmingham Community Safety Partnership are offering agencies the opportunity to attend ‘Train-the-Trainerr’ sessions for the training ‘Violence Against Women and Girls: Cause and Consequence of Women’s Homelessness’. This will be an opportunity for staff to develop their knowledge […]

Homelessness HUBS available in Birmingham

Did you know that as part of Birmingham City’s approach to ending homelessness, there are four commissioned services aimed at specific groups of people to provide specialised advice and support? Homelessness HUBS are available for young people aged 16-25 adults over the age of 25 women fleeing domestic violence and adults aged 18+ leaving custodial […]