Stop Loan Sharks Week 2024

Have you ever heard of loan sharks or illegal money lending?  Being a victim of illegal money lending, such as borrowing from loan sharks, can put you at risk of homelessness.  When people struggle to repay the high interest rates and fees charged by loan sharks, they may find themselves trapped in a cycle of […]

Exercise your right to vote in the West Midlands.

On 2 May 2024, people across the West Midlands are being invited to vote in the polls to elect A Mayor for the West Midlands Combined Authority A Police and Crime Commissioner for the West Midlands  Councillors within local authority areas of, Coventry, Dudley, Sandwell, Solihull, Walsall and Wolverhampton.  (In Selly Oak and Bournbrook in […]

Wolverhampton: Drop in number of rough sleepers on city’s streets

Wolverhampton has witnessed a significant reduction in its rough sleeper population, achieving one of its lowest levels ever as part of a concerted effort to ensure that no one is forced to spend the night outside or endure hunger within the city. The city council adopts a comprehensive, multi-agency strategy that has been effective in […]

Leap into Action: Wolverhampton’s Beacon of Hope

As it was leap day yesterday, we thought we would take a closer look at this peer to peer project at Good Shepherd Wolverhampton seeking to support people with a lived experience of homelessness. Wolverhampton, a city known for its resilience and community spirit, has witnessed the rise of an extraordinary initiative that’s transforming lives […]

Partnership Project Brings Historic Building Back To Life

An innovative new project involving the Good Shepherd, Wolves Foundation and the City of Wolverhampton Council has opened its doors at the historic Queen’s Building in the City Centre.     The Central Community Shop, a flagship store among a network of community shops the council has pioneered across the city, will offer residents of Wolverhampton the […]

Give Help Campaign launches in the West Midlands

The Street Support Give Help Campaign launches in the West Midlands Did you know today is #GivingTuesday ? It seems a perfect day to launch our Street Support West Midlands #GiveHelp campaign.  Organisations across the region have listed what they need, be it items, time, or funding to help prevent people from becoming homeless, or […]

Tackling homelessness – it’s everybody’s business

The WMCA Homelessness Task Force have shared their thoughts about why homelessness is everybody’s business. Read to find out how you can ‘Find Help’ and ‘Give Help’ To a lesser or greater extent, the cost of living crisis is affecting most of us on a daily basis with the cost of essentials like food, rent, […]

WMCA Rough Sleeping Initiative Regional Training Programme 2023-24

The West Midlands Combined Authority Rough Sleeping Initiative seeks to add value and complementary outcomes to the work of our Local Authority and wider partners. To build upon the good work established in recent years, we are delighted to share details about our new regional training programme. This exciting training offer is not open to […]

Good Shepherd announces new partnership community project in Wolverhampton

The Good Shepherd and Wolves Foundation have teamed up with the City of Wolverhampton Council to unveil plans for a ground-breaking new project at the historic Queen’s Building in the city centre.   The project will offer residents a venue offering a community shop with a difference, a café complete with charging points to stay connected […]