Birmingham

St Basils Pop Up Shop Launches in Birmingham

Last month on 22 April 2024, the charity St Basils, which helps young people between 16 – 25 who are experiencing homelessness, opened its first-ever pop-up vintage shop in the Great Western Arcade, Birmingham, all thanks to a big donation from the Arcade itself. They are selling some cool vintage clothes, sports gear, and trainers. […]

Fairer Futures funds end of life training

Talking about end-of-life care with someone experiencing homelessness is important for several reasons.  Firstly, like anyone else, individuals experiencing homelessness have the right to make informed decisions about their end-of-life care, yet they might not have easy access to the information or support needed to make these decisions. By discussing end-of-life care, we ensure their […]

Can You Help Feed Birmingham?

By Alice Rosenthal Communications Officer The Active Wellbeing Society There has been a welcome move in recent years to combat food waste, and to make sure any leftovers go to feed bellies, not bins. This is something we are fully behind at the Active Wellbeing Society, we use surplus food in our cafes and our […]

Summer campaign reminds people that Homelessness Doesn’t Take a Holiday

By Robb Sheppard Communications Officer, SIFA Fireside (reproduced with permission)   It’s a sad truth that while the festive season often inspires acts of kindness towards vulnerable people, the same cannot always be said for the warmer months. But SIFA Fireside, the Birmingham support service for those experiencing homelessness, is addressing this issue head-on. They […]

Crisis Skylight Birmingham Service Update Aug 2023

New ways of Working at Crisis Skylight Birmingham Following the introduction of a new approach to supporting members, Crisis Skylight Birmingham now have Engagement & Assessment, Strengths & Assets Coaches and Lead Workers.  Matt Green, Skylight Director says “For 13 years our staff and volunteers have delivered life changing work with members and now my […]

SIFA Fireside remodels Support Centre for people experiencing homelessness in Birmingham.

SIFA Fireside, the Birmingham homelessness charity, has remodelled its support services in response to the changing needs of people experiencing or at risk of homelessness in Birmingham. As always, homeless and vulnerably housed adults over the age of 25 will all be welcome at SIFA Fireside’s Support Centre: individuals who are rough sleeping or in […]

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 […]