West Midlands

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 […]

Black Country Foodbank – Recipe Bag Initiative

The Black Country Foodbank recently launched an initiative in the Sandwell area. Receipe Bags use the ambient food in the food parcels to create appetising and healthy meals. The recipe bag contains ALL the ingredients needed to cook a nutritional meal along with a step-by-step instruction recipe card, and a QR code which opens a […]

Rough Sleeping Strategy Workshops – Coventry

Rough Sleeping Strategy Workshops 2 March 2022 2pm-4pm 4 March 2022 2pm-4pm Methodist Central Hall Warwick Ln Coventry CV1 2HA    Following on from recent questionnaires in relation to reviewing the rough sleeping strategy, Coventry City Council Housing & Homelessness team will be holding two workshops. Both service providers and service users are invited to […]

Award for P3 Wolverhampton Hospital Discharge Team

The winners of this year’s Homelessness Awards were announced on 2 December 2021 at an online celebratory event. More than 100 people tuned in to see the winners unveiled at a virtual event to celebrate the very best of innovative and impactful organisations and projects making a difference towards ending homelessness and achieving positive futures […]

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 […]

Intro to Coventry Citizens Advice

Coventry Citizens Advice makes changes to its advice model in anticipation of an increase in demand for independent advice services Coventry Citizens Advice (CCA) has changed the way that people can access its advice services, in anticipation of a predicted increase in demand, by transitioning to a ‘telephone first’ model. This was trialed in March […]

The Integrate Coventry Project

The Integrate Coventry project led by Coventry Refugee and Migrant Centre is open and accepting referrals. We help Third Country Nationals to rebuild their lives in safety, become fully self-sufficient and establish themselves within the wider community in Coventry. We work in partnership with FWT, VAC, Belgrade Theatre and City of Culture to offer a […]