Coping with housing insecurity

Having a safe, secure and warm place to live is one of the most basic things that we need to have a healthy life.

In 2021 the Birmingham Poverty Truth Commission is doing a specific focused exploration of the issues of housing and health inequalities and this will report in 2022/23 through the Creating a City Without Inequalities Forum.

There is a lot of support and advice available if you are facing issues with housing, these include:

There are also specific charities supporting people who are at risk of becoming homeless or currently homeless, these include:

  • Shelter – a national charity working on homeless
  • Homeless Link – a national charity working across homeless organisations
  • Crisis – a national charity working on homelessness with a base in Birmingham
  • St.Basils – a regional charity working specifically with young people on homelessness
  • Sifa Fireside – a Birmingham charity providing day services for homeless people
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