Homeless or at risk news
There's A Better Way campaign launched
‘There’s A Better Way’ campaign to tackle begging and promote giving launched at digital sites across the city
Birmingham reaches new deal to improve standards for homeless families
Birmingham City Council has today announced the start of a new partnership with Switch Hospitality Management (SWHM).
Brummie chefs come together for Big Birmingham Cook-A-Long in aid of homelessness scheme
Michelin-starred TV chef, Glynn Purnell, is teaming up with Birmingham City Council to host a virtual Cook-A-Long.
Birmingham launches private-rented sector housing scheme for homeless families
With the evictions ban now lifted, Birmingham City Council has launched a scheme that is set to help hundreds of people find affordable housing and support landlords in the private rented sector.
Birmingham set to receive almost £600k in support for rough sleepers
Following Birmingham’s success over the last year in supporting those rough sleeping across the city, the local authority has been granted an additional £595, 600 to continue its successful approach.
Birmingham City Council and Aston Villa Foundation host networking event for homeless sector
Today at Villa Park, Birmingham City Council and the Aston Villa Foundation hosted a conference to recognise the hard work being provided to those sleeping rough by faith and community organisations.
Cold weather provision for those sleeping rough
Cllr Sharon Thompson, cabinet member for homes and neighbourhoods, talks about helping rough sleepers in cold weather:
Councils pledge to help rough sleepers this winter
Local authorities across the West Midlands have pledged to work together to help rough sleepers this winter as part of a coordinated regional response.
Birmingham receives £711,000 to work with landlords to tackle homelessness
Birmingham City Council has been awarded £711,000 from the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) to work with the private-rented housing sector to prevent homelessness.
Birmingham City Council and Birmingham and Solihull Women’s Aid launch new hub to tackle domestic violence and homelessness
Today Birmingham City Council in partnership with Birmingham & Solihull Women’s Aid have opened a new domestic abuse hub that will provide support to those experiencing and fleeing domestic violence.
Birmingham’s lead on homelessness calls on government to urgently tackle policies to prevent homelessness
Cllr Sharon Thompson, has today called on government to put greater focus into the prevention of homelessness and to begin to tackle some of the policies which cause homelessness.
Housing Secretary James Brokenshire awards funding to West Midlands to reduce rough sleeping
The West Midlands is set to launch a new pilot to support rough sleepers off the streets and into affordable accommodation, Housing Secretary Rt Hon James Brokenshire MP has announced today.
The Homelessness Reduction Act 2017
Cabinet Member for Housing and Homes, Councillor Peter Griffiths, sets out what the new legislation means for the citizens of Birmingham.
Birmingham rough sleeper count
Figures released by the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) today reveal that during an evening count last Autumn there were 57 people sleeping rough in Birmingham.
Change into Action - new ways to help rough sleepers
An alternative giving campaign launched today (Friday 8 December) to help people sleeping rough in Birmingham.
Rough sleeper count
Around 50 volunteers took part in last night’s annual count of rough sleepers, checking Birmingham city centre and areas across the city.
Help us to help homeless people
People can find themselves without a home for many different reasons – end of their tenancy agreement, breakdown in family relationships, domestic abuse, money problems and poor health.