Homeless or at risk news
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.
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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.