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Burnt out mattress, 11th July 

11 Jul 18

Homeless people burnt a mattress out on the upper level car park of wilton market new Street entrance b236rp Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 67 High Street, Erdington Report on FixMyStreet…

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Acocks Green Foodbank Call Out 

3 Jul 18

This is a message from our friends at Acocks Green Foodbank “During the last two months the local Acocks Green Foodbank helped over 200 people, in some desperate situations from single men who are homeless with no income at all, to families with …

Warning over £8 billion funding gap for social care and help for the homeless 

3 Jul 18

UK council chiefs issue major warning ahead of their conference Birmingham…

Homeless people sleeping on the street, 2nd July 

2 Jul 18

On Moor Street by 50 bus stop 2 homeless people sleeping, its trip hazard Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): Birmingham Moor Street Station Moor Street Queensway, Birmingham Report on FixMyStreet…

Scandal of Birmingham’s hidden homeless as families forced into temporary housing 

2 Jul 18

A growing number of people battling a chaotic and complex housing system are being forced into hotels and BBs…

Huge rise in homelessness and demand for temporary housing in Solihull 

29 Jun 18

NEARLY 200 households approached Solihull council for temporary accommodation this March amid a national homelessness crisis – more than double the rate in the same month last year.

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Micro Rainbow International: Housing and Moving On Support for LGBTI Asylum Seekers and Refugees 

27 Jun 18

Are you a lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans or intersex (LGBTI) Asylum Seeker or Refugee? Are you homeless, in need of housing or moving on support? Are you based in the Birmingham area? If yes, come and see us! MRI provides temporary, safe accommodation…

Number of homeless families trapped in bed and breakfast accommodation has doubled 

27 Jun 18

New official figures show 574 Birmingham households classed as homeless have been placed in bed and breakfasts by the city council…

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Speech: Homelessness Prevention Strategy launch 

22 Jun 18

A new speech on Homelessness issued by the Leader of Birmingham.

The Birmingham children spending half a year living in B&Bs 

18 Jun 18

It is unlawful for local authorities to house homeless families with children or someone who is pregnant in BB accommodation for more than six weeks…

Sutton Coldfield Food Festival hailed a success as hundreds flock to town 

15 Jun 18

One stallholder, Tasty Pig, received special praise for feeding the homeless…

Foodies Festival, 22 Jun 2018 – 24 Jun 2018 

13 Jun 18

22 Jun 2018 – 24 Jun 2018 – Community at Cannon Hill Park (suitable for under 18s) Each three-day event will celebrate live music into the night on the newly launched stage with performances from much-loved headliner Toploader, power pop rock group …

Homelessness could be ‘wiped’ from Birmingham in a decade, according to Crisis charity 

11 Jun 18

There are almost 4,000 households classed as homeless in Birmingham…

Homeless families are living in Travelodges across Birmingham as city is gripped by a housing crisis 

10 Jun 18

Birmingham City Council bosses are housing people in hotels across the city…

Gym owner claims police told him to ‘stop helping’ the homeless lady in the underpass 

9 Jun 18

Julie has been removed from the Sheldon subway…

Solihull dog rescue charity invites residents to help homeless hounds 

8 Jun 18

A SOLIHULL dog rescue charity is inviting people to help homeless hounds by offering foster homes.

Inspirational 10k runners pledge to go one step further at the Simplyhealth Great Birmingham Run 

5 Jun 18

Homeless charity boss and runner who dropped six stone are gearing up for the Midlands’ biggest half marathon…

Homeless Julie and partner ‘removed’ by police from Coventry Road underpass 

4 Jun 18

Julie has been living in the Sheldon underpass since the beginning of this year…

‘Around 30’ homeless families are living in the M5 Travelodge due to Birmingham Council’s ‘housing crisis’ 

2 Jun 18

Families of five are living out of one room at the hotel at Frankley Services…

What happened to these homeless people in Birmingham? A look back on some of the city’s rough sleepers 

29 May 18

What happened next for the homeless people living on the city streets…

More than 150 homeless people in Birmingham to get shelter in former care home 

25 May 18

The council then aims to re-house them permanently within two months…

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Mayor launches Faith Action Plan 

23 May 18

Faiths unite to help Mayor tackle key issues.

This disused care home could put up 55 homeless Birmingham families 

23 May 18

Plans to convert Magnolia House in Highgate earmarked for approval…

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Friends House 

20 May 18

The Society of Friends or Quakers run a cafe over the road fro Euston Station in London.

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Hilden Charitable Funds 

14 May 18

The Hilden Charitable Fund is open for applications.