Solihull has very few people who regularly sleep rough. Figures have varied between two and six people sleeping rough on a single night over the last three years and those that do sleep rough are in regular contact with local outreach services. However, there are many more people who are at risk of sleeping rough.

Our support network is committed to providing food and provisions, helping people to find suitable accommodation, access medical treatment, address their wider health and wellbeing needs and ultimately support them to move towards a better future. 

 



The network that is hard at work

Change into Action is an Alternative Giving Scheme being piloted across Solihull, supporting specialist organisations and outreach services working to change the circumstances of rough sleepers and those at risk of becoming rough sleepers.

Some of the heroes behind the scenes
Without a network of specialist outreach and support teams and dedicated organisations working with vulnerable individuals, it is difficult for any help to make long term changes. Here are just some of the heroes behind the scenes and the work they do.


Solihull Integrated Addiction Services (SIAS)
The SIAS Vulnerable Housing Team works to identify individuals at risk of sleeping rough before crisis and provides outreach support to those who are rough sleeping, supporting individuals into suitable accommodation and co-ordinating vital health and well-being services.


Solihull Community Housing (SCH)
Solihull Community Housing (SCH) manages Solihull’s Housing Services on behalf of the Council. SCH also provides the borough’s homelessness service, ensuring prevention, relief and support is provided to anyone who is homeless or faced with homelessness.


St Basils
St. Basils works with young people aged 16-24 who are homeless or at risk of homelessness in Solihull, providing accommodation and specialist housing advice and home options support.


Solihull Churches Action on Homelessness (SCAH)
A local charity which supports those affected by homelessness, SCAH delivers local initiatives and funds home starter packs for vulnerable people moving into new tenancies.


Fry Accord
Fry Accord are working in Solihull to deliver support through Housing First, providing rough sleepers and those at risk of sleeping rough with secure tenancies and support delivered in their home or community.






Small change into big change

Change into Action is a partnership between Solihull Council, the Mayor of the West Midlands and the West Midlands Combined Authority aimed at designing out homelessness within this region. All donations are kindly received and held by Solihull Churches Action on Homelessness (SCAH) before being awarded to local services working with rough sleepers or those at risk of sleeping rough.



How you can help

Your donation will benefit a person sleeping rough or at risk of sleeping rough and help to improve services in Solihull. Trusted local charities, organisations and outreach services will identify additional activities that can really make a change to people’s personal circumstances and bid for funding from Change into Action.


Give your time

If you would like to give your time and be an active volunteer to help change the lives of vulnerable people, including those affected by homelessness, please visit do-it.org