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Your change is being put into action for Rough Sleepers.

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Rough Sleeping in the
West Midlands

The number of people sleeping rough on our streets has increased 157% over the last 3 years.

The knock on effect is increased pressure on the support network that helps rough sleepers, teams that are committed to working with individuals to provide accommodation, hot meals, medical treatment and ultimately a better future.

That’s why we invite you to join us in working together so that every member of the community can turn small change into big change.

The Network That Is
Hard At Work

Change Into Action is an Alternative Giving Scheme being piloted across Birmingham, supporting specialist charities and street teams working to change the circumstances of rough sleepers.

Some of the heroes behind the scenes

Without a network of specialist street teams and dedicated charities, 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.

The Street Intervention Team

Working day and night, Birmingham City Council's SIT attends to rough sleepers, providing a range of support from health services to accommodation.

St Basils

St Basils works with young people aged 16-25 who are homeless or at risk of homelessness, helping over 5000 young people every year.

SIFA Fireside

Works with vulnerable adults experiencing homelessness or who are vulnerably housed, providing daily drop-in services provide meals, showers and clothes.

Midland Heart

A leading housing organisation, delivering homes and services across the Midlands that enable people to live independently.

Are you putting change into action?

If you are working with people who sleep rough and wish to apply for money, please contact us.

Change Into Action is a partnership between Birmingham City Council and the Mayor’s Homelessness Task Force aimed at addressing rough sleeping across the West Midlands. All donations are kindly received and held by BVSC before being assigned to individual needs.

Turn change into action now by donating online OR texting BHAM18 followed by your donation amount (BHAM18 £5) to 70070

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.