The number of people sleeping rough on our streets has increased significantly in recent years.

The knock on effect is increased pressure on the support network that helps rough sleepers. This includes 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 supporting specialist charities and street teams working directly with rough sleepers or people who are at risk of sleeping rough to change their circumstances.  

All donations are kindly received and held by Feeding Coventry, before being allocated to individual needs.

Your donation will personally benefit a person sleeping rough. Trusted local charities, organisations and street teams will help rough sleepers to identify those things that can really make a change to their personal circumstances, they will then receive and make use of those funds.

The Rough Sleeping Team provide targeted street outreach across the city. They seek to engage rough sleepers and understand their barriers. They work with multiple partners in Coventry, to find ways to support rough sleepers into accommodation, helping them deal with their issues and removing the barriers to having their own home.

Coventry Refugee and Migrant Centre (CRMC) welcomes and empowers asylum seekers, refugees and other migrants in Coventry to rebuild their lives and achieve their potential.

Brighter Futures is delivering Housing First in Coventry. The Housing First model represents a significant departure from traditional ‘linear’ models for provision of housing for homeless people with multiple and complex needs. It places individuals directly into independent tenancies with no requirement to progress through transitional housing programmes.

ARC - Steps For Change are a team of experts by experience who offer a drop-in service to support people who are homeless and who have multiple or complex needs.

Coventry BID is a partnership between the businesses located within the ring road of Coventry city centre. They promote, develop and boost the city centre.

The Salvation Army is dedicated to supporting people who rough sleep to help them move into safety and accommodation. 

West Midlands Police is the second largest police force in the country, covering an area of 348 square miles and serving a population of almost 2.8 million. Preventing crime, protecting the public and helping those in need is their vision.

Crisis is dedicated to ending homelessness. The services they provide are carefully informed through decades of experience of working with homeless people, and research carried out over the years. This research is driven by knowledge from working side-by-side with homeless people every day. This influences Crisis' campaign to end homelessness.

Coventry Cyrenians provide individualised support to promote and enhance the life chances of people in Coventry and Warwickshire who are homeless, or at risk of homelessness, and empower them to live as independently as possible. The traditional view of homelessness has tended to focus on negative stereotypes. Coventry Cyrenians aim to help people to rebuild their lives.

Coventry Jesus Centre work with homeless, vulnerably housed and socially isolated people who are accessing their services to help them lead more fulfilling and sustainable lives.

Feeding Coventry is an independent charity working towards a hunger free city. Established in 2017, they were founded on a broad partnership invested in ending food poverty and building resilience.

Street Support Network works to connect people and organisations to support those who need it the most. Street Support West Midlands can help you to find help, give help and learn about homelessness.

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Small change into big change 

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