Earlier this month Sam Lewis posted a great piece on Ember Television. Like many people, he has noticed the rising numbers of people in Birmingham who are sleeping rough (on the streets). In this article, he kindly featured information about SIFA Fireside, explaining how we help people off the streets. He also wrote about the numbers of people homelessness affects and how alarmingly they are increasing.
These figures portray the problem we all facing and it’s a very real social issue. But we would also like to remind you that the numbers represent actual people. Below are just a couple people’s stories that have come to us for help at SIFA Fireside: