Drop In headline statistics

6 March 2017

Here’s a snapshot of our Drop In crisis support provided Monday 6th February 2017: 173 clients attended – one of our highest recorded attendances 15 showers (this is half the normal number due to works on the men’s showers) 86 breakfasts were provided to clients between 9am-10am 152 hot meals were served to clients at […]

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Insight: Client case study

6 March 2017

Ivan* arrived in the UK several years ago, and managed to secure employment and accommodation. This all changed when he met a couple who confined him in their home for nearly two years where he was exploited, abused, and forced to do house chores, etc. In May 2016 Ivan* managed to escape and ended up […]

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Changing Lives team: Supporting Women

6 March 2017

We are aware that only a relatively small number of women utilise our Drop In center services, and there are a number of reasons for this. Our Changing Lives team now offers a weekly session just for women, providing a safe and encouraging environment within which they can openly discuss matters that are concerning them. […]

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Corporate Support update

6 March 2017

Thank you, as always, to our corporate sponsors for all your support. There have been many creative fundraising events held over the last year including; a Christmas charity bike ride (complete with Santa outfits), bake offs and cake sales, Quiz nights, parties and raffles, Trekfest, marathons and skydives! We were delighted to be named charity […]

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Chief Executive departure

6 March 2017

It is with great sadness that we say goodbye to our Chief Executive Cath Gilliver at the end of April after 10 years of service. Over the last decade Cath has overseen the merger of SIFA and the Fireside Charity to form SIFA Fireside and the relocation to our new premises in Allcock St , […]

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Successful accreditation – Matrix Quality standard

6 March 2017

In January we were assessed for re-accreditation for the Matrix Quality Standard in relation to the Information, Advice & Guidance we deliver to our clients. We’re delighted to announce that we passed the assessment for re-accreditation with flying colours. Particular strengths identified included: our leadership and management; service delivery; the quality of our staff & […]

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Warm Winter appeal

6 March 2017

  We are absolutely thrilled and delighted to share that you have donated a whopping £13,851.65 to help us provide a ‘Warm Winter Welcome’ to people who are homeless in Birmingham this year. Thank you to everyone who donated, or spread the word, including those of you who took part in activities or sold things […]

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SIFA Fireside Client Toilet Refurbishment

2 December 2016

The client toilets and showers are in need of refurbishment, for the past five years they have been well used, in particular the gents to the point that the fixtures and fittings are in need of replacement and the environment in need of freshening up.

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Radio WM Sunny & Shay Show

2 December 2016

SIFA Fireside was delighted to host a live broadcast of the Sunny & Shay Show on November 22nd; as well as our staff, clients and volunteers, interviewees included Cllr Victoria Quinn and Jayne Power from Birmingham City Council’s Housing & Homes Oversight & Scrutiny Committee and Sue Cooke representing the Lloyd Bank Foundation. There was […]

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Client Stories

2 December 2016

SIFA Fireside deals with many different clients everyday. Each of these clients have their own needs and requirements. This article has just two of our client stories which we hope you will find interesting.

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