World Homeless & World Mental Health Day; October 10th

2 December 2016

We were pleased to celebrate at SIFA Fireside in partnership with Birmingham & Solihull Mental Health Trust who kindly sponsored our clients’ lunch that day.  The event included speeches from John Short (BSMHFT CEO), Jess Phillips (MP for Yardley), Steve Robertson (Big Issue CEO) & our own CEO, Cath Gilliver.

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Aid for Humanity Gala Dinner

25 November 2016

We had a great time at Aid for Humanity’s Gala Dinner on November 12th at Second City Suites in Digbeth and were delighted that all the money raised (over £6000) was split equally between SIFA Fireside and St Basils.

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Visit from Fatman Scoop

10 October 2016

  On Friday 23rd of September we were really excited to welcome hip-hop star, Fatman Scoop. Fatman Scoop took time out of his busy schedule, joining us at our Drop In centre for our Friday Evening service, where we open to provide food and drinks for people who are homeless or vulnerably housed, immediately before going […]

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Forthcoming Events

20 July 2016
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As usual we have a number of exciting events to look forward to.  Here are just a few of our upcoming events and details about how you can get involved. Trekfest – Peak District – 3rd and 4th September The Peak District is stunning and more than lives up to its reputation as one of Britain’s […]

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Meet our clients

20 July 2016
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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 […]

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An update on our corporate supporters

20 July 2016
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We have been overwhelmed by the generosity of local businesses, who tell us that they can see the growing number of people who are sleeping on the streets in and around Birmingham and they want to help.  It’s great to see so many businesses proactively responding to a real need in the community, and as […]

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Gayle’s Story

12 July 2016
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Gayle has volunteered for us for two years.  She has previously suffered from addictions and is on her recovery journey. She was staying in a shared house and feeling bored so decide to look for opportunities to volunteer at organisations connected to homelessness and recovery. She arrived at SIFA Fireside and said her first impression […]

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Well done to our award winners!

12 July 2016

Congratulations and well done to our BVSC Volunteer Award winners.  This year, during volunteers week, BVSC held their annual volunteer awards at Blakesley Hall.  We were delighted that our very own ‘Birmingham Teapot Fund’ were awarded the BVSC Volunteer Team of the Year Award and that Sister Rose was runner-up in the Over 50’s Volunteer […]

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Marcin’s Story

8 July 2016
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We would just like to start by thanking Marcin for sharing his story with us. By sharing his story we want you to see the person behind the statistic. Marcin was born in Poland and grew up there until he finished Vocational School and joined the army. He served in the Army for three and a […]

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Volunteer thank you event hosted by 1847

7 July 2016

On the 21st June 2016, the vegetarian restaurant, 1847, hosted a wonderful event in Birmingham Great Western Arcade. This evening celebration was to thank our volunteers for all their dedication and hard work over the year. Volunteers are vital in helping us to deliver our services, supporting people who are homeless or vulnerably housed and […]

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