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, 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 to change the circumstances of rough sleepers.

Change into Action  is a partnership between Birmingham City Council, the Mayor of the West Midlands and the West Midlands Combined Authority aimed at addressing rough sleeping. All donations are kindly received and held by Birmingham Voluntary Services  Council (BVSC) before being assigned to individual needs.

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.

 

Wheel showcasing Change into Action supporters

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, meals, showers and clothes.


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


The Street Intervention Team (SIT)
Working day and night, Birmingham City Council’s SIT attends to rough sleepers, providing a range of support from health services to accommodation.


Crisis Skylight Birmingham
Crisis Skylight Birmingham provides services that aim to end individuals’ homelessness. Their delivery model is largely outreach, working with partners at their venues and community locations; coupled with some small delivery onsite at their base in Digbeth. Staff specialise in housing and employment support, removing barriers that are preventing a route out of homelessness


West Midland Police
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.


BVSC
Birmingham Voluntary Services Council exists to help people build and benefit from a fair and equitable Birmingham. They work to create an environment where organisations and community groups can pursue their aims and thrive. They achieve this by providing practical support, demonstrating strong leadership and by forging alliances with key strategic partners across the city.




Small change into big change

Directing your care through our expert teams targets help to maximise its impact.

Show you care in two ways:


Making the change

See how your genorosity has helped
to turn lives around in Birmingham



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