SIFA Fireside has provided support for vulnerably-housed and homeless adults over 25 for nearly 40-years and are the main homeless day service in Birmingham. We aim to reduce homelessness, increase social inclusion, increase life-skills, improve health, improve employment potential and reduce offending.
To do this, we operate a daily drop in offering practical assistance to rough-sleepers and those in immediate crisis. This includes hot meals, clothing, shower and laundry facilities, post address and safe document storage. We also collocate with Birmingham City Council’s Housing Options which means that individuals who are owed a duty under the Homelessness Reduction Act have immediate access to this service in a safe, trusted space.
Our resettlement service helps clients to maintain their recovery. This includes money management, debt and welfare benefits advice, employment, training and arts-based initiatives. We have specific workstreams that assist the most vulnerable individuals like those who have no statutory entitlement to benefits or homelessness support, women and individuals who have been subjected to modern slavery and exploitation.
The Adult Support Hub (ASH) is a commissioned prevention focused service that keeps people in their tenancies and reduces the risk of crisis. We support vulnerable adults in precarious housing situations with any area where they may need help. This can include support with accessing services in the local community, mental health, access to drug and alcohol recovery services, advocacy, landlord liaison.
The services we provide are unique and inclusive, allowing clients to stay healthy, supported, independent and housed.
SIFA Fireside is underpinned by four key values: