CODES: mh: Mental health ah: Accommodation/housing advice ad: Advocacy a: Alcohol workers ac: Art classes b: Barber ba: Benefits advice bs: Bathroom/showers be: Bedding ca: Careers advice cl: Clothing store c: Counselling da: Debt advice dt: Dentist dw: Drugs workers et: Education/training ff: Food (free) f: Food fc: Foot care it: Internet access lf: Leisure facilities ls: Luggage storage ms: Medical/health md: Music/drama ne: Needle exchange ol: Outreach worker links ow: Outreach workers sh: Sexual health ts: Tenancy support la: Legal advice l: Laundry ef: Ex-forces eo: Ex-offenders sf: Step-free

Birmingham Christmas Shelter

St George?s Hub, Great Hampton Row (off Great Hampton Street), Newtown, Birmingham B19 3JG
07846 299336,
23 December to 28 December
Friday-Wednesday: 9am-9am (from 10am on 23 Dec to 10am on 28 Dec); Age 18+ mixed; Bed for up to 150; Dogs on a lead welcome Bus service 46/46a from Bull Street stops outside St George's. Buses 16, 74 and 79 stop in Great Hampton Street. CODES: AH, FF

Birmingham Churches Winter Night Shelter

01 January to 30 April
Monday-Sunday: 7pm-8am; Community of churches, organisations and individuals who provide hospitality, food and a bed for the night to up to 12 homeless men in Birmingham. Access is through referrals made by Sifa Fireside ( only. CODES: AH, BE, FF, FC, LF

Centrepoint Streets Project

The Warehouse 26R, Carters Green, West Bromwich B70 9LW
0871 717 7284, http://
Monday-Thursday: 10am-4pm; Support services for young people, asylum seekers and refugees, homeless and disadvantaged people. Soup kitchen and respite centre. CODES: AH, AD, CL, DA, FF, F

SIFA Fireside

48-52 Allcock Street, Birmingham B9 4DY
0121 766 1700,
Monday-Friday: 9am-1pm (nurses on Tues & Fri; chiropodist on Thurs) ; One-to-one help, accommodation and support for people dealing with alcohol issues; counselling; resettlement and tenancy support; training opportunities; help for people on probation. Help with making phone calls to benefit offices, utility companies, job centres, landlords, doctors etc. You can also get help accessing emergency accommodation. CODES: AH, A, AC, BA, BS, C, DA, ET, FF, MS, OW, TS

The Choir with No Name (Birmingham)

Carrs Lane Church Centre, Carrs Lane, Birmingham B4 7SX
07794 100938,
Thursday: 6:30pm-8:30pm (rehearsal and dinner); Choir for people who have experienced homelessness, with upcoming gigs around Birmingham and further afield. Free dinner after rehearsal each week. No prior singing experience or talent required! Women particularly welcome. CODES: FF, MD, LF

The Glebe Centre

Wednesbury Road, Walsall, Birmingham WS1 3RU
01922 625687,
Monday-Friday: 10am-2pm Alcohol Drinking Lounge 10am-3pm. ; The Glebe Centre is a multifunctional hub from where a variety of services are delivered that support vulnerable adults in Walsall. CODES: MH, AH, BA, BS, BE, CL, DT, ET, FF, F, IT, NE, SH

The Leaf Network

0844 586 5710,
Saturday: 6:30pm-7pm (outside Waterstone’s, corner of High St and New St, nr Bullring); Food and drink from a group of Muslims organisations (Islamic Society of Britain, Plain Islam, The Leaf Network and Unity FM) serving everyone in society. CODES: FF

Who is Hussain Birmingham

Tuesday: 7:30pm-8:30pm (hot meal, drinks, tea/coffee, biscuits, toiletries outside Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, Chamberlain Sq); Friday: 6:30pm-8pm (hot meal, drinks, tea/coffee, biscuits, clothing at SIFA Fireside, 48–52 Allcock St) ; We aim to inspire people through the timeless example of Hussain to give back in their local communities. This is a free food service for the displaced and a safe place for a chat. CODES: CL, FF

Wolverhampton Asylum Seeker Refugee Services (WARS)

1st Floor, Roma Parva Building, 9 Waterloo Road, Wolverhampton WV1 4NB
01902 311554, http://
Tuesday: 2pm-4:30pm (women-only advice); Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 10am-1pm; Monday, Thursday, Friday: 2pm-4:30pm (appointments) ; Helps asylum seekers and refugees in the areas of housing, education, employment, benefits and family reunion. Volunteering project gives asylum seekers and refuges a chance to improve their employment prospects by gaining valuable experience. CODES: AH, BA, CA, ET, FF

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