The West Midlands region covers: Birmingham, Solihull, Black Country, Coventry, Warwickshire, Staffordshire, Shropshire, Herefordshire and Worcestershire.

We have more than 25 members in the West Midlands including homelessness hostels, day centres and local authorities. Neelam Sunder is the main point of contact for members in this region.

Every year we ask the homelessness sector to tell us what’s happening in their communities. The results of our Survey of Needs and Provision 2012 told us that in the West Midlands:

  • there are 3 fewer projects since 2011
  • there are 261 more bed spaces since 2011
  • 53% of projects had decreased funding in 2011/12
  • the most common impact of funding decreases is reduced support for people with complex needs
  • the most reported gap in provision is housing for individuals to move on to

Neelam also works with a number of regional groups and networks to tackle homelessness is this region.

These Local Homelessness Statistics Tables and National Summary Table show the latest figures on homelessness.

Events in the West Midlands

From time to time Neelam hosts free seminars and learning events on issues and topics that aim to support local authorities and providers to improve service delivery.

Past events

15/1/13: No Second Night Out: Reconnecting Rough Sleepers. Presentations from the event:

Reconnecting Rough Sleepers
Reconnections in the London NSNO Hub
Reconnecting Outside of the UK    

For further information on this topic visit our reconnections webpage. As part of our Effective Action Guidance we have produced a reconnections guidance document. We have also developed a reconnection portal; this is a bank of resources for local authorities and other agencies involved in reconnecting rough sleepers to their home areas. It includes information on what reconnection is, good practice in how to do it well, template documents to support the process, and a search facility to help locate services in those home areas. It also features case studies from people who have been through the reconnection process.                                                                        

4/12/12: No Second Night Out: Accessing Emergency Accommodation. Presentations from the event:

Accessing Emergency Accommodation                                                                                         
NSNO in Cheshire                                                                                                                        
Accessing the PRS
Groupwork notes

8/11/12: No Second Night Out: The Role of Daycentres & Outreach. Presentations from the event:

Why NSNO?                                                                                                                                           
NSNO & The Daycentres Project                                                               
Whitechapel Centre - NSNO                                                                                                            
Brighter Futures - Street Outreach