Progress is continuing to be made on tackling homelessness, including for the most vulnerable. I have championed a “Housing First” approach, which prioritises getting people into a home and then helping them with their other problems.
West Midlands Mayor Andy Street says Solihull is leading the way in dealing with homelessness thanks to a pioneering scheme which is ensuring donations from kind locals make a real difference in the borough.
Last night I attended The Growing Project's Harvest Dinner, to celebrate the first harvest from the community project in Birmingham. Thanks to Grand Union, St Anne's Accommodation ,Crisis , SIFA Fireside and The Warehouse Cafe for creating such a great community action project ??
Homelessness remains an incredibly complex issue and we must all work together to try and tackle it. That's why I set up the Homelessness Taskforce, to put forward a plan to add value to the work the region is already doing to address the problem.
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