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Hot Food and Clothing

Most day centres have some element of open access, and many combine this with more structured support particularly focusing on homeless individuals but also supporting those with chaotic and unstable accommodation.

Day centres open welcome restbite and access to vital services which may include things like: hot breakfast and lunch, showers, laundry, clothing, a quiet room, hairdressing, GPs, mental health care, a mental health team, podiatrist, optician, pastoral care, befriending. They also often provide advice on how to access: night shelters, hostels, benefits, identification documents, form filling, debt counselling, entitlements, finding appropriate help.

For general advice visit or contact the free Shelter Helpline on 0808 800 4444

The Albert Street Project (B4):

The Albert Street Project have a dedicated team who meet on Albert Street every Wednesday, they setup tables and supply food, drinks and a friendly face. Food packs are made up by the volunteers and handed out. 

Birmingham City Mission (B9):

The Birmingham City Mission provides services for homeless and disadvantaged people. Free food, clothing, meals, general advice and emotional support. Furniture store with clothes and household items. Mobile advice services.

They also visit elderly, housebound people offering practical help and spiritual advice, and run lunch clubs for elderly people.

For more information

Coventry Vineyard

Free breakfast 1st Sunday of the month, 10:30-11:30am at Sidney Stringer Academy cafe.

Growbaby (baby items) ( Open Fridays 1 Mill Street during term time at 10.30 -12. We recycle nearly-new clothes, toys and equipment to help families in need with Children under 5. This is regardless of income, background or faith; no referral is needed and all items are free! We want to build community and relationships to support young families as well as providing them with clothes and equipment. We also want to empower those we help by asking them to be part of the solution, so we ask them to recycle their under 5s kit with us when it is no longer needed. Visit for more information.

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