We are very grateful to the many organisations and individuals who have contributed money to iShelter and Tabor House, including:
- The Brian Shaw Memorial Trust
- Mazars Charitable Trust
- The Swire Charitable Trust
- The Eveson Charitable Trust
- The Richard Cadbury Charitable Trust
- CHK Charities Limited
- Forward Housing Association
- Clothworkers Foundation
- The Grimmitt Trust
- The Cole Charitable Trust
- 29th May 1961 Charitable Trust
You only have to walk the streets of Birmingham to see that homelessness is an issue that is all too common.
Figures show that in the six years between 2010 and 2016, the numbers of people experiencing homelessness in Birmingham increased six-fold.
Birmingham City Council’s most recent Rough Sleepers Count saw estimates of over 200 people sleeping rough in the city centre alone. The Covid-19 pandemic has changed the landscape, with all rough sleepers offered accommodation at the start of lockdown to prevent them from getting the disease. Many moved into temporary shelters and accommodation and, have since, been supported into more permanent living arrangements. However, a number of rough sleepers are still out on the streets and we also estimate that these figures will increase as funding ends in certain areas and the true effects of the pandemic are felt across the UK.
Tabor House is an accommodation project based in Birmingham for people experiencing homelessness, and is a direct response to this problem. Working alongside individuals experiencing homelessness and services providing support, Tabor House aims to directly reduce the number of people living on the streets of Birmingham.