Birmingham Homeless Outreach charity number 1169217
Our aim Is Raise funds, to re - renovate a derelict building inside and out, that as been empty for 10 years. Were going to take other the building in Birmingham city center. Witch will house other 600 homeless people, taking them of the streets of Birmingham. A 24-hour homeless center Were we well provide food and shelter. We aim to also provide assistance with benefit claims, welfare, employment advice and support with medical issues. Help and support with many issues like mental health, drug addiction, and alcoholism, to anyone experiencing homelessness. We are going to need funds for beds, washing machines, new roof, partitions for dormitories, many different building materials, new walls and floors, complete fire and alarm system and many more costs along the way.
The real facts of how many people we have living on the streets of Birmingham told from a charity that have been on the streets of Birmingham every single day, 365 days a year for the last 7 years feeding the homeless. Four years ago the figure was roughly 400 people with in the last 7 years the total amount as increased. The amount of homeless on the streets of Birmingham, today on October 2016, 1,500 homeless people.
We are Birmingham Homeless Outreach (BHO), a small charity a group of volunteers who have come together to help the
homeless by giving them food & drinks, clothes, sleeping bags and other items that have very kindly been donated to the team.
The outreach charity was founded by Rik James 7 years ago. Rik and his Homeless Outreach team have been feeding the homeless for a total of 20 years in city’s up and down the country. And are out every single day of the year.
We ask the local community for donations of clothes, sleeping bags, blankets, toiletries etc to hand out; anything that can be used by homeless people on the streets is greatly received. The team is out looking daily for the people who are sleeping rough to give them sandwiches, hot drinks and any other items that have been donated. Donating these items direct to charities such as our self’s is the safer way for homeless people to get what they really need on the streets. Not Giving them money is feeding their habits. Buy giving them food, clothes your helping more. And given a homeless person 15 minutes of your time to chat is priceless.
Rik as had this idea of taking other a building in Birmingham for a few years now. After having a interview at the begging of the year with a labor MP Leader John Clancy. Rik and the outreach charity were promised to have a meeting in regards to getting a building witch will support and house the homeless. As you have all ready worked out buy now, no meeting as been organized and nothing as been done to support the homeless in Birmingham. A loud of hot air broken promises from yet more story telling politicians. Truth is Birmingham Outreach Charity are sick to the back teeth of politicians and broken promises. While real people are living on the streets of England with no food and nobody to help them. 1500 people to be proses in Birmingham alone.
A long-term solutions is needed. There is an immediate and desperate need to bring any relief we can to those sleeping on our streets. And we have decided as a charity that awareness of the homelessness in our cities is practically non-existent. The problems just getting pushed out of the way and not dealt with. Funding not coming from governments to help these people, the most vulnerable in our sir city. It’s the year 2016 and we still have people living on the streets. Hundreds of thousands up and down the country, the forgotten people. Its time to take matters into our own hands, its time for us to make a stand and if we don’t this problem is going to get out of hand.
Rik and the team at Birmingham outreach have decided on the building in witch they are going to take other. This building as been empty for ten years. They have checked with land registration of the building and they haven’t found any think. They have spoke to the police regarding Birmingham out reach taking other the building, and in there words its desperately needed. They see this as a good idea helping our homeless family, As no body else seems to want to do any think Regarding the homeless and would rather brush them under the carpet.
Rik is a very persistent man and as decided its going to happen. Rik truly no’s what’s it is like to live on the streets. Being homeless him self for a total of 3 years before he set up the charity. This gives him the dedications and complete empathy to be on them streets every night helping the homeless, he realizes how important help is for the homeless.
So as governments don’t want to help were going in and taking other. Making a stance for the people that need it. To make changes in this world we have to step and make them.
Were doing the dirty work and all were asking from you is to help us with the funding of the project. We are planning on making a complete documentary covering the hole of the event from, taking other the building to fixing the building, two the finishing and opening of the building. All of our backers and helpers will be credited with in the building and will be asked to be apart of the opening of the building and documentary. Anonyms backers will be thanked with a letter and will not have to be apart of documentary if they choice.