Welcome to SCAH and the work of Solihull Churches relating to homelessness.
Begun in 1993 when 'cardboard cities' were at their height, campaigning soon developed into practical action and over the years initiatives such as assisted housing for the young, a rent deposit scheme and furniture restoration have been part of SCAH's work.
Here you will find information regarding our current work and concerns. We invite your participation - your interest, becoming a SCAH Advocate, making a donation. We also invite your prayers for those with whom we work.
ACTION & ADVOCACY - a Christian response to homelessness
A statement and commitment by the Churches on 22nd January, Homelessness Sunday.
Statement and Signatories here
Supported Lodging Scheme seeks your participation
Home2Home seeks to provide short-term accommodation for young adults who would otherwise be homeless.
Do you have a spare room? See here for more details
Reporting Rough Sleepers
Please refer to the Solihull Rough Sleeper Protocol here
Some responses from recipients of our support:
Your generosity goes beyond the donations I was expecting. It has taken unbeiievable pressure off me. It will make such a difference to me and my children - enabling us to 'move on' quicker.
Thank you very much for the food parcel which is very much appreciated and very much needed.
We have been able to make a fresh start and build our home again. Things are starting to look up for us now.
Churches call for Benefit Sanctions Reform
The Methodist, Baptist and United Reformed Churches, along with the Church in Wales and the Church of Scotland and Church Action on Poverty have called for a reform of Benefit Sanctions. Their report can be downloaded here
More on the Action page
UPDATE on OUTREACH
April 2017 we provided assistance to 8 adults and 2 children at a cost of £2524
Cumulatively in 2017 - 45 adults and 25 children at a cost of £5238
We are very grateful for a generous donation of £1000 this month.
Six Bible studies produced by the Joint Public Issues Team of the URC, Methodist, Baptist Churches and the Church of Scotland in collaboration with Housing Justice to help churches offer practical support to those in housing crisis.
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