Why Homelessness? The three main reasons for having lost a settled home given by applicants for homelessness support from local councils are:
More comprehensive information can be found on the Shelter website below.
In Solihull it is St. Basil's which is working directly with young people who have had to leave the parental home. Issues with assured shorthold tenancies with private landlords are aggravated by a lack of social housing managed by Solihull Community Housing (SCH) on behalf of the Council. The work of Birmingham and Solihull Women's Aid (BSWA) highlights the acute needs of those who have suffered domestic violence and this often affects children too. Further information and advice can be obtained from the websites for these organisations are shown below: