Why Homelessness? The three main reasons for having lost a settled home given by applicants for homelessness support from local councils are:

  •  parents, friends or relatives unwilling or unable to accommodate them
  •  relationship breakdown (including domestic violence) 
  • loss of an assured shorthold tenancy.

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:

Debt Advice in Solihull: Christians Against Poverty (CAP) offer these services in Solihull - access by entering postcode on the CAP website below.
In addition there is considerable information on indebtedness and other issues associated with homelessness from Solihull Community Housing (SCH) - see SCH website below:
Housing/Homelessness Advice and Information: For details of further assistance with housing and homelessness please use the 'Housing Advice and Information' link below.
Housing Advice Leaflet for Churches.pdf