Have your say on the homeless and housing advice service

By on 06/01/2016 in Cllr Cotton, News

Anyone with an interest in homelessness and housing advice is invited to attend one of four public consultation meetings this month.

Following the success of the Youth Hub – a specialist homeless service for single young people under 25 years old – the council is proposing to reduce the number of Housing Advice Centres and pool the resources in order to create one centre of excellence for homelessness and housing advice for the over 25s.  The meetings in January will form part of the public consultation on these proposals.

Meetings, which will each start with a 15 minute introduction, are as follows –

  • Monday 11 January, 10am – 12.30pm, Room B, Sparkbrook Community Centre, 34 Grantham Road, Sparkbrook, B11 1LU.
  • Monday 11 January, 2 – 4.30pm, Northfield Baptist Church, 789 Bristol Road South, B31 2NQ.
  • Monday 18 January, 10am – 12.30pm, YMCA, The Coppice, 300 Reservoir Road, Erdington, B23 6DB.
  • Monday 18 January, 2 – 4.30pm, Community Hall, St Lukes Church Centre, Great Colemore Street, Lee Bank, B15 2AT.

Pre-booking is not essential but people can book places by emailing andrew.j.clarke@birmingham.gov.uk with their name, and the date and venue of the meeting they would like to attend.

The online consultation will remain open for feedback until 21 January – see https://www.birminghambeheard.org.uk/people-1/housingadviceservice for more information.

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For further media information contact Press and PR Officer Debbie Harrison on 303 4476.

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