St Anne's Hostel Birmingham Blog

World Homeless Day: Meet The Residents

Today (10th October) marks World Homeless Day, when we recognise people living without homes around the world and pledge to help in some way. With this in mind, we wanted to highlight some of the wonderful stories from St Anne’s that show the amazing job our hard-working staff do everyday to make other people’s lives […]

St Anne’s Job Club With Socks&Chocs

A lot of people doing a little is better than a few people doing a lot. That’s the motto of ex-serviceman Ian Northcott (AKA the “Busking Bobby”). In 2010 he decided he wanted to do something to help the homeless people of Birmingham – and that’s where Socks & Chocs began. The charity gives essential items such as […]

Activities & Skills Sessions

A big part of being a resident at St Anne’s is the access to activities and skills sessions. These sessions provide our residents with the opportunity to develop skills they already have, but to also learn new skills that could help them in their journey towards getting away from a life of homelessness. They are […]

St Anne’s Art Gallery

At St Anne’s we put on a range of sessions for our residents to give them the chance to learn new skills or develop a talent. One particular session is our regular art class, which has shown us that many of our residents are really very talented artists. Luckily, many of these men are more […]

The Growing Project

We’re pleased to be collaborating with Grand Union to develop a public festival run by vulnerable and homeless people. This public programme will offer creative engagement and training opportunities to transform parts of the city through a city centre growing project. Since 2010, Grand Union have worked with and for local communities. Their work develops […]

We Are Hiring: Landlord Liaison Officer

We’re looking for a Landlord Liaison Officer to help us identify good quality and affordable private & social rented accommodation for homeless men. The role will involve engaging with reputable landlords into partnership working so we can provide safe and secure housing to those in need. You will also provide support to landlords in order […]

Park View Gets a Facelift from HSBC

On 14th May, we had members of staff from HSBC volunteering with us to help transform part of our Park View apartments. Here is a little explanation from them of why they wanted to come and give us some support: “The Bank is extremely keen for us to spend time giving something back to good […]

St Anne’s In New Film by Lloyds Bank Foundation

We are proud to be part of Lloyds Bank Foundation for England & Wales’ new film telling the story of 700 Small But Vital charities that are everyday lifelines for people with nowhere left to turn. The needs of charities like ours goes beyond the grants – it’s time to recognise the importance of developing […]