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Poverty (including housing)

Support to Success brings together, in one place, local advice and support available to help people to be successful in 6 key areas:

  • Getting healthier
  • Getting into work
  • Getting a bank account
  • Getting online
  • Getting help with debt
  • Get budgeting

More information is available from the Council’s website.

Solihull Community Housing manages the housing service on behalf of Solihull Council. The Council still owns the properties and is the landlord. But housing services are delivered by SCH. Tel: 0121 717 1515

Sanctuary is one of the largest social landlords in the country and they provide many types of housing for a wide range of people. Tel: 0800 288 9782

Bromford offer a range of services for young people and young families including accommodation and support services.

Waterloo Housing Group provides and builds social housing and affordable new homes across the Midlands and Lincolnshire. Tel: 0800 435016

St Basils work with young people aged 16-25 who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.

The Money Advice website provides information on benefits, budgeting and other money related issues.

Young children

Solihull Family Information Service (including Children’s Centres)

Solihull Family Information Service aims to provide a one-stop point of access for all information relating to children, young people and families, including advice on Childcare and details of local Children’s Centres.

The NHS Information Service for Parents provides general information and advice on health issues. http://www.nhs.uk/start4life

Parental experiences

National Association for People Abused in Childhood (NAPAC)

NAPAC provide a range of services which offer direct support to adult survivors of a range of abuse including physical, sexual, emotional or ritual, or the result of neglect.

Tel. Helpline: 0808 801 0331

Family members with criminal convictions

i-HOP is a one-stop information and advice service to support all professionals in working with children and families of offenders, bringing together useful information in one place

Early parenthood

Gingerbread gives advice and support to single parents including specific information for dads and teenage parents.

The Single Parent Action Network website is an information site for anyone who is raising children on their own, whether through relationship breakup, illness, bereavement, work commitments or choice.

Family Lives are a charity who provides support to parents/carers to achieve the best relationship possible with the children that they care about, as well as supporting parenting professionals. They provide a 24 hour helpline, extensive advice on their website, live chat services, befriending services, and parenting/relationship support groups. This includes specific support for young parents.

Tel: 0808 800 2222

Updates and changes

Updated

These pages are updated regularly and should be used as the main source of information.  Printed versions should be used with care as they can become out of date.