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Cash crisis forces Birmingham homeless charity to axe services

An award-winning homeless charity is being forced to axe its weekend cover because of a £74,000 cash shortfall. SIFA Fireside in Birmingham can no longer afford to hold drop-in sessions on Saturdays and Sundays as its staff, some of whom are facing redundancy, struggle to balance the books. The cut in funding has …

The blog that brought home the bacon

A breakfast service for the homeless, axed due to an unprecedented cash crisis, has been re-launched – with a little help from this blog. SIFA Fireside caters for some of the most vulnerable men and women in Birmingham and reluctantly took the decision to end its morning meal provision for …

Breakfast is axed for city homeless

For the first time in its 30-year history, a Birmingham charity has been forced to axe breakfast for the homeless. Like most charities, SIFA Fireside has been hit by a double whammy of financial cuts and rising costs. It simply cannot afford to provide the first meal and hot drink …