Skip to main content

Together, Birmingham makes an impact.

Be part of the BIG Brummie community – a collection of brilliant Brummies that are improving the lives of our city’s most vulnerable and marginalised people.

Connect with local individuals and organisations that care about our community and gain exclusive access to activities, opportunities and prizes from the best of our BIG Brummie partners. Donate from £2 each month and be part of something BIGGER and better for Birmingham.

This Month

Summer recipes

Embrace the warmer weather with these recipes from our friends at The Cuban Embassy and BOP.

Download the recipe cards below for a Chicken Shish Flatbread (feel free to swap real chicken for a meat substitute!) and a delicious virgin Mojito to enjoy in the sun.

Have a go at these and post your pictures on socials with #BIGBrummie

This Month

Service changes at SIFA Fireside

Since April we have been changing the way that we offer our services for people impacted by homelessness. For those of you that have had the opportunity to visit our centre you will know that we have always opened our door to anyone that is in crisis or vulnerably housed in our city – this makes our service a very busy place.

Listening carefully to our clients’ needs, we are now protecting our support centre space from 9:00 to 10:30 in the morning for people who are rough sleeping or in immediate crisis, ensuring that they can get priority access to our facilities. This includes showers, clothing, food, and most importantly, protected time with our dedicated staff team to ensure that we can provide support for them on a one-to-one basis.

From 10:30 we are open to anyone that requires specific support with their housing situation, a nurse appointment, access to the Mental Health Team, Transition Team, prevention Hub, Social Networker, DWP, Employment support and much more.

From midday our recovery team are filling the support centre with classes, training, groups and workshops, inviting people who have experienced homelessness to enjoy lunch together and get involved in activities to promote wellbeing, inclusion and development.

These small changes have already led to an increase in effectiveness, safety, and insight into how people are accessing our services. If you would like to find out more about how these changes have impacted the lives of our clients or have any questions for us at all, please get in touch. You can also click below to view our service flyer.

This Month

Just one small thing...

Thinking of switching your energy provider?

We have partnered with Tickd, who are sharing their commission with charity organisations doing vital work in their communities.

It won’t cost you to switch via Tickd, but will mean that SIFA Fireside receive up to £30 in donations towards our work with vulnerable people in Birmingham.

Click the link to find out more and please get in touch with any questions.

As a member of our BIG Brummie Community you have access to all our amazing BIG Brummie partner resources. From recipes to crafting – have a browse and download today.

Shop BIG Brummie…

Check out these brilliant Brummie brands and bag something unique whilst supporting us with our work and backing our city.

Punks & Chancers

£5 from the sale of this t-shirt comes directly to SIFA Fireside

Draw My City

£3 from every order is donated to SIFA Fireside.

Positively Birmingham

10% of the profits from Positively Birmingham Walking Tours go to SIFA Fireside.

A BIG Brummie business package is a great way for your company to support our work and get your team inspired by our brilliant city and invested in our community. Each month we will send you an update on our work and activities or resources from our partners for your team to get involved in.