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Birmingham churches offer winter shelter for homeless

Churches in Birmingham will be offering help to the homeless in Birmingham Photo: PA

Churches in Birmingham are joining together to offer a winter shelter to the homeless in the city.

The shelter will open from today for the next six weeks.

Volunteers will keep the shelters running, offering hospitality and overnight accommodation to up to 10 homeless people.

The shelter can be accessed through the SIFA Fireside day centre.

A wide range of Christian churches are taking part including Anglicans, Baptists, Roman Catholics and Methodist churches.

It's wonderful to see the churches rolling up their sleeves up and responding to the needs of those who are homeless and in need of help in the City

– Emma Neill, Birmingham Christian Homeless Forum Development Worker

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