Basil Bytes 

How we are helping young people sleeping rough in Birmingham during the COVID-19 pandemic

26th Mar, 2020

As you’ll be well aware the COVID-19 pandemic has created an unprecedented situation which has massively impacted on and curtailed our daily routines and social situations. The latest government announcement on Monday ordered everyone to ‘stay home’, but then what happens if you don’t have a home?

We’ve had quite a few direct messages from our supporters about this so we just wanted to update you on what our Birmingham outreach teams and the partnership of agencies across Birmingham are now doing, and also how young people can get help right now.

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“I recommend volunteering at St Basils, they’ve given me some great opportunities”

17th Mar, 2020

At St Basils we value the contribution of our volunteers and do the best we can to make volunteering experiences with us useful and rewarding. We always love to hear from anyone who feels their time at St Basils has made a difference to them, whether that be as a resident, volunteer or Staff member. Matthew came to volunteer at St Basils in December 2018 and is still with us, now as a paid worker. Here he shares his insights as to what he feels he has got out of his time with St Basils so far…

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Young Person's Feedback

Other than the workshops what’s particularly helped me at St Basils is the support of the staff, particularly Employability Coach Vicky and Partnership and Progressions Officer Kash. I think they’re just really dedicated to what they’re doing

— Maria


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