Supporting the homeless
BCM has worked with the city's homeless community since it began in 1966. The Care Centre is a drop-in offering food, friendship and support to some of our city’s most vulnerable and marginalised people.
Food and friendship
The Care Centre serves hot meals and drinks to 45 guests each day. It provides toiletries and clothing. Staff and volunteers work with guests to find solutions to issues such as accommodation, jobs, rehab, benefitsand health. Above all the Care Centre is a safe space to come and talk. Many of its guests are isolated and come for the companionship and sense of family they find there.
Care Centre guests are often rough sleepers or living in a hostel. They may have learning difficulties, addictions, mental health problems or lack of money, facilities or skills. The Care Centre team offers practical and emotional support to guests whose lives are often broken and chaotic.
BCM's Care Centre is open on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday afternoons from 12 noon to 4pm at 8-10 Washington Street, Birmingham B1 1JR.