A multi-agency homeless forum with 85 members from a wide range of local churches, Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council departments, local voluntary sector organisations and public services.

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Sandwell’s Community of Practice has brought together churches, community groups and our local authority to address homelessness in Sandwell.

Community of Practice is a multi-agency forum with 85 members from a wide range of local churches, voluntary sector organisations, public services and Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council. We are a member of Homeless Link, which is the national membership charity for organisations working directly with people who become homeless in England.

We’ve been learning from a local faith-based organisation in a neighbouring borough. (For more information, click here.) A key development from this has been how our local authority has recognised the expertise and motivation of faith-groups and is now partnering with us in a new strategic way.

To find out more about Community of Practice, or to become a member, please contact James Lynch: james@sandwellchurcheslink.org.uk

For more information about Homeless Link, please click here.