Homebuilder Helps Tackle Homelessness On Birmingham’s Streets


David Wilson Homes has donated £1,500 to Helping Hands of Birmingham to support the charity’s bid to tackle homelessness across the city.

The donation was made as part of The Barratt Foundation, which is designed to support national and local charities, large and small, across the UK to leave a legacy in the communities in which the housebuilder operates.

David Wilson Homes’ contribution has supported the services of the charity which, for the past six years, has provided weekly supplies of hot food, toiletries, clean clothes, as well as a friendly ear and warm conversation for many homeless and vulnerable people in Birmingham.

Helping Hands of Birmingham, founded by Clare Whitaker, aims to provide help and support for those less fortunate. From Clare’s first night on the streets helping the homeless, she is now supporting over 50 individuals a night.

Clare said:

“We are extremely grateful, and this donation will make a real difference. As a voluntary based charity this support is vital, without charities like us there isn’t much direct help out there.

“The donation from David Wilson Homes has been dedicated to providing our vital weekly supplies. This donation has been a huge relief as it will help us to support the people in our local community, whilst we work towards a future where no-one needs to suffer from homelessness.”

Run solely by volunteers, Helping Hands of Birmingham has served over 46,000 hot meals and has provided over 5,000 pairs of socks for the homeless over the last five years. With 100% of the donations going to those in need, the charity relies on the support and generosity of the community for donations of clothes, food, and toiletries.

Easy to spot, the volunteers wear pink hi-vis jackets whilst making their way through the city to provide food and a friendly ear.

Helping Hands of Birmingham is based close to the homebuilder’s development, Tenchlee Place, located in Hall Green.

Dominic Harman, Managing Director at David Wilson Homes Mercia, said:

“It’s important that we support the community in the areas in which we build.

“Helping Hands of Birmingham is offering a life-changing service, and we are happy to support this with our recent donation. We wish its volunteers all the best for the coming months and encourage more people to support their local community where possible.”

To learn more about the charity, visit the website at Helping Hands of Birmingham.

For further information about David Wilson Homes or any nearby developments, visit the website at David Wilson Homes in the West Midlands.

Photo - (L- R) Volunteers Ian, Clare, Niamh, Jo, Tracey and Peter on a weekly walk through Birmingham