The SleepOut, sponsored by Hammerson and Knight Frank, will take place at Edgbaston Stadium on Thursday 6 February and will see hundreds of property professionals braving one night out to make a change.
Every penny raised by the Birmingham SleepOut will help to fund St Basils’ Live and Work Village in West Birmingham, supporting vulnerable young people in the area.
The Live and Work project is entering its second phase. The first phase, which LandAid also part-funded, provided young people with safe, secure accommodation without recourse to the benefit system, as well as a route into employment. This gives them a supportive and comfortable home while they complete NHS apprenticeships.
The second phase of the Live and Work scheme would build on the first, providing an additional 50 homes for young people in a Live and Work Youth Village’, for a total of 82 young workers accommodated by the scheme.
The scheme would also provide move on accommodation for tenants from the project’s first phase, as well as affordable accommodation and career opportunities for young people unable to live in a family home.