Places Of Welcome: a growing network of hospitality run by local community groups who want to make sure that everyone in their area has a place to go for a friendly face, a cup of tea and a conversation if and when they need it. For more information or to find your nearest Place of Welcome to to their website:

Karis Neighbour Scheme: a community project based in Ladywood encouraging local people to volunteer their time and skills to help meet needs in our neighbourhoods where these are going unmet. They have a number of areas of work including Befriending and Listening & Guidance. For more information go to their website: