Vanguard Supported Housing

We provide vital help so that our residents can rebuild their lives and break the cycle of homelessness for good. We offer one-to-one support and guidance for vulnerable adults. Our support is broad and includes help with finding a new home and settling in, getting new skills and finding a job, or help with their health and well-being.

Our Mission

Our mission has always been to help restore hope, and help indiviuals to rebuild their lives and self confidence to feel part of the community and finally achieve a permenant home to start a new risk-free stable like. We work directly with tousands of homless people every year and we are proud to be part of the community we serve.

Who Are We?

We work to support at risk adults, providing accommodation to both singles and couples, whether female or male. We recieve referrals from many different organisations before sourcing accommodation and providing supported housing services. We are responsive to an individuals needs and build a support plan to assist them to re-enter mainstream society and contribute to their community.

Takling Homelessness

Prior to establishing the business, we had witnessed increasing homelessness in Birmingham, something that was becoming a major issue within the city. Rising rents and increasing property checks exacerbated this problem and it was clear to see how it was impacting homeless people. This led to many homeless people having to “sofa surf”, switching from one friend’s house to another, because they were unable to find accommodation and without accommodation, they couldn’t find work. A vicious cycle was developing.

We went out into our community to find out how we could help. By supporting homeless people to find accommodation, we can help break this vicious cycle. We have a network of support workers who assist each individual across a range of areas, from ensuring they have a local GP to ensuring they receive all the benefits they are eligible for. We also work to alleviate any substance abuse or debt issues and study the complete needs of the individual, assessing their whole case, to ensure we can support them in the most effective way possible.

According to the latest Government figures, collected in the autumn of 2020 and published in February 2021, 2688 people are estimated to be sleeping rough on a single night

Meet Our Team

Management Team

Ziggy Hussain


Charlotte Evans

Head Of Operations

Keith Hoo

Property & Maintenence Manager

Julia Bruty

Office Manager

Michael Edwards

Needs Assessor & Safeguarding Lead

Patrick Scriven

Head Of Support & Referrals

Pauline Gordon

Foodbank Manager

Jayde Donald

Hostel Manager / Support Worker

Debbie Whitticase

Hostel Manager / Support Worker