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Organisation: Birmingham Settlement

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Birmingham Settlement

Founded in 1899, Birmingham Settlement is one of the oldest charities in Birmingham. In addition to our advice, support, training and activity services, we also work in the heart of communities to bring communities together and break down barriers, promoting integration between people from different cultures, ethnic backgrounds and faiths.

Part of a movement of social reform activists outraged by the plight of the poor in the 19th century, originally Birmingham Settlement’s work concentrated on providing support to women and families in the seriously deprived St Mary’s area, now known as Newtown. Now our breadth of work is much wider and reaches more communities in Birmingham. We are now based in the heart of Aston but also have a new hub in Kitts Green which serves the Hodge Hill community and deliver services on an outreach basis across Birmingham.

We help local people work together to tackle the issues that matter to them, from community clean up days and creating residents’ associations to neighbours giving up their time to help one another with tasks around their home we have seen a wide range of community projects develop with our support.

We also work in partnership with a number of organisations across the West Midlands, sharing our skills and experiences with others, training staff, providing services to clients, lobbying for change and looking at ways we can work together to deliver services to people across the region more effectively. We are core members of partnerships such as Gateway to Birmingham Advice Services (LINK) and Locality West Midlands Consortium (LINK) and work closely with a number of local programmes and services providers such as Ageing Better Birmingham and BVSC.

Pathways Covered

Finance, benefit and debt


What we do

We offer free, impartial advice around:

  • debts
  • welfare benefits
  • financial planning

Where we do it

If you find yourself in need of advice around debt, welfare benefits and managing your money, our drop in provides free, independent and confidential advice.

Our drop in is available Monday, Tuesday and Friday 9.30am to 12.30pm at our centre in Aston, located on the Witton Road: 359 – 361 Witton Road, Aston, Birmingham, B6 6NS.

How to access

Drop in or call: 0121 250 0765

Education, training and employment


What we do

  • IT club
  • Job club
  • ESOL courses
  • Volunteer hub

Where we do it

Our hub in Aston

Birmingham Settlement
359–361 Witton Road
B6 6NS

How to access

Call: 0121 250 0777