SIFA work with some of the most vulnerable adults in society: those experiencing homelessness or who are vulnerably-housed. Many people they work with have complex mental and physical health problems, some have addictions, and all are socially excluded.

Last year we helped 162 people - mostly with welfare benefit issues and problems relating to their immigration status.

They run a daily drop-in service and they fund us to run an outreach clinic there, providing advice to their service users.

SIFA had been supporting several Irish citizens who were sleeping rough and who had been incorrectly advised by DWP that they were not entitled to benefits for 3 months. We were able to correct this and get their benefit into payment. Staff at SIFA have since been able to use this knowledge to prevent others being made homeless.