Digbeth Residents Association’s Digbeth Summit: Keeping Digbeth Different event is tomorrow!
As part of the preparations for the event, a session was held last week to finalise plans. SIFA Fireside very kindly offered us use of their fantastic facilities on Allcock Street, and we were welcomed and made more comfortable with delicious vegetarian and vegan nibbles courtesy of ChangeKitchen.
DRA would like to express our gratitude to SIFA Fireside and ChangeKitchen for accommodating us; we are delighted to have found more hidden gems in Digbeth!
We recommend you discover both of these inspirational organisations yourself:
SIFA Fireside works alongside those who are socially excluded or disadvantaged, addressing alcohol issues and homelessness and empowering and supporting people to meet their short and long term goals. Their drop-in centre offering friendship, hospitality and support to the homeless, unemployed or lonely. SIFA are always on the look out for volunteers, so if you are able to give up even just an hour of your time to help others, please do get in touch here.
ChangeKitchen launched in June 2010. It is a catering social enterprise, led by Birgit Kehrer who has had her own successful catering business ‘BSustained’ for some years. ChangeKitchen cooks healthy and delicious Vegetarian and Vegan food for events and meetings taking place around the West Midlands, and employs SIFA Fireside service users on six month placements to give them some training and experience in the catering industry. They are then supported to find permanent employment.