Mayor

Lord Mayor of Birmingham John Lines recently opened the city's new Vision Care for Homeless People (VCHP) centre situated within homeless charity SIFA Fireside.

Pictured (left) with the charity's managing director Harinder Paul, Lines witnessed first hand how VCHP provides eye examinations and glasses as a first step for those who need help to reintegrate into society. Charity chair Elaine

Styles said: 'Charity starts at home and we are delighted to bring this new facility to SIFA Fireside. It is particularly relevant at this time of the year when we are all thinking about giving.' Donations to the charity can be made at its website www.visioncareforhomelesspeople.org