Narthex Sparkhill is a charity based in Tyseley in south-east Birmingham and serves that sector of the City.
Narthex Centre and Narthex Sparkhill Foodbank support people in need or facing crisis including low income families, children, young people, single parents, refugees and asylum seekers of all faiths and ethnic origin. through the provision of food, clothing, resources, money advice and services for seniors. The charity works solely through referral from local agencies.
Our community lies in the top 4% of the most deprived in England. It is a densely populated inner-city area with a high number of new immigrants and families living in poverty and faces major economic and social challenges. The immediate impact of our work is to alleviate the effects that acute financial crisis brings and improve quality of life through crisis intervention, access to training, social welfare, recreation and personal development.