City centre firm Bloomer Heaven has gone beyond its traditional accountancy role to provide a base to one of its clients who became homeless.
The client in question was OSCAR Birmingham – a charity which provides advice, support and counselling to those affected by the Sickle Cell and Thalassaemia blood disorders.
The organisation, which was established in 1974 and has a team of five workers, had been based in Rookery Road, Handsworth but was forced to find new premises because of funding shortages.
Bloomer Heaven, which acts for a large number of charitable organisations and has worked for OSCAR since 2006, heard of its plight and was able to offer a solution to its housing problems.
The accountants gave them space on the first floor of their offices on Lionel Street which allows them comfortable and centrally based premises where they are able to continue their vital work to promote greater awareness of Sickle Cell and Thalassaemia disorders.
Ellen Alfred, senior administrator and operations manager of OSCAR, said: “This is the culmination of a difficult year for us and while we are sorry to leave Rookery Road where we had operated for a number of years we are delighted that we now have a wonderful base from which to carry on our work.
“We want all our clients to know that we are still providing our services and anyone needing support or interested in volunteering can find us at our new base in Lionel Street.”
Chris Stephen-Haynes, managing director of Bloomer Heaven, added: “We have a strong commitment to working with charities and working with them to help them fulfil their potential. Knowing that we had excess office space we were happy to offer OSCAR a home from which to continue to serve their beneficiaries during these difficult times.”
Bloomer Heaven has a head office in Lionel Street, Birmingham and a market day office in Lichfield.