Cost-effective business solutions for growing organisations

In 2018 we re-launched our back-office services as BVSC Business Solutions with the aim of bringing both our established (HR and Payroll) and new (Human Resources) services all under one banner. We have in place a highly effective team of individuals - all experts in their own fields - with experience and knowledge of the...

Why your charity’s property is so vital to Birmingham’s voluntary sector

It has never been a more challenging time to run a voluntary organisation. We are all being asked to do more with less, against a backdrop of rising rents, evictions, soaring demand and a worryingly unsustainable disconnect between the UK’s have-nots and the have-yachts. My organisation, the Ethical Property Foundation, is the UK property advice...

Trialling Personal Health Budgets for end of life care

Over the last year, BVSC has worked on a pilot commissioned by Public Health trialing Personal Health Budgets for end of life care. Working in partnership with John Taylor Hospice, Heartlands Hospital and Birmingham and Solihull Clinical Commissioning Group we have supported 23 patients at end of life to have personalised care and support. The aims...

Birmingham mum pays tribute to ‘supportive’ boss over son’s happiness

A working mum from Birmingham says her “flexible and supportive” boss has helped turn her home life around.

Conferences at BVSC offers affordable venue hire right in the heart of Birmingham

Conferencing at BVSC enjoyed another busy year in 2018/19. We were pleased to welcome many repeat customers who tell us they value the central  location which is so convenient for mainline stations - Moor Street and New Street - as well as buses, trams and city hotels. Going Green Environmental sustainability continues to be as important...

Neighbourhood Networks Schemes and Third Sector Grants

The Neighbourhood Networks Schemes came about against a backdrop of declining resources, an ageing population, rising pressures on Adult Social Care and Health Services, a growing need to improve integration and partnership working between statutory provision and wider community-based services, and the need to improve outcomes across a range of key system-wide indicators. Birmingham City...

Talent Match leaves a legacy for Birmingham & Solihull

More than five years ago BVSC together with Solihull Sustain and other local partners, developed a Talent Match programme for Birmingham and Solihull. The programme, funded by Big Lottery (now the National Lottery Community Fund), was designed as a service aimed at tackling the high levels of unemployment and disadvantage experienced by many of our...

Providing housing as a first priority for city’s most vulnerable

Providing housing as a first priority has proven an effective way of breaking the ‘revolving door’ cycle that many clients described being trapped in. It provides a safe space to address issues that can’t be addressed on the streets. The West Midlands Combined Authority was awarded Housing First Pilot status by the Ministry for Homes,...