Local Hospice to Host Virtual Memorial Service in Birmingham

Birmingham St Mary’s Hospice is warmly inviting relatives, friends and care workers to come together online to remember those who have died during the Covid-19 pandemic in the city’s care homes. With national guidelines leading to visiting restrictions in care homes across the city, many people have faced challenging times over the past few months,...

Introducing Shelter’s new podcast series…

Behind the scenes of our new podcast series, Challenging, By Shelter. By Colette Carter, former Peer Mentor. Make it short and punchy they said. OK, keep reading this or else… No, that’s not the way to appeal to you all to take five minutes to read what I’m about to say. But if I promised you...

Seven Key Strategies for Working from Home Successfully

Third Sector Coach, Rob Legge, asked leaders from within the sector for their best tips and they responded with the enthusiasm of new converts. In this blog Rob shares the actions being taken by twenty-seven leaders to ensure they are successful remote workers. There has been a big jump in the number of charity staff...

Find out how the LWPM strategy is making a difference in Birmingham

Christine from Shelter explains how the work her team has been doing has had a huge impact on working with those with multiple and complex needs Hi, I’m Christine and I am the Team Leader for the Lead Worker Peer Mentor Continuation Strategy. I am hoping that some of you will be familiar with the...

Local hospice set for phased reopening of its charity shops – starting next week

Following the Government’s announcement that more shops are permitted to open as lockdown restrictions ease, Birmingham St Mary’s Hospice has announced that it will reopen a limited number of its shops from Tuesday 7 July. The local charity will be reopening the doors to three of its shops, helping to raise vital funds for its...

Outstanding – The Impact of The Erdington C-19 Taskforce

Erdington MP Hails the 'local heroes' keeping residents and communities safe during the COVID19 pandemic. The Erdington COVID19 Taskforce, established in April, has raised almost £400,000 to support the district’s vulnerable residents. As of the 18th of June, fundraising in support of individuals and families in critical need of help reached £382,963. The Taskforce has also...

Lottery funding brings Living Well UK’s virtual wellbeing platform to life

As we begin to transition into the ‘new normal’, the West Midlands’ leading mental health consortium Living Well UK is warning that it is essential that access to key tools and resources for overall well-being are made available. Recognising the growing need for flexible and accessible support structures and services, the charity is debuting...

Five things all charity leaders need to think about now

As we move towards a new normal there is a great opportunity for charities. We are however in the hardest time I have known for charity leaders. This blog by Third Sector Coach, Rob Legge, has a few ideas touching on office bases, staffing, management style, the future of volunteering and organisational collaboration that charity...