‘Multiplying’ a free online training platform to positively impact volunteer management

14 organisations recently gathered in Birmingham to hear more about the Levol-app project and the innovative platform on Volunteer Management. The Levol-app project has entered its final stretch and the online platform, available in five languages, was presented to key stakeholders. In all five partner countries of the project, 'multiplier' events were held in order...

Shared Lives Scheme recruits another two households

At their first Independent Panel of 2020, Camphill Village Trust Shared Lives recruited another four carers to their ever growing scheme developing across Dudley Borough and the surrounding Black Country area. That is now an incredible 17 new households since September 2018, but 40 in total. Although still relatively unknown, Shared Lives is a unique...

Journey to Justice – Civil Rights Exhibition comes to Library of Birmingham

The Library of Birmingham is hosting a multi-media multi-arts civil rights travelling exhibition created by human rights education charity Journey to Justice: www.journeytojustice.org.uk It tells little known stories of people who took action for rights and freedom during the US civil rights movement and in the UK. As relevant today as ever, the exhibition also tells...

AVIVA launches Community Fund 2020 with £250,000 per quarter for innovative small projects

Unique programme empowers employees to back the clever ideas that move communities forward. Aviva has unveiled the evolution of its Community Fund 2020, with a number of exciting changes set to provide causes across the UK with funding, vital support and resources all year round. With applications open from 21 January until 23:59 on 11 February,...

Art and Social Change: Exhibition curated by artist Anna Berry, now on at MAC

The Disability Arts Movement were a civil rights group of artists and activists who fought the marginalisation of Disabled people. Their work supported the struggle of Disability Rights activists, which led to the passing of the Disability Discrimination Act in 1995. This exhibition presents a selection of art works, along with objects used by activists,...

National Charity Ovacome launches its Midlands ovarian cancer support hub

A Midlands support hub, specifically helping people affected by ovarian cancer, is being launched this week by Ovacome, enabling the national charity to build a community in the area and to provide vital services. Attending the launch are local celebrities ex Eastenders star Nina Wadia and former Commonwealth discus thrower Kevin Brown, who also holds...

The transition into full-time employment: Reflections from an Expert by Experience

Bev Hardman, Lead Engagement Worker for the Inreach/ Outreach workstream with Birmingham Changing Futures Together reflects on her own recovery journey and the transition into full time employment.

Another busy year for BVSC’s Team Challenge

2019 has been another busy year for BVSC’s Team Challenge programme. Between May and November we have facilitated eight challenges across the city, and the work of our wonderful corporate volunteers has made a huge difference to the voluntary and community sector organisations we have supported. Spring Team Challenge began the year in May, when...