“The Dream I Held In My Hands”

To commemorate the inspirational life of Jane Slowey, one of  The Letterpress Project's founding members, the project has produced a collection of original short essays called "The Dream I Held in My Hands". Contributors...

Lunch with Her Majesty the Queen!

By Edd Terrey, Head of Children, Young People and Community Services, Midland Mencap "It’s not every day that you get to have lunch with Her Majesty the Queen. But on Wednesday 26 June, 2019, that’s exactly...

Making Birmingham a friendlier city

Local Brummies share their best tips for small talk and pledge to start conversations with neighbours and people they don't already know.

BVSC joins forces with over 85 civil society organisations to express concerns about no-deal

Together with organisations from across the devolved nations, as well as a breadth of English regions, the group has called on the Prime Minister to urgently engage with a range of concerns about leaving the EU without a deal on the 31st October.

A team of ten try to tackle mental health issues for young children

Colleagues from PeoplePlus worked together with Prince's Trust to develop a feel-good book with the purpose of improving the lives and confidence of children through its messaging.

Birmingham mum self-publishes debut book as a lasting legacy for her daughter

Sharron Zarelli recently self-published her first children’s book, Gina Goes on Holiday, as a lasting legacy for her daughter who passed away in March 2005.

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.

‘Long Term Conditions’ group enables long term friendships

In Stirchley, a group which was originally set up to gather feedback from patients about health services has turned into a thriving social circle, where people are gaining confidence in themselves and making friendships...

We need to talk, now!

Less than four minutes to successfully make the impossible conversation possible There are key books that I use in my training courses and which I recommend to clients I coach. In this blog I concentrate on...

Women’s Advisory – touching lives of local women

Zarina's Womens Advisory - Helping the community of Aston, Lozelles and Handsworth. This group was set up with the aim to build the confidence of women, children and the elderly and to help them by offering the right support.