New scheme proving successful in recruiting BAME carers across the Black Country

Camphill Village Trust are leading the way in recruiting BAME (Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic) carers to our innovative Shared Lives scheme on behalf of Dudley Council, which offers adults who need support, the chance to live with an ordinary family.

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...

People at Home Urged to Take Part in Art Project

To celebrate the 110th anniversary of John Taylor Hospice, people are being invited to use their time at home to unleash their creative energy and be part of a unique artwork

Beyond the Basics – and the next steps (part 5/5)

John’s life has been one of violence, abuse and institutions – but scratch the surface and you see resilience, recovery and the chance of a new life. 

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...

‘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...

Managing Yourself Remotely

With most of us working from home at the moment, Rob Legge, a leadership coach, shares a few tips to help us get the most out of a working day.

Talent Match: Manal rises up the ranks in record time

Each participant going through the programme has their own coach and in-work support. Since the programme began four years ago, more than 600 young long-term unemployed young people have benefited from Talent Match Birmingham and Solihull.

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.

The transition into full time employment – Part 2

This is the second in a series of blogs Bev has published for the national evaluation of Fulfilling Lives. Bev's previous blog published last year discussed how she gained experience as a volunteer as...