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...

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. 

‘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...

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.

#YourLifeMatters Summit 2018 to bring together young people, families and services in the city

First Class Legacy and West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner are hosting this year's #YourLifeMatters summit on 30th August in central Birmingham. In the context of increasing youth crime and violence across the UK, this...

The story behind BVSC’s new web design service

BVSC has announced the launch of a new Website Design Service which will offer professional, affordable websites for both voluntary organisations and small businesses. The service will be provided by experienced website designer Dainius Stepulevicius. His first project for...

Life lessons from an experienced gardener

Its amazing what we can learn from others and how we can implement those ideas and tips in our own lives.

Light up a life for your loved ones this Christmas

John Taylor Hospice in Birmingham is inviting people to celebrate the lives of their loved ones by dedicating a light and joining their special festive event. Families and friends are welcomed to join Light up...

Handsworth Self Portrait: 40 Years On – Coming soon to MAC!

40 years ago more than 500 people stopped by in Handsworth to take part in this ground-breaking ‘selfie’ project.