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.

The Hearings: helping Brum find its voice

This is about trying to re-energise the public sphere - and craft a voice for Birmingham in the national debate.

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.

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.

#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...

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.