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 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...

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...

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...

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...

#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...

Time to say thanks to our Learning Support Volunteers

In celebration of Volunteers' Week Birmingham Adult Education Service (BAES) would like to give a very special mention to our wonderful learning support volunteers and thank them for their invaluable contributions towards the progress...

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...

Thomas Franks provides Big Feed food boost to #BrumTogether campaign

#BrumTogether, which is working to provide the city’s vulnerable residents with essential services and supplies, has been given a helping hand by kind-hearted caterer, Thomas Franks.