Why should I? To plan or not to plan for your end of life...

End of Life Doula shares her experiences on the outlook many have when it comes to talking about death, especially with the current situation of COVID-19.

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.

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...

Sir Lenny Henry backs Brum’s Permission to Smile campaign

The campaign is encouraging Brummies to foster a renewed sense of community spirit.

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.

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.

‘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...

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.

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. 

#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...