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.

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...

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. 

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

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.

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.

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.

“The Dream I Held In My Hands”

To commemorate the inspirational life of Jane Slowey, one of  The Letterpress Project's founding members, the project has produced a collection of original short essays called "The Dream I Held in My Hands". Contributors...

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: Reflections from an Expert by Experience

Bev Hardman, Lead Engagement Worker for the Inreach/ Outreach workstream with Birmingham Changing Futures Together reflects on her own recovery journey and the transition into full time employment.