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.

“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...

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. 

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.

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.

#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 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.

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.

BVSC joins forces with over 85 civil society organisations to express concerns about no-deal

Together with organisations from across the devolved nations, as well as a breadth of English regions, the group has called on the Prime Minister to urgently engage with a range of concerns about leaving the EU without a deal on the 31st October.

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...