Young People Facing ‘Perfect Storm’ Fuelling Mental Ill-health

A social enterprise that delivers counselling services is offering free anger management courses as it predicts a rise in hidden mental health problems in lockdown. Citizen Coaching delivers 20,000 face to face counselling sessions a...

Saying thanks to Crisis volunteers in Birmingham

Crisis is a national charity for homeless people. Crisis both helps people directly out of homelessness as well as campaigning for the changes needed to solve it. Ann-Marie Snelson, Volunteer Coordinator at Crisis Skylight Birmingham...

Hospice launches new bereavement service during Covid-19 crisis

Birmingham St Mary’s Hospice has launched a new telephone bereavement service, which will support grieving adults during the Covid-19 pandemic. The vital service will see experienced volunteers provide one-to-one support to individuals, creating a safe...

Outstanding – The Impact of The Erdington C-19 Taskforce

Erdington MP Hails the 'local heroes' keeping residents and communities safe during the COVID19 pandemic. The Erdington COVID19 Taskforce, established in April, has raised almost £400,000 to support the district’s vulnerable residents. As of the 18th...

Route 2 Wellbeing Birmingham portal: What has been happening so far…

Over the last 5 weeks, we have been working hard to capture and add services to the Route 2 Wellbeing Birmingham portal under the new COVID-19 Support Category, enabling citizens to find and access...

Local hospice set for phased reopening of its charity shops – starting next week

Following the Government’s announcement that more shops are permitted to open as lockdown restrictions ease, Birmingham St Mary’s Hospice has announced that it will reopen a limited number of its shops from Tuesday 7...

First Class Legacy and the First Class Foundation – responding to Covid-19

We are First Class Legacy; we specialise in Youth and Community engagement strategies and we deliver a number of services through Consultation and Consultancy, Training, Outreach and Events. Our charity, First Class Foundation, has...

Local Hospice to Host Virtual Memorial Service in Birmingham

Birmingham St Mary’s Hospice is warmly inviting relatives, friends and care workers to come together online to remember those who have died during the Covid-19 pandemic in the city’s care homes. With national guidelines leading...

Successful communications as a “remote” manager

This blog is for those of you in the charity sector that are now leading teams remotely. This is a big challenge for you, your staff and your organisation and can take its toll....

Brum’s Voluntary Sector Virus Response off to a Flying Start

The voluntary and community sector’s efforts to support local residents through the coronavirus crisis have got off to an inspiring start, says Brian Carr, chief executive of Birmingham Voluntary Service Council. A partnership effort between...