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...

Living Well UK launches mental health live chat

With social distancing and self-isolating now forming our new norm, so too are meetings over Zoom, hangouts on HouseParty, and FaceTime chats with family. However, whilst this provides us with ways to stay connected,...

Covid-19: A simple guide to help charities and community groups harness digital tools

A toolkit for grassroots community groups needing to move their work into the digital realm for the first time. By Phoebe Tickell - https://medium.com/@phoebetickell In a time when self-isolation and “social distancing” is becoming the...

Young Birmingham couple going extra mile for City’s most vulnerable citizens

A local couple have literally been going the extra mile to get essential goods to the City's most vulnerable citizens throughout the Covid-19 lockdown. Stephen Palmer and his girlfriend Sapphire Poles (both 20) have...

Hoping for the Best and Planning for the Worst

This article has been written jointly by Birmingham Hospices and BVSC’s PHB End of Life project. Sharon Hudson at St Mary’s Hospice is the lead for the piece, supported by Elizabeth Hancocks Deputy Director...

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.

Managing Yourself Remotely

With most of us working from home at the moment, Rob Legge, a leadership coach, shares a few tips to help us get the most out of a working day.

A community in lockdown – local theatre move rehearsals online

How Birmingham based InteGreat Theatre are maintaining togetherness in these challenging times Loneliness and isolation are increasingly challenging for people while our country is in lock-down. Is there a solution? Well, there is one word...

Six short audio films about End of Life and Dying issues from the Muslim...

Nadia Khan, who is a Consultant in Palliative Care at John Taylor Hospice, has collaborated with BIMA (British Islamic Medical Association) to create a set of 6 short audio films talking about End of...

Living Through Loss

Sonia Moore, an experienced grief counsellor shares a few tried and trusted techniques for dealing with the pain of loss, to focus on living through the experience and reaching a new normal.