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....

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...

Erdington Taskforce Keeping Residents and Communities Safe

Since the start of April, member organisations of the Erdington COVID-19 Taskforce have mobilised an army of volunteers to support the district’s most vulnerable residents.

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.

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...

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...

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.

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...

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...

Aston Villa and #BrumTogether join forces to provide clothing support

The Aston Villa Foundation, Active Wellbeing Society and wider #BrumTogether network have teamed up to collect clothing from across the city and redistribute it to vulnerable residents. The Foundation is collecting clothes from grassroots organisations...