Employment Programme delivers long-term benefits

The taxpayer has been saved nearly £4.5 million in an innovative programme to support long-term unemployed young people in Birmingham and Solihull - according to an independent report. More than 350 young people are now...

Wellbeing Portal launched to support Birmingham citizens

Birmingham residents who are looking for local activities, support and services that encourage wellbeing and an active and healthy lifestyle can now search a new online directory called Route2Wellbeing that describes over 1,500 local,...

Making the Civil Society Strategy a reality in Birmingham and the West Midlands

BVSC announces a new programme to support voluntary sector engagement with local social investment initiatives, and a launch event to inform and engage civil society groups. Here, Brian Carr (Chief Executive, BVSC), Jasbir Rai (Deputy...

How do we ensure that everyone benefits from economic growth across WM region?

A West Midlands Voluntary & Community Sector Leaders' Group (WMVCS) is urging civil society organisations and groups across the West Midlands region to share their thoughts on inclusive growth in the region. Organisations are urged...

New report suggests West Midlands jobs market is failing women

New data published last month by the Fawcett Society, Birmingham Voluntary Service Council (BVSC), and West Midlands Women’s Voice reveals that in the West Midlands, women are less likely to be employed than men,...

Hospice to host glittering charity ball 

Birmingham’s John Taylor Hospice is inviting people and businesses to join its Glitter Ball which raises funds to support local families. The event, which includes a drinks reception, fabulous three course meal and live entertainment,...

Green paper sets out vision for a cohesive, inclusive and welcoming Birmingham

Councillor Tristan Chatfield, Cabinet Member – Social Inclusion, Community Safety & Equalities, invites individuals and organisations to put forward their views on the the City's Community Cohesion Strategy green paper. "I am delighted to attach...

BVSC calls out to community partners to get involved in proposed City Board

BVSC is seeking expressions of interest from community sector partners to sit on the proposed City Board. Our chief executive Brian Carr outlines the mechanism for getting involved.

Brum’s businesses called on to help fight Parkinson’s stigma

In the West Midlands alone, there are over 12,000 people living with Parkinson’s.  We estimate that around 145,000 people in the UK have the condition - that’s around 1 in 350 adults in the UK. 

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.