Social Prescribing in Birmingham: Programme Launch

On Thursday 7th November, Health Exchange and their Health Partnership (OHP) launched a new Social Prescribing programme funded by the Department of Health, Health and Wellbeing Fund. Around 40 delegates from Health Exchange, OHP,...

AVIVA launches Community Fund 2020 with £250,000 per quarter for innovative small projects

Unique programme empowers employees to back the clever ideas that move communities forward. Aviva has unveiled the evolution of its Community Fund 2020, with a number of exciting changes set to provide causes across...

Join in Birmingham’s Big Green Conversation

This year Birmingham residents will have a unique opportunity to share their vision for the city and how planning decisions are made. The Greener Birmingham Coalition, as part of the Year of Green Action designated...

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.

Conferences at BVSC offers affordable venue hire right in the heart of Birmingham

Conferencing at BVSC enjoyed another busy year in 2018/19. We were pleased to welcome many repeat customers who tell us they value the central  location which is so convenient for mainline stations - Moor...

“Does my heart look big in this?”

TV actress, Arabella Weir has launched a national campaign, which is looking to recruit Shared Lives Carers with big enough hearts to open up their homes to people with support needs and who want...

Shared Lives Scheme recruits another two households

At their first Independent Panel of 2020, Camphill Village Trust Shared Lives recruited another four carers to their ever growing scheme developing across Dudley Borough and the surrounding Black Country area. That is now...

Is it time your organisation got the recognition it deserves?

The highest accolade any voluntary organisation can aspire to is The Queens Award for Voluntary Service.  Allied to this award is the awarding of individual honours - MBE, OBE, CBE and higher -for the...

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. 

Trialling Personal Health Budgets for end of life care

Over the last year, BVSC has worked on a pilot commissioned by Public Health trialing Personal Health Budgets for end of life care. Working in partnership with John Taylor Hospice, Heartlands Hospital and Birmingham and...