Birmingham school children raise more than £14,000 for local charity

On Tuesday 21 May, schoolchildren from across Birmingham, Solihull and surrounding areas presented more than £14,000 they had raised to a charity helping local people in need. Children from 42 schools across the city gathered...

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...

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...

5 reasons why audiobooks are amazing! Free audiobook membership opportunity in Birmingham

Whether it’s discovering a classic for the first time, or relaxing with an old favourite, reading can have a huge impact on our mental wellbeing. A 2018 Reading Agency study found that children who...

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. 

Preparing for parenthood with ‘approachable’ support

Becoming a parent can be challenging, but Approachable Parenting offers a safe environment, where parents can access practical support to help them overcome their daily challenges to become confident in their parenting responsibilities.

Systems Change for people with multiple and complex needs in Birmingham

The Birmingham Changing Futures Together (BCFT) programme is funded by National Lottery  Community Fund’s Fulfilling Lives initiative and is led locally by BVSC. The programme works with service users and organisations to shape how services...

British Cycling and HSBC UK to provide over 600 bikes to children in disadvantaged...

The programme aims to reach children within the top 10% most disadvantaged communities of the city, to ensure that, regardless of their background, children have access to a bike and can embrace the joys...

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,...

Modern Slavery Handbook for front line workers

London Homelessness charity The Passage has produced a Modern Slavery Handbook which explains what slavery looks like in the homeless community, what to watch out for and what you can do about it.