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...

BVSC joins forces with over 85 civil society organisations to express concerns about no-deal

Together with organisations from across the devolved nations, as well as a breadth of English regions, the group has called on the Prime Minister to urgently engage with a range of concerns about leaving the EU without a deal on the 31st October.

Benefits of growing fresh fruit and veg in the outdoor classroom

Almost a decade ago, urban greening charity Trees for Cities started working with schools to bring fruit and veg into the outdoor classroom. By learning in an Edible Playground - fully equipped with raised...

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...

Starting a conversation about food in Birmingham

Birmingham is working hard to become a city where all citizens can thrive and achieve their potential, and creating a healthy, affordable and sustainable food environment across the city is key to this. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dlup5Ta7ajA&feature=youtu.be When we...

BVSC accredited as Real Living Wage Employer

BVSC has been accredited as a Living Wage Employer. The Living Wage commitment will see everyone working at BVSC receive a minimum hourly wage of £9.30. This rate is significantly higher than the government...

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...

Promotional film highlights the essential service provided by SIFA Fireside

A film production company called Big Button have produced a three minute promotional film highlighting the work of SIFA Fireside. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cHQ1H84FrMo SIFA Fireside aims to improve health and inclusion for homeless and vulnerably housed adults in...

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.

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...