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.

New initiative sees return of old Sunday car boot

A new initiative sees the return of the old Sunday boot sale in the Heart of Birmingham City Centre. Birmingham Sunday Share is being run as a partnership between The Active Wellbeing Society and Friction...

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,...

Birmingham Gangs and Violence Commission – Supporting Community Development and Access to Funding

BVSC is one of the partners working in response to the Birmingham Gangs and Violence Commission set up by David Jamieson, the West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner. Funding from the Commission has enabled BVSC...

Talent Match Birmingham & Solihull releases final report

Talent Match Birmingham & Solihull has released its final report, a legacy of the five-year programme which helped young people furthest from the jobs market to find and sustain work. The National Lottery Community...

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...

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...

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.

“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...

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...