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...

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.

Pedal Power; the female-only cycling course for refugee women

When Majda first came into contact with Pedal Power, she had only just arrived in Birmingham and didn’t know many people at all, aside from those she lived with. It was her housemate that...

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...

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.

Cost-effective business solutions for growing organisations

In 2018 we re-launched our back-office services as BVSC Business Solutions with the aim of bringing both our established (HR and Payroll) and new (Human Resources) services all under one banner. We have in place...

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.

People at Home Urged to Take Part in Art Project

To celebrate the 110th anniversary of John Taylor Hospice, people are being invited to use their time at home to unleash their creative energy and be part of a unique artwork