New scheme proving successful in recruiting BAME carers across the Black Country

Camphill Village Trust are leading the way in recruiting BAME (Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic) carers to our innovative Shared Lives scheme on behalf of Dudley Council, which offers adults who need support, the chance to live with an ordinary family.

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
Group of partipants at the Time to Think event

Time to think: Navigating Change in Third Sector

Background On the 22 January 2020, Third Sector Research Centre's 'Change in the Making' research study team worked in partnership with BVSC to bring together a group of Birmingham’s voluntary sector leaders for the first...

John Taylor Hospice launches poetry competition for children and young people

Birmingham’s John Taylor Hospice is launching a schools’ poetry competition as part of the celebrations of its 110th anniversary. Children and young people across Birmingham and the West Midlands are being offered the chance to...

National Charity Ovacome launches its Midlands ovarian cancer support hub

A Midlands support hub, specifically helping people affected by ovarian cancer, is being launched this week by Ovacome, enabling the national charity to build a community in the area and to provide vital services. Attending...

The transition into full-time employment: Reflections from an Expert by Experience

Bev Hardman, Lead Engagement Worker for the Inreach/ Outreach workstream with Birmingham Changing Futures Together reflects on her own recovery journey and the transition into full time employment.

MAC Awarded Arts Council England Funding for New Accessible Artist Studios and Renovation Projects

Midlands Arts Centre (MAC) is delighted to announce the organisation has been awarded £400,000 as part of Arts Council England’s National Lottery funded Small Capital Programme. This ambitious project will include the creation of...

The Stonewall Generation

With BVSC about to launch the search for a provider to deliver the final project in the LGBT strand of the Ageing Better in Birmingham programme, we look at some of the issues affecting...

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.

A team of ten try to tackle mental health issues for young children

Colleagues from PeoplePlus worked together with Prince's Trust to develop a feel-good book with the purpose of improving the lives and confidence of children through its messaging.