Local Hospice to Host Virtual Memorial Service in Birmingham

Birmingham St Mary’s Hospice is warmly inviting relatives, friends and care workers to come together online to remember those who have died during the Covid-19 pandemic in the city’s care homes. With national guidelines leading...

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,...

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...

It’s easy to fundraise while you shop online!

The third sector has been hard hit by the coronavirus pandemic, with many of our members facing significant revenue challenges during lockdown. As part of our aim to provide funding support to voluntary groups and...

“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...

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...

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...

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.

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...

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...