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...

Birmingham mum pays tribute to ‘supportive’ boss over son’s happiness

A working mum from Birmingham says her “flexible and supportive” boss has helped turn her home life around.

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.

Wellbeing Portal launched to support Birmingham citizens

Birmingham residents who are looking for local activities, support and services that encourage wellbeing and an active and healthy lifestyle can now search a new online directory called Route2Wellbeing that describes over 1,500 local,...

Birmingham mum self-publishes debut book as a lasting legacy for her daughter

Sharron Zarelli recently self-published her first children’s book, Gina Goes on Holiday, as a lasting legacy for her daughter who passed away in March 2005.

Find out how the LWPM strategy is making a difference in Birmingham

Christine from Shelter explains how the work her team has been doing has had a huge impact on working with those with multiple and complex needs Hi, I’m Christine and I am the Team Leader...

Light up a life for your loved ones this Christmas

John Taylor Hospice in Birmingham is inviting people to celebrate the lives of their loved ones by dedicating a light and joining their special festive event. Families and friends are welcomed to join Light up...

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.

Local hospice set for phased reopening of its charity shops – starting next week

Following the Government’s announcement that more shops are permitted to open as lockdown restrictions ease, Birmingham St Mary’s Hospice has announced that it will reopen a limited number of its shops from Tuesday 7...

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...