Midlands Arts Centre (MAC) named most visited free West Midlands attraction

Midlands Arts Centre (MAC) has been named the most visited free attraction in the West Midlands in an annual survey by Visit England. In an annual survey of visits to visitor attractions by VisitEngland, Midlands...

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.

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

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...

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...

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...

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.

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...

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...