“Everywhere I’ve gone, I’ve been someone’s project” [Part 1/5: An Impossible Start to Life]

John's life has been one of violence, abuse and institutions – but scratch the surface and you see resilience, recovery and the chance of a new life. In part 1, John reflects on his childhood and some of the key barriers he and his peers faced growing up.

Practical mindfulness at work

If you could find a way to help you and your team become more resilient, better focused and confident, able to make good decisions and manage stress would you be interested?

All Aboard the Ellen Gee

St Paul's Community Development Trust needs to raise £30,000 by the end of June to restore the Ellen Gee for the benefit of families in Balsall Heath.

Peter & Jean’s story

Peter’s wife, Jean, was diagnosed with ovarian cancer and died in December 2016. Peter tells their difficult story from her diagnosis to her last days. He talks about how he has coped with his grief and why he is so committed to raising awareness of the symptoms of ovarian cancer.

Think you can’t afford to build a strong brand?

Well now’s the time to think again! It’s the age-old conundrum – not-for-profits need a strong, compelling brand to help them stand out and raise the funds they need but spending money on developing that...

Urgent message: Severe weather and rough sleeping in Birmingham

BCC have put a number of provisions in place for rough sleepers during the severe weather.

Remembering Jane

Brian Carr pays tribute to former CEO of BVSC, Jane Slowey, who passed away on 9 October.

Local Artist presents Stourbridge-based Charity CVT with Painting

Mark's passion for art helped him in his recovery from a serious accident - his latest work celebrates the Shared Lives Scheme.

What’s your story? A guide to finding and using case studies

By following a few simple steps, you can easily make great storytelling a central part of the way in which your charity demonstrates its impact.

USE IT – University of Birmingham interns map tourism social enterprise opportunity

This year iSE has taken on two promising young students to gain experience and help develop their interest in the social economy through the Birmingham delivery of the UIA USE IT programme. For the past...