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Tuesday, September 1st, 2015

Skills for Jobs project – success story

The Skills for Jobs service run by the Colebridge Trust in North Solihull, supports people who are unemployed to get back in to work. And it has seen tremendous success, not just in terms of the numbers of people who have been helped back into work but in the unique approach that the project can take.


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Tuesday, September 1st, 2015

Vancancies at Welcome (part of SIAS)

Alcohol Practitioner

Practitioners provide advice, assessment, brief interventions, structured interventions and group programmes.  Practitioners are expected to work from Homer Road office,

Solihull and other outreach settings as required.

Salary – £19,378 + benefits

Substance Misuse Practitioner

Practitioners provide advice, assessment, brief interventions, structured interventions and group programmes.  Practitioners are expected to work from Welcome office,

Chelmsley Wood and other outreach

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Friday, July 17th, 2015

Early Help strategy – seeking view of Young People and Families

Following the recent consultation with employees who work with children, young people and families, the Council’s new early help structure has been finalised.

Solihull MBC says:

A period of recruitment and induction is now taking place, and the new teams will become operational from October.

In addition, a clear Transitional Plan for September to December will be prepared

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Friday, July 17th, 2015

Birmingham & Solihull Women’s Aid – community outreach service

A new venue has been added to BSWAID’s Community Outreach Service

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Friday, May 1st, 2015

Talent Match in Solihull

Talent Match is a five-year programme, helping young adults (aged 18-24) who are long-term unemployed back into work.
Find out how you can be involved: whether you’re a young adult, a voluntary organisation or an employer…

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Friday, March 13th, 2015

NHS England publishes guide for grants to VCS

NHS England has published ‘A bite size guide to Grants for the Voluntary Sector’, aimed at Clinical Commissioning Groups.

It “sets out the benefits and principles of providing grant funding for the voluntary and community sector and suggests some Practical Steps commissioners can take to use grants in the most effective way to support local priorities”.


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Thursday, January 29th, 2015

Revised Cold Weather Plan for 2014/2015

A new Cold Weather Plan has been published for Solihull for 2014/15.

It details the responses of key agencies to protect their clients during severe weather conditions.

Download the Cold Weather Action Plan 2014-15

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Friday, December 5th, 2014

Keep a local child warm – donate a coat!

Any unwanted coats can be taken to Bosworth Community Centre, where they will go to a child who needs it this Winter. If you know of any children that would benefit from a coat you can use this referral form – or they can contact us directly.

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Friday, October 24th, 2014

HS2 Community and Business Support Funds (from 2017)

The Government has announced that communities and businesses near the new HS2 high speed railway will benefit from grants. The Community and Environment Fund (CEF) and the Business and Local Economy Fund (BLEF) will make up to £30 million available for residents and local communities between London and Birmingham to invest in public projects such

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Thursday, October 16th, 2014

Rough Sleeping – protocol for Solihull (October 14)

The updated Solihull Rough Sleeper Protocol has been published by Solihull Council.

The full protocol can be downloaded below. The appropriate responses to rough sleepers are:

children or young people sleeping rough – report via Solihull MBC’s Safeguarding pages:
adults sleeping rough – see Solihull MBC’s Sleeping Rough page for what to do

Download the protocol: Solihull Rough Sleeper Protocol

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