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Friday, April 11th, 2014

Welfare Reform Newsletters – Solihull MBC

Welfare Reform news from Solihull Council.

Here are the latest editions of the Newsletter:

Tuesday, March 18th, 2014

18th July: “All the Fun of the Fair” – Charity Ball 2014

All the Fun of the Fair banner“All the Fun of the Fair” Charity Ball

Solihull SUSTAiN, in partnership with Age UK Solihull and The Family Care Trust invite you to this year’s charity ball to raise money for local causes.

7pm Friday 18th July 2014

St John’s Hotel
Warwick Road, Solihull B91 1AT

Drinks Reception, Three Course Dinner, Fun Casino, Auction, Raffle & Fair Stalls, Fabulous Live Music from Revolver

Tickets: £38

To purchase tickets contact June Mole at Solihull SUSTAiN on 0121 711 3148 or


Friday, March 14th, 2014

IMAGEFEST – celebrating North Solihull

Imagefest is a cultural festival in North Solihull comprising loads of events in different venues between May and July 2014.

See details below of those already planned and visit for a full list of events (more are being added all the time).

If you are running events during the Summer, IMAGE would like to include them in the programme – contact with details of your event to get linked into the festival.

imagefest - Discover North Solihull

Download IMAGEFEST poster as a pdf

Thursday, February 13th, 2014

This Way Up – support through localgiving

twup_logoThis Way Up provides support to young people to reduce the stress and anxiety they experience at times of parental separation.

They have supported over 100 young people this term.

This year, This Way Up started the year with a bit of a hole in the finances. They have a shortfall of £25,000 which they need to fill

They need 1,000 people to give £20.14 in 2014.

You can help by visiting

Also you can donate by text – normal rate text charge.  Send a text to 70070 and put TWUP20 £amount you want to give up to £10.   so to give £10 text 70070 to TWUP20 £10

To find out more about This Way Up, visit:

Friday, February 7th, 2014

Your Wild Life project – seeking referrals

The Your Wild Life project aims to use a program of outdoor based environmental
activities to deliver health and wellbeing benefits to people who have either low
mental wellbeing and/or low levels of physical activity.

If you encounter a patient/service user who you feel would benefit from increased
physical activity and/or who has low to medium levels of depression or anxiety then
the Your Wild Life project may be suitable for them.

See the Your Wild Life referral pack for more information.

You can also download:

Thursday, February 6th, 2014

Safeguarding Adults Newsletter – Feb 14

Solihull Safeguarding Adults has published its February 2014 Newsletter. It is available to download below.

SA Newsletter snapshot

Download the SA newsletter (pdf)

Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014

Talent Match launch – young people’s employment programme


A new programme to help young people who are unemployed has launched in Bimingham and Solihull. The Big Lottery has invested £7.6m in Birmingham & Solihull for Talent Match Birmingham and Solihull.

Over the five year term of the programme 1,000 young people, aged 18-24 years, will be supported to find meaningful work, to move into further education, or to set up their own enterprises.

The programme will be led by BVSC in partnership with Solihull SUSTAiN and guided by around 20 organisations from the voluntary, statutory and business sectors.

More information on the programme will be published on this website and BVSC’s website. More information on the programme in Solihull is on SUSTAiN’s Talent Match page.

Big Lottery with BVSC and Sustain

Friday, December 20th, 2013

Volunteering in acute trusts in England

The King’s Fund has published new research into the contributions volunteers make to acute trusts.

One of the key findings was that acute trusts surveyed have an average of 471 which equates to more than 78,000 volunteers, contributing more than 13 million hours per year.

Click here for more information.

Thursday, December 5th, 2013

Silverline has launched – a helpline for older people

The Silver Line is a helpline for older people – the Silver Generation – which launched on 25th November 2013 and has been founded by Esther Rantzen.

The Silver Line is the confidential, free helpline for older people across the UK open every day and night of the year. Our specially trained helpline staff:

  • Offer information, friendship and advice
  • Link callers to local groups and services
  • Offer regular befriending calls
  • Protect and support those who are suffering abuse and neglect

The Silver Line is a helpline for older people – the Silver Generation. We have no strict age limits but most people we speak to are over 65. So, if you think it’s for you, it’s for you.

The Silver Line number is 0800 4 70 80 90.

More information is at

Friday, October 4th, 2013

Solihull Together Sponsored Walk

The organisers of the 5th annual Solihull Together Walk would like to thank everyone who turned out to walk for various local charities last Sunday. Not forgetting everyone who volunteered to help us with marshalling the walkers, including all the wonderful young people from The Challenge Network.

Over £1,000 was raised in sponsorship for organisations such as RSPCA, Age UK, Welcome, Marie Curie and Solihull Together. As a bonus, we were blessed by fine, sunny weather. A great day. Thank you all SO very much for taking part!



Pictured are Helen, Emma, Sue & Duke from RSPCA, with their certificate on completing the 9.5 mile walk. Well done!