New alternative giving scheme to help the homeless starts in Birmingham

New alternative giving scheme is being piloted across Birmingham to help those who sleep rough on the streets.  The new scheme, called Change Into Action is aimed at addressing rough sleeping across the West Midlands and is a partnership between Birmingham City Council and Mayor’s Homelessness Taskforce. All donations are kindly received and held by BVSC before being assigned to local homelessness charities to help individuals. The number of people sleeping rough on our streets has increased 157% over the…

Nominate your mental heath star in the first Thrive Mental Health Commission Awards

  Has someone you know helped you though a difficult period? The Thrive Mental Health Commission Awards are looking for nominations for Mental Health Stars, individuals who have made a significant contribution to improving mental health and wellbeing in your area.  The awards mark the first year of the Thrive West Midlands programme by celebrating the ground-breaking work taking place across the region to improve mental health and wellbeing. Nominations can be for friends or relatives, carers or colleagues, a…

Fancy a Style Makeover?

Fancy a change? If you've been thinking about changing your hair style & colour, and want to change the way you do your make up, we've got a great opportunity for you. We are featuring Umberto Giannini in the next edition of our Colmore Life magazine and we're looking for someone who is looking to have a style overhaul. The team at Umberto will show case their skills in understanding and interpreting the needs of you, the client and give you…

Where to grab a festive coffee in the District

There's nothing better than a hot cup of coffee to warm you up on your way into work during the colder months. And it's that time of the year where our coffee shops make their hot drinks extra festive to get you in the Christmassy spirit so in honour of that, we've rounded up the best Christmas coffees in the District. Java Lounge  Moving away from your traditional spiced drinks, Java Lounge are serving up Cherry Mocha, Peanut Mocha and…