Entries by OurPlaceSupport

Get to Know Sue Crooks and LoveBiz Networking®

    LoveBiz Networking® are kindly sponsoring Our Place’s 10 Year Anniversary Celebration Event. LoveBiz is a supportive networking community that aims to connect and empower women.   Sue Crooks, LoveBiz’s Founder, has had a wealth of successes throughout her career. She has worked in Hotel Management, Marketing Communications and Events, and established her own […]

Getting to know Zabrina and The gap*

  The gap* was founded in 2008 by Charlie Clayton and Steve Silverton. Coming from church backgrounds, they saw a need in the community for youth provision. The charity’s name is grounded in its ethos of bridging the gap that isolates marginalised youth from hope, understanding and support. Their ethos has “fundamentally stayed the same, […]

Get to know our new Director of Strategy – Julie Goddard

Our Place are excited to announce a new appointment to the Director’s Board with Julie Goddard joining us as our new Director of Strategy. Julie was born and bred in Birmingham, with strong social roots in Birmingham’s community and culture. Her ancestors worked for Cadbury, a local business that demonstrated what corporate responsibility can provide […]

Getting to know Dawn Latham

Dawn was born and brought up in Erdington, and has lived in Sutton Coldfield after she came back from University in Leeds. She has a wealth of experience in charity work and managing community projects, including a Director role for another Community Interest Company (CIC) in Birmingham. Dawn expresses that her “heart has always been […]

Our Place Mentoring Scheme – Loss and Change Project

  Our Mentoring Scheme received funding from Mind, a national charity that provides advice and support around mental-health, raising awareness and understanding for mental health problems and the importance of taking care of our mental wellbeing. This funding was used to deliver a ‘Loss and Change’ project, which involved our mentors training 20 Key Stage […]

Mentoring Scheme: Covid Response and Early Help Partnership

The Mentoring Team at Our Place has seen a challenging year. Throughout the pandemic, national restrictions, school closures and overall environment of unpredictability, they have worked tirelessly to continue to deliver the same level of support to children and young people as they would do face-to-face. Mentors deliver one-to-one sessions and group workshops, recent ones […]

Hope Food and Early Help Partnership Sutton Coldfield

  Hope Food is a relatively new charity (set up in May 2021) led by Deb Middleton, having initially started as a part of Hope for Sutton. In March 2020, Hope for Sutton organised support for those isolating during the first national lockdown which included shopping, prescription collecting, befriending calls and delivering food parcels. The […]

Beacon Family Services and Early Help Partnership Sutton Coldfield

Beacon Family Services helps children, their parents, carers, and teachers to develop and build strong connections and healthy relationships. Feelings surrounding safety and security are explored and reinforced through play-based therapies and training that are child-led and tailored to individuals’ needs and interests. Beacon offers ‘Theraplay’, an accredited therapy that supports parents, caregivers or teachers […]

The UP Creative Community and Early Help Partnership Sutton Coldfield

  The UP Creative Community is a grassroots organisation with the aims of encouraging wellbeing through creative collaboration, providing a safe place for anyone to learn new skills or develop existing ones, and sharing knowledge of textile waste management and commitment to caring for our environment. UP grew from a sewing group of mums meeting […]

Getting to know Barry: Advice Service Volunteer

Our Place are celebrating Volunteers Week. This week is all about expressing our gratitude towards the individuals that contribute their time and experience into making the organisation what it is.   Barry has been a part of the Our Place team for close to 10 years, with an eclectic background including teaching, working for an […]

Getting to know Amanda: Child Mentor

  Our Place are celebrating Volunteers Week. This week is all about expressing our gratitude towards the individuals that contribute their time and experience into making the organisation what it is.    Amanda joined Our Place as a child mentor during the first national lockdown. There’s a lot of similarities with her own business, as […]