February 2024

The Day in the Life as an Independent Domestic Violence Advisor – IDVA FOR ALL 

An IDVA (Independent Domestic Violence Advisor) is a specialist professional who works with victims of domestic abuse to develop a trusting relationship. Their primary role is to provide support to individuals who are at high risk of serious harm due to domestic violence. Here are some key aspects of an IDVA’s role: 1) Safety and […]

Dudley’s Poverty Summit #3

In April 2024, Dudley Council for Voluntary Service (Dudley CVS) and Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council (DMBC) will be joint hosting the third Poverty Summit. They have been running annually since 2022 and aim to bring together colleagues across the system working with people in poverty or those who are just about managing. The summit aims […]

Dudley’s Community Toothbrush Scheme

How can a toothbrush make a difference for people experiencing homelessness or poverty? You might not think that a toothbrush is a big deal, but for some people, it can make a significant difference to their health and well-being. That’s why Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council launched a community toothbrush scheme to help people who are […]

Partnership Project Brings Historic Building Back To Life

An innovative new project involving the Good Shepherd, Wolves Foundation and the City of Wolverhampton Council has opened its doors at the historic Queen’s Building in the City Centre.     The Central Community Shop, a flagship store among a network of community shops the council has pioneered across the city, will offer residents of Wolverhampton the […]