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Tabor House publishes impact report

Birmingham homeless shelter, Tabor House, has released its impact report for its first two years of operation. With foreword from Fr Michael White, Chair of the iShelter management committee, the report looks at the challenges and successes during 2018 and 2019. Fr Michael writes: The report acknowledges that there have been challenges. It also reports…

Launch of ‘Welcome the Stranger’ – a resource to welcome newcomers

We are pleased to launch ‘Welcome the Stranger’ – a new resource to help people support refugees, asylum seekers and migrants in their neighbourhoods. Most people move to other countries both by choice, but for some it is a necessity. They often need support to settle into a new place and feel at home in…

Brushstrokes celebrates 20 years of changing lives

On 29 November 2019, more than 70 people united to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Brushstrokes Community Project. Brushstrokes began in 1999, in a tiny Black Country council flat. A small group of volunteers went out into the local community to find those who were hidden, neglected and vulnerable. Now, it combines its grassroots beginnings…

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Give the gift of time this Christmas, volunteer at Tabor House

Tabor House, Birmingham’s permanent night shelter, is asking for people to give their time at Christmas by volunteering over the festive period. Tabor House works wonders all year round thanks to the crucial support of its volunteers. Volunters are especially important during the winter months and on holidays, when the anguish of being homeless and,…

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The God who Speaks – diocesan launch

The year 2020 has been earmarked as a focus on the Bible and ‘The God Who Speaks’. The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales is encouraging everyone to celebrate, live and share God’s word with this exciting new Scripture initiative. It coincides with the 10th anniversary of Verbum Domini – Pope Benedict XVI’s Apostolic…

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Legacy of mercy lives on

The legacy of the Year of Mercy lives on as Caritas Archdiocese of Birmingham awards £5,000 to charities that support vulnerable refugees and migrants. Brushstrokes Community Project and Solihull Welcome have each received £2,500 to support their work. The payments are the last from a special collection taken by parishes across the Archdiocese during the…

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Mayor of Sandwell officially opens Brushstrokes’ new centre

On 16 October 2019, the Lord Mayor of Sandwell, Cllr Ann Jaron officially opened Brushstrokes Community Project’s new centre. The new building, on Smethwick High Street, places Brushstrokes right in the heart of the community that it serves, enabling it better to support people at their time of need. As the project grew to meet…