Midlands

Meet the finalists from Midlands

 

Category

Name of Project

Community Building

Good Soil Project

The Good Soil Project truly lives out loving thy neighbour. It is a therapeutic land-based project based at Top Barn Farm in Worcestershire. With Farming and horticultural activities for people trying to rebuild lives impacted by homelessness, addiction and criminality. The supported housing services provides the various strands of support to develop the necessary skills, experience and confidence for independent living.

https://www.goodsoil.org.uk

Community Building

The feast youth project

A Christian charity based in Birmingham working to promote community cohesion between young people of different faiths and cultures. In a society that's very divided they are working with young people of all backgrounds, to live out the message of The Good Samaritan to love our neighbour by valuing difference, respecting others faith and helping one another.

https://thefeast.org.uk/where/birmingham/

Inclusion

Renew Wellbeing

A Nottingham based charity helping churches open spaces of welcome and inclusion, in partnership with mental health teams to improve mental and emotional wellbeing. Each church partners with a mental health professional from the local council to ensure good inclusive practices, creating a simple cafe style space attached to a prayer or quiet space.

https://www.renewwellbeing.org.uk/

Inclusion

tastelifeuk

A charity that supports and educates on eating disorders. Providing tools for recovery for those who suffer and those who are impacted.

www.tastelifeuk.org

Social Justice

C2C Social Action (Crime to Christ)

Supports any individual at any stage of the Criminal Justice System by inspiring and motivating them to take personal responsibility for their behaviour, in order to reduce re-offending.

This has a huge impact on their lives, their children, families & local communities creating a safer, stronger Northamptonshire.

www.c2csocialaction.com

Social Justice

Radiant Cleaners

A social enterprise cleaning company based in Nottingham, providing jobs and individual support for those who would otherwise struggle to find work.

 

www.radiantcleaners.co.uk

Start up

Radiant Cleaners

Start up

Renew Wellbeing

Work with the Disadvantaged

Reachout Network Ministries

Reachout network came out of a vision that was formed in 1996, when Paul went out in the city centre, giving out a hot drink and a sandwich to those who were homeless, and sleeping on the streets. A street ministry developed into a network agency and a drop in was established for the homeless and vulnerable in Birmingham.

http://www.reachoutnetworkministries.org/

Work with the Disadvantaged

The Well Wolverhampton

The Well started in a small cupboard over ten years ago and now they have a warehouse where every item and resource is met through prayer. Working with vulnerable people in the city, work across 76 churches and many organisations in the city.

https://www.thewellwolverhampton.co.uk/

Youth and Children's Work 

Little Fish (Warley Baptist Church)

We wanted Little Fish (based in Warley Baptist Church) to be different to many Toddler Groups, with a big emphasis on friendliness towards the adults as well as the children. It has always been about creating a space for community to flourish, and so we have always been intentional about making sure that the parents/ grandparents/carers are looked out for as much as the children.

https://www.warleybaptist.org.uk/little-fish-at-warley-baptist-churc

Youth and Children's Work

Safe Families for Children - Midlands

Safe Families for Children – Midlands trains and supports volunteers from local churches, connecting them with families who are isolated and struggling. Helping build relationships that bring hope so that children can feel loved and secure in thriving families.

 

www.safefamiliesforchildren.com

Regenerate Rise Nottingham

Provides dinner and entertainment for over 60's in isolation.

 

https://www.regenerate-rise.co.uk/nottingham.php

Hope for Sutton

Hope for Sutton gives intergenerational support through working with people who experience isolation, loneliness and supporting youth’s mental health and young carers. They have been a catalyst of linking various needs of the community around isolation and loneliness, providing an innovative and faith-based approach to the whole community.

 

 

https://stjamesmeregreen.org.uk/inclusive-compassion-2/

Premier visited the Rowton Hotel in Birmingham for the Midlands regional Love Britain + Ireland Awards event on Thursday 20th June.

Here are a few pictures from the night and some of our Finalists going on to the finals later in the year (October) in London.

Browse through the pictures of Love Britain + Ireland events in other regions here

Birmingham
Categories

The Love Britain + Ireland Award for...

  • Community Building
    Awarded to an outstanding project building relationships with people and communities of different faiths.
     
  • Work with the Disadvantaged
    Awarded to an outstanding project reaching and supporting people struggling in our communities.
     
  • Inclusion
    Awarded to an outstanding project supporting and serving people with additional needs.
     
  • Start up projects
    Awarded to an outstanding project which has been launched since 1st October 2016.  
     
  • Work with Older People
    Awarded to an outstanding project serving and supporting older people in the local community.
     
  • Social Justice
    Awarded to an outstanding project which has sought to bring about a real change in community life through a local campaign
     
  • Youth and Children's Work
    Awarded to an outstanding project that is transforming the lives of children and young people in a local community.