This is now available to download and full of the usual variety of articles, stories etc.
Chaplains, Trustees and Friends of CIGB are gathering Tuesday 16 May 5:30-8pm, together will Paul Faulkner, CEO Birmingham Chambers of Commerce, and Professor Monder Ram, of Birmingham University Centre for Research into Minority Ethnic Entrepreneurship, to hear about CIGB’s recent activities and chaplaincies, and to discuss ‘the Brexit Effect’ in Birmingham and Solihull. Info here
Please find attached the latest newsletter with the usual mixture of news, views and stories. Also included are some details of our Annual Commissioning Service to be held on November 20th. It would be good to see you there is you are able to come.
Adavu, a Birmingham Methodist District Project, have launched a new Aftercare Support Project for adult survivors of modern slavery in the West Midlands. This project, funded by the Lloyds Foundation, enables Adavu to offer tailored long term support to adult survivors. Adavu Director, Deacon Kerry Scarlett, says
‘Government funded aftercare provides a minimum of 45 days accommodation and support for recognised victims of modern slavery. Many moving on from this support struggle to make the transition into life in an unfamiliar local community, and there are very few dedicated aftercare services across the country. There are also a significant number of adult survivors who do not access the government funded support for a variety of reasons; they too often fall between the gaps and struggle to find the right assistance.’
They are looking for volunteer Befrienders to support their clients.