Capacity launch new brifing paper Families – a time for change

Capacity has worked with families for many years. Their Director, Margaret Lochrie, has dedicated her life’s work to developing services for families that meet their real needs. With the election approaching, Capacity has produced Families – a time for change: a new document which outlines their vision for better services for families and a greater…

Where the Political Parties Currently Stand on Childcare – Belina takes a look

Key policy points and spokespeople’s comments taken from BBC website The parties’ proposals The Conservatives will be announcing details of their childcare plans before the election. A Conservative spokesman said the party was “proud” of measures taken in government to increase provision and pointed to the introduction of tax-free childcare scheduled for after the election.…

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Adviser Training programme gives new ideas and confidence to engage employers

Belina launched its YellowBox Adviser Programme on Tuesday in Birmingham at The Studio.  The first programme focussed on Effective Employer Engagement. Delegates came from Black Country Housing, Kennedy Scott and the Salvation Army. They were enthusiastic about the programme and particularly liked meeting people from other organisations and sharing best practice. It ‘has given me new ideas for employer…

Find out how GRoW can help you get parents back to work

Getting Going with GRoW– February 9th Update Two GRoW programmes run – Newham – for Newham Workplace – Birmingham – for Avanta We got excellent feedback with parents telling us they would be moving forward in lots of exciting ways. Taster sessions Our January Taster Sessions were a big success – Meetings to talk about…

Work in Progress 2015

Sheffield 19 | 03 | 15 Carley are to be congratulated on developing an exciting new conference for practitioners within the employment services. It will be taking place just a few weeks before the General Election, and will give us all the chance to debate the next five years. Liz Sewell of Belina will be…