As you’ll be well aware the COVID-19 pandemic has created an unprecedented situation which has massively impacted on and curtailed our daily routines and social situations. The latest government announcement on Monday ordered everyone to ‘stay home’, but then what happens if you don’t have a home?
We’ve had quite a few direct messages from our supporters about this so we just wanted to update you on what our Birmingham outreach teams and the partnership of agencies across Birmingham are now doing, and also how young people can get help right now.
Due to the COVID-19 situation we have had to change the way we help young people in need of accommodation or support. Young people now need to, where possible, call us first rather than drop in. Here are the phone numbers you need where you are.
At St Basils we value the contribution of our volunteers and do the best we can to make volunteering experiences with us useful and rewarding. We always love to hear from anyone who feels their time at St Basils has made a difference to them, whether that be as a resident, volunteer or Staff member. Matthew came to volunteer at St Basils in December 2018 and is still with us, now as a paid worker. Here he shares his insights as to what he feels he has got out of his time with St Basils so far…
Other than the workshops what’s particularly helped me at St Basils is the support of the staff, particularly Employability Coach Vicky and Partnership and Progressions Officer Kash. I think they’re just really dedicated to what they’re doing
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