We were hugely honoured that the Lord Mayor of Birmingham Carl Rice came to see us today, after requesting to find out more about our work in Birmingham.
This comes after Cllr Rice stated in his initial Mayoral address that he hoped to do more to highlight the work of the voluntary sector in Birmingham during his year as Mayor.
During the year he has already supported our Fundraising team by attending the Christmas concert Festive Favourites put on by the CBSO where a percentage of the ticket sales comes to us and CBSO also allow us to collect on the doors.
During his visit today he met with centre staff at St Basils headquarters on Allcock Street, Deritend which included meeting with the Senior Leadership, Learning, Skills and Work, Psychologically Informed Environments, Property Services and National Engagement teams as well as back office staff (pictured below).
The Lord Mayor was then taken on a tour of adjacent frontline service St Basils Youth Hub, where 4000 - 5000 young people per year at risk of homelessness in Birmingham come for advice and help. The Lord Mayor Cllr Rice was then taken by senior staff to visit one of our nearby supported accommodation projects, Edmonds Court Foyer where Manager Lea Jackson (pictured below far right) talked about how staff support young people back into education, work and training.
Cllr Rice later posted this tweet: