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Here at Birmingham City Council there is always a lot going on and plenty to shout about.

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Birmingham stands as one of Europe’s top locations for property investment

Last week, we reported Birmingham topping a list of England’s fastest improving cities. This week Britain’s second city has hit further heights – appearing amongst Europe’s top locations for property investment, the highest placed UK city.   The results are taken from 2017’s ‘Emerging Trends in Real Estate’ report. Birmingham’s ongoing regeneration played a significant…

Birmingham tops list of fastest improving cities

A recent report carried out by PwC and thinktank Demos has named Birmingham the most rapidly improving city to live and work in England. Taking into account factors such as transport, work-life balance, inequality and health, the research found falling unemployment and a wave of regeneration projects significantly benefitting Britain’s second city.   Unemployment in…

Return To Social Work Programme Launched To Retrain 100 Social Workers

The Local Government Association (LGA), in partnership with central government and with the support of the Government Equalities Office, is launching its Return to Social Work programme which will look to retrain social workers for both adults and children who have left the profession. The West Midlands, East of England and London will be the…

Helping Families Early – Birmingham City Council release new “Signs of Safety & Well Being” Practice Framework

Birmingham City Council have always placed the needs of vulnerable families at the centre of the decisions regarding the future of services available to them.   Recognising that the process of getting help can often be confusing for service users as well as the pressures placed on the providers, BCC have strived to simplify this…

Help build better futures – Birmingham Children’s Trust

January marked the start of a new era for Birmingham Children’s Services when a by cabinet report was approved, setting out a Wholly Owned Company as the preferred option for the Birmingham Children’s Trust. This gives the formal go ahead to move into a Trust, following discussions with staff and partners last year. A wholly-owned…