World Social Work Day 2021

Cllrs Kate Booth and Paulette Hamilton say a big thank you to all our social workers who help the people of Birmingham every day.

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Build back greener

Cllr Waseem Zaffar, Cabinet Member for Transport and Environment, reflects on 2020 and what the Council is doing to support a low-carbon recovery from Covid-19.

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Helping reduce digital inequality in Birmingham

Cllr Jayne Francis, cabinet member for education, skills and culture, talks about the need to get laptops and connectivity to all Birmingham children.

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Birmingham’s provision to support rough sleepers this winter

Cllr Sharon Thompson, cabinet member for homes and neighbourhoods, talks about the city’s approach to supporting rough sleepers this winter.

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Why paying the Living Wage has to make a difference

It is Living Wage Week and Cllr John Cotton, Cabinet Member for Social Inclusion, Community Safety and Equalities, talks about why Birmingham needs to become a Living Wage City.

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Still time to have your say in Games survey

Councillor Ian Ward, Leader of Birmingham City Council, discusses the positivity the Commonwealth Games can bring to Birmingham...

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Why Birmingham has to work to be a real equal opportunity employer

Cllr John Cotton, Cabinet Member for Social Inclusion, Community Safety & Equalities, on how the council, already leading the charge on tackling inequalities affecting Birmingham’s diverse population, is turning the spotlight on itself as an employer

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A pressure cooker: a story of domestic abuse during lockdown

Cllr Nicky Brennan, the council’s lead on domestic abuse, introduces a series of blogs, sharing the stories of survivors and those working with them.

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Extraordinary times won’t stop us delivering an Extraordinary Commonwealth Games

Cllr Brigid Jones, Deputy Leader of Birmingham City Council, blogs on why these current extraordinary times will not stop the city council playing its part in delivering an extraordinary Commonwealth Games...

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Welcoming back all pupils to Birmingham schools

Cllr Jayne Francis, cabinet member for education, skills and culture, talks about how schools are safely welcoming back all Birmingham pupils.

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