BAES Open Events

Need advice about what courses to do next?

Do you need advice about courses you could undertake? Then why not book a date to come along to one of the Birmingham Adult Education Services (BAES) open events and find out how our courses can help you fulfil your ambitions?

Between March and June BAES will be running ten open events in their main centres between 10:00 and 13:00 on Saturday mornings.

These events are a great opportunity to come into the centres and talk to both staff and current learners about the wide range of courses on offer within the service.

At each event there will be various subject demonstrations and a chance to join in with some interactive games. Exhibitions of learners’ work and workshops will also be taking place.

BAES’s friendly, expert tutors and Learner Services team will be available to provide careers education, information, advice and guidance.

Find out where and when your nearest Open Event is taking place

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Passport to Employment

Are you ready for the world of work?

Birmingham Adult Education Services (BAES) wants to help all its learners to achieve their potential in life, in work and as active citizens. Their new careers programme Passport to Employment will help you to do just that!

As part of our Learner Gateway commitment BAES have developed a series of one hour workshops that will help you to be successful in your journey into work. The workshops are designed to complement your current study programme and develop your skills so you will be better equipped to achieve your long-term goals and aspirations.

The Passport to Employment programme is FREE and you can come along to any of the workshops and attend one, two or all three of them. Dates and times of workshops at each centre are available here:

Alternatively look out for posters in your local centre telling you when workshops are running. To book your place please speak to centre staff.

Your journey to success in the world of work starts here!

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Children’s Centre : Invite to an International Women’s Day event

Please join The Children’s Centre (delivered by Spurgeons Children’s Charity) to celebrate the achievements and success of women from all walks of life. Women have come a long way, yet there’s still more to be achieved.

Taking place on Thursday 7 March 2019, 10.00am to 2.00pm
at Laurel Road Community Sports Centre, Laurel Road, B21 9PB

Please Note: This event is open to women only.

Light refreshments (served between 12.00pm and 1.00pm).

Guests & Activities Include:

  • The Lord Mayor of Birmingham

  • Woman’s Health

  • #BalanceforBetter

  • Inspirational Speakers

  • Cake Stall

  • Beauty Treatments

  • Raffle

and much more …

For more information contact: Sharon Clarke on 07974 255 900

Spurgeons Children’s Charity supports vulnerable and disadvantaged children and families.

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Young Lives Matter – Intergenerational health and wellbeing conference

The West Midlands is a diverse region, serving a culturally and socially diverse population, Birmingham alone is estimated to have a population of 1,137,100. In conjunction with other relevant policies, procedures and strategies, the West Midlands is keen to see health and wellbeing inequalities significantly reduced.

The conference takes place on 30 March 2019, 09.30am to 4.00pm
Location: Birmingham City University, C192, Curzon Building, 4 Cardigan Street, Birmingham B4 7BD

The West Midlands takes its obligations under Equality Legislation seriously and aims to provide fair and equitable treatment to population it serves. Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities continue to experience inequalities within the UK mental health system despite major government policy initiatives.

The promotion of equality and achieving the elimination of unlawful discrimination within the West Midlands is paramount. The recent mental act review highlights and addresses racial inequalities amongst communities from BAME backgrounds particularly in the areas of mental health.

People from minority communities are often diagnosed with severe mental health problems up to eight times more compared with the wider population. Moreover, these communities experience more restrictive measures within the health system, including being subjected to forensic services and locked wards.

More Information & Book your FREE place here >

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Equality Delivery System (EDS2) Event

Equality Delivery System (EDS2) Event 22nd March 2019

Taking place on Friday 22 March 2019, 9:30am to 4:30pm
Location: Highbury Hall, 4 Yew Tree Road, Birmingham, B13 8QG

Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust (BSMHFT) would like to invite you to be a guest at their Equality Delivery System (EDS2) Event on the 22nd March 2019 to help grade the service provided to its communities and patients.

The main purpose of the Equality Delivery System (EDS) grading event is to help BSMHFT, review and improve their performance by listening to the views of patients, carers, local communities and those who work in the NHS.

The EDS is used to support the Trust to deliver better outcomes for patients and communities and better working environments for staff, which are personal, fair and diverse. The EDS is all about making positive differences to healthy living and working lives for everyone.

At the heart of the EDS2 is a set of 18 outcomes grouped into 4 goals. These outcomes focus on the issues of most concern to patients, carers, communities, NHS staff and boards. It is against these outcomes that performance is analysed, graded and action determined.

More Information & Book your FREE place here >

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People for Public Services Forum: 7th March 2019

Citizens having a voice about adult social care services in Birmingham.

This event is taking place on 7 March 2019 from 10:30am to 12:30pm
Location: The H Suite, 100 Icknield Port Road, Birmingham, B16 0AA

About this Event:

The People for Public Services is the new monthly forum which will focus and discuss adult social care issues with citizens, members and staff.

The monthly forum will provide opportunities for engagement and co-production with citizens in all areas of adult social care as well as give citizens the opportunity to ask questions and have a say on key areas of service delivery which will affect services in the future.

The approach to citizen engagement has been designed by citizens as part of a planning group with the Citizen Involvement Team.

The meetings are co-chaired by citizens, discussions are led by citizens and the forum receives agenda items from citizens and staff alike.

Book your FREE place here >

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Turn2us : Help when you need it most!

Turn2us is a national charity helping people when times get tough. They provide financial support to help people get back on track.

Anyone can be a missed pay-cheque, illness or bereavement away from a real financial crisis, which is why Turn2us can help you find the support that you need.

The Turn2us Benefits Calculator takes less than 10 minutes to complete and it will tell you which means-tested benefits you may be entitled to, including tax credits.

The Grants Search can help you look for funds that might be able to give you a grant or other types of help.

Turn2us also award their own grants from the Turn2us Elizabeth Finn Fund, the Turn2us Response Fund, and the Turn2us Edinburgh Trust.

Support is also available through the Turn2us helpline for people who find it hard going online. (Call on: 0808 802 2000, 9.00am – 5.30pm Mondays-Fridays (except bank holidays).

Visit the website >

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