Archive for May, 2012
Hello all, a trip has been arranged by the LNF for local residents to Barry island.
The trip will take place on Sunday 8th July 2012, departing from the corner of Nursery Road and Brougham Street. We will be departing from there at 8am prompt and leaving from Barry island 5pm prompt. The cost of the trip is £7.00 per adult or child. To secure a place please come to the registration with the correct money on Thursday 14th June 2012 at the L.R.G. Center opposite the Sure start cherry tree center, between 9-12. Please note that all places will be offered on a first come first serve basis.
Thanks see you there!
By Revd Helen Jobling
Lozells Methodist Community Centre invites you to celebrate the Queens Diamond Jubilee with them.
Saturday June 2nd 11am – 1pm Children’s Craft activities getting ready to party. 8 years plus. Under 8s must be accompanied by an adult.
Sunday June 3rd ‘The Big Lunch’ 3.30 – 6.30pm bottom of Lozells Street. Bring food to share.
Thursday June 7th. Half term fun 11am – 2pm. 8 years plus. Under 8s to be accompanied by an adult.
In February of this year, the Forum shared with you a short article about the new myplace building near the six ways island – check it out here: http://lozells.info/2012/02/what-is-this-new-building/
Provisions for children and young people after school hours within the community has been identified by residents as a key priority for the Lozells Neighbourhood Forum – as was raised in our last community meeting on the 26th of April.
Councillor Zaffar has arranged a seminar with Harry Fowler (Head of Youth Services, Birmingham City Council) to be held on Wednesday 6th June 2012, 6pm – 8pm at Lozells Methodist Community Centre, 113 Lozells Street, Lozells, Birmingham, B19 2AP. All are invited to hear about youth provision in our area including what will be happening in the new ‘myplace’ building.
There will be an opportunity for those attending the seminar to ask questions. If you are unable to attend, but would like to ask a question, please email Cllr Zaffar at firstname.lastname@example.org and he would ask the question and get a response back to you.
See you there!
By Sarah Napier, Support Worker – Midland Heart.
Many of you reading this will already be familiar with the location of 173 Lozells Road, a supported housing scheme for formerly homeless customers run by housing and care organisation Midland Heart. But how many of you know what goes on inside?
Here at 173 Lozells Road, there are 22 self contained apartments for single adults over the age of 25. We work really hard to provide the right support tailored to individual needs to help people to live independent and happy lives.
There is sometimes a stigma attached this type of housing, but my experience of working here is very different. Our customers are people looking for stable accommodation and staying with us enables them to have the right support to help them get back on their feet.
There are 6 support workers who staff the scheme 24 hours a day, we provide all the support needed to move people onto sustainable tenancies. This can include help with addiction, relationship breakdown or language barriers. We also work in partnership with other agencies and refer many customers onto other services. All of this together works really well – our goal is to help an individual in any way we can to get them to the point they are able to manage their own tenancy.
We have recently started to plan a program of activities to add to what we already do; such as a DVD night, an english class, and a coffee morning twice a week.
These are really popular and we are looking to increase the number of activities. We are also at the very early stages of developing a garden space. The idea is to have an informal space for the residents to relax and enjoy, we would like to have some raised beds to plant food and flowers. Watch this space for further developments!
If you would like to hear more about what we do or would like to become involved, please contact me at email@example.com It would be great to hear from you!