Last year Birmingham Settlement delivered the Stay Warm, Stay Well project in partnership with Birmingham City Council. We are running this project again in 2013 where we are once again providing financial advice to help people keep their homes warm during the winter months, including helping you to reduce your energy bills and gain access to the benefits you are entitled to. If you need assistance during these cold months please get in touch to see how we can help.
On Saturday, we had a fantastic time celebrating International Women’s Day at King Edward’s School in Handsworth. Our stand was right next to the cakes but we were meeting so many great people that we managed to avoid temptation! Good to see city representation from the Lord Mayor and Cllr Sue Anderson stopped by our stand to say hello as well. We felt very honoured to be part of such an inspirational day with other organisations such as Aquarius, the Samaritans, Christian Aid, Enta, Midland Heart and many others. To finish the day off on a high we bumped into Janet, a former money advice client. Janet introduced herself by saying “Birmingham Settlement saved my life” – high praise indeed! Check out the video below to hear Janet’s amazing story about overcoming adversity; it’s a wonderful reflection of the strength of women in today’s society.
Stay Warm, Stay Well is a project about keeping warm and healthy during the colder months. Birmingham Settlement will be working on this project in partnership with Birmingham City Council until 31st March 2012. If you need help with keeping your house warm please get in contact with us for free advice and support. We can complete a check of your entitlement to receive benefit and help you to find ways to reduce your energy bills. There are a number of grants available to help you make your energy payments. If you’re interested please call reception at our Alma House office on 0121 250 3000.