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This is the homepage for Engage. Engage is a service provided by Early Help. This page will show the latest blogs, news, events, training and partnerships. Within Engage we have four teams

Birmingham and Solihull Youth Promise Plus

9th June 2017  Toni Kavanagh

Can you imagine growing up in a household where no-one goes out to work, everyone relies on benefits as the only source of income and no-one really cares what you …


Julia Neall’s Blog

20th December 2016  Toni Kavanagh

The Health Services and Engage are working closely and inter-dependently, to add value to their work with families. For example, there are now baby clinics and antenatal contacts taking place …


Yvonne O’Baidy

20th December 2016  Toni Kavanagh

The Empower team have been busy over the past weeks. The secondary schools needs analysis is open to all children in Solihull secondary schools. We need to hear the voice …


Maxine Burrows’ Blog

20th December 2016  Toni Kavanagh

Shadowing the Police Part of our Collaborative working is our relationship with the police force.  We are in the process of identifying how we can work with them directly where …


Sally Green’s Blog

20th December 2016  Toni Kavanagh

Sally Green is the interim Collaborative Lead for Direct Work.Sally has come from Social Care and has a background in direct work and assessment teams within Solihull. Who are we …


Kathy’s Blog

20th December 2016  Toni Kavanagh

As Christmas draws near we are all preparing for the festive season with glitz and bling.  Within the Engage Service the four apprentices worked hard to deliver our very own …


Yvonne Obaidy’s Blog

3rd October 2016  Ben Gittins

Empower One of the 3 Engage Teams that delivers Solihull’s Early Help offer. Empower works with children, young people and families to build confident and happy communities where everyone is …


Maxine Burrows’ Blog

28th September 2016  Ben Gittins

Enable We are one of three teams within Engage, the service that delivers the local authorities early help offer.  Enable is working hard to strengthen communities to be resilient and …


Julia Neall’s Blog

28th September 2016  Ben Gittins

Engage working with partners ‘Early Help is everyone’s business’ is one of the fundamental messages that is reinforced at the level one ‘Early Help’ LSCB training. This training is for …


Vicki Spall’s Blog

14th September 2016  Ben Gittins

Vicki Spall is our Collaborative Lead for Direct Work. Currently on secondment, her role for the next 12 months will be covered by Sally Green. Who are we and who …


Enterprise for Success

12th July 2017  News  

Enterprise for Success is a programme run by Greater Birmingham and Solihull LEP which offers help and advice to you if you are thinking of starting a new business. Register …


K2 Pre-Apprenticeship Course

12th July 2017

      Are you presently supporting young people aged 16-18 years who are either looking to start a vocational course in September 2017 and/or are aiming to secure an …


Solihull Youth Hub

6th July 2017

The Solihull Youth Hub provides support for young people aged 16-25 who are homeless, at risk of homelessness or in housing need. The Solihull Youth Hub work in partnership with …


Cascading Leadership programme

6th July 2017

      This free programme matches experienced, high-performing leaders in the voluntary and community sector (VCS) with others in the sector to share their knowledge and provide peer support. …


Stefanie, Johanna and Verena’s trip to the UK

27th June 2017

On Tuesday 30 May we, three students from Main-Taunus-Kreis (Germany) landed at Birmingham Airport. We were excited to see Solihull. We were picked up at the airport and brought to …


Birmingham Airport – A guide for children with autism

21st June 2017

Airports can be stressful environments. This is especially the case for people with autism. Birmingham Airport want to make sure that all passengers feel as comfortable as possible during their …


What is Child Sexual Exploitation?

25th May 2017

WHAT IS CHILD SEXUAL EXPLOITATION? CSE can affect any child or young person, male or female under the age of 18 years old. It is a form of child sexual …


Money Lending Project at John Henry Newman

13th April 2017

Over the past 13 weeks Engage have been working with John Henry Newman Catholic College on a Money Lending Project. The aim of this project was to teach the pupils …


Kickstart

10th March 2017

KickStart aims to engage young people aged 16 – 21 support them to take a step towards starting, or returning to, employment, training and education. The activities focus on: team …


Volunteers Wanted for our new Stay and Play group in Castle Bromwich

23rd February 2017

Would you like to become a volunteer for a New Stay and Play Group for children 0-5 years and their parents and carers?  The group is ran from our Castle …


Meriden Adventure Playground Weekly Sessions

Thu 24th August 2017 6:30 pm Meriden Adventure Playground, Chelmsley Wood, B37 5TB

The Engage service in Solihull run weekly sessions at the Adventure Playground in Meriden Park, Chelmsley Wood, enabling 12-19 year olds to access this space. These weekly sessions run from …


Five Way Cafe

Mon 8th January 2018 5:00 pm St Andrews Church 2 Craig Croft Chelmunds Cross Chelmsley Wood , Birmingham B37 7TR / Hatchford Brook Youth Centre Old Lode Lane Solihull B92 8JE

Engage are facilitating a Five Way Café for anyone aged between 11-16 who is feeling stressed or worried. This will give young people the opportunity to meet with others and …


Solihull Family Information Service

9th May 2017  Toni Kavanagh

They provide information on a range of other topics including choosing childcare, help with childcare costs, free early education places for 2, 3 and 4 year olds, free school meals, …


2 Year Old Funding

9th May 2017  Toni Kavanagh

Some families in Solihull are entitled to up to 15 hours per week free childcare the term after their child turns 2. Parents/Carers can apply to the Family Information Service …


3 and 4 year old funding (including 30 hours)

9th May 2017  Toni Kavanagh

All children are entitled to up to 15 hours early education funding the term after their third birthday. The Family Information Service can help parents looking for childcare to find …


Family Information Service Directory

9th May 2017  Toni Kavanagh

The Family Information Service have an online directory of information on childcare, activities and support services. This information is maintained by the service and regularly updated. Parents and practitioners can …


Family Information Service Brokerage Service

9th May 2017  Toni Kavanagh

The Family Information Service offer a brokerage support to families and practitioners in order to help them access services or find childcare.  Brokerage is offered where there is a barrier …


Free School Meals

9th May 2017  Toni Kavanagh

The Free School Meals team are now part of the Family Information Service and they provide information to Schools and parents on eligibility for Free School Meals and process applications …


Birmingham and Solihull Women’s Aid for Young women

27th April 2017  Toni Kavanagh

If you are affected by domestic violence and need to leave home, our refuges provide safe, secure, emergency accommodation where you can stay with your children if you have them. …


APM’s Youth Offer – Nu-Traxx Connect

2nd March 2017  Toni Kavanagh

APM is an international employment and training business with more than 1,200 staff at 400 sites in UK, Australia & New Zealand. The APM family is larger, more experienced, more …


Fab Lab

17th February 2017  Toni Kavanagh

Fab Lab comes to Solihull Young people in Solihull are being offered an exciting new opportunity at Chelmsley Wood Library. Fab Lab Solihull which launches later this month, will give …


Signpost Inclusion

14th September 2016  Ben Gittins

From personal experience, we recognised that although there was support for young people with additional needs there was very little support for the families in Solihull. We believe that in …


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10th May 2017  Ben Gittins

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