Fair Brum is the name we’re given to the online presence of our Giving Hope Changing Lives consultation.
What is Giving Hope Changing Lives?
Giving Hope Changing Lives is Birmingham’s Social Inclusion Process. It’s about trying to build a fairer and more inclusive city.
Birmingham is a distinctive city set apart by its diversity and youth, it’s a great place to live work and play. It’s a safe and welcoming place where new communities come and make their home. However there are still major challenges that face the city and some people and communities still do not feel part of mainstream society.
In some areas of the city over 50% of working age people do not have employment
- Around 35% of children in Birmingham are classed as living in poverty,
- There is over twelve years’ difference between the life expectancy of males in the worst and best wards on the city
With resources becoming more and more scarce it is clear we need to do something different.
Social Inclusion is about everyone in Birmingham having a say, having a stake and having a future.
Over the next few weeks we will be talking with people across Birmingham to explore how issues of exclusion and poverty can be addressed more effectively.
Our vision for this process is to develop a new approach that will help raise aspirations and bring lasting change to the quality of life of our most disadvantaged communities and neighbourhoods.
This is an opportunity for people to bring about actual change. It will be built around being open, honest and challenging.
It’s about talking and listening to real people in real places. The information that we get from these conversations will be used to develop tangible recommendations so that those in charge of the key agencies in the city can shape their services to ensure everyone has a high quality of life.
The work will follow Five Key Lines of Enquiry, each being championed by expert practitioners, and they will be going out with support into the community to listen to people’s views.
DIVERSITY OF PLACE
Why are some places better off, and how can those that are worse off be improved?
DIVERSITY OF PEOPLE
How can we maximise the potential of our rapidly changing and diverse population?
How can everyone share in the city’s growth and prosperity?
How can the wellbeing of the people of Birmingham be improved?
What can we change to better encourage all our young people to fully develop their talents in a positive way?
By following this blog you will get the latest up-to-date information from the research, discussion items and links to events.
This is an open and inclusive process and we want to hear from you so get in touch!!
For more information please contact
PO BOX 16253
Be Birmingham is the local strategic partnership that brings together partners from the business, community, voluntary, faith and public sectors to deliver a better quality of life in Birmingham.