Information, Advice and Guidance (IAG)

Information, Advice and Guidance (IAG) is a project delivered by volunteers at the Khidmat Centre. The project aim is to assist and empower people in the community to access public services.

They do this by:

  • providing information on how to claim various benefits
  • assisting individuals with their queries
  • advocating for individuals when needed
  • assisting with phone calls, form filling and language interpretation
  • signposting to other service providers.

Friends of Small Heath Park

Friends of Small Heath Park (FOSHP) is a project run by volunteers to improve Small Heath Park and its facilities. They work in partnership with the local authorities and other service providers to make better use of the park.

The aim of this project is to:

  • refurbish Small Heath Park Lodge for community use
  • maintain Mughal Garden
  • plant more trees in partnership with Tree Trust and BOSF
  • review the park maintenance contract
  • work with local councillors and residents to improve the park.

Khidmat Centre Cycle Hub

SHCF in partnership with Friends of Small Heath Park have aquired some bicycles from Birmingham City Council and has created a bike hub. The bikes are for the local residents use to improve their wellbeing.

The bikes are also available for those who want to hire them. FOSHP arranges group rides in the park on regular basis. Please contact the Khidmat Centre for more information.

Other projects SHCF has successfully delivered:

  • Third Sector Grant – Birmingham City Council
  • Future Jobs Fund – Department of Work and Pensions
  • Working Neighbourhood Fund - Neighbourhood Renewal Unit
  • Reach Project - Henry Smith Charity
  • Apprenticeship Project - British Chambers of Commerce/Department for Work and Pensions
  • Safeguarding/Domestic Violence - Parochial Church Council
  • Sexual Exploitation - Birmingham Children's Safeguarding Partnership

SHCF runs an active volunteering programme for people aged 18 and older. The aim is to help people gain experience and interpersonal skills, to enhance their employment prospects.

Volunteers on the programme can choose hours to suit their lifestyle and commitments.

  • Are you 18 or older?
  • Do you have some spare time?
  • Do you want to make a difference?
  • Do you want to learn some new skills?
  • Do you want to be part of something special?
Do something life changing and become a volunteer

Legal advice

SHCF has arranged with a professional solicitor to visit the Khidmat Centre. They provide free legal advice to residents living in Small Heath.

The solicitor visits the centre every Wednesday, from 1pm to 2:30pm.

Open Monday to Thursday, 10:00 till 16:00
Closed Friday to Sunday.

(0121) 773 8619

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