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Please check back here every so often for our latest news and updates on what’s happening at Karis Neighbour Scheme.


Our Karis BeFriends project is being featured as one of this month’s causes for LoveBrum. You can see our profile here and voting opens on 18th December when you can vote for the cause of your choice. We’re in the running against two other causes and one will receive an award of £2,000. This would help provide for the Christmas gift bags and parties for around 100 of the older people we support through Karis BeFriends. We’d really appreciate your support in voting for us, you can sign up for a reminder for when voting opens through LoveBrum’s website if you’d like a prompt!


We thought you might appreciate these knitted teddy bears that have been made by one of the older people we support. They made them and donated them for us to help raise funds for the Karis BeFriends project. Lots of them have gone already but we have a few left so if you’d be interested in getting your hands on one do get in touch.




We have just changed our phone numbers, you can now get hold of us on 0121 455 7524 for our main office and if you need to contact the Ladywood Community Advice project they are reachable on 0121 454 8994.


We celebrated our English for Speaker of Other Language (ESOL) classes having run for 15 years at an event held today. Thank you to those who came along and helped us recognise the hard work and dedication of some of our volunteers who have been faithfully serving at the classes since they began. It was great to see some familiar faces we haven’t seen for a while, with previous students joining us. Thank you also to everyone who contributed to the great bring and share spread for lunch.


A big thank you to all of you who came along to our Ceilidh fundraiser on Saturday, between you you helped raise nearly £400 for Karis’ work and we hope you all had a good time while doing so! Thanks also to The Real Junk Food Project for providing us with some great food


We’ve recently launched a new job club in partnership with Jericho, Suited for Success and St John’s & St Peter’s Church. The job club will be running every Wednesday in the Digital Den at the Ladywood Health & Community Centre, B16 8RP. This is alongside our community advice work and we can help if you’re looking for work, need help updating your CV, getting ready for interviews or are looking for training or volunteering opportunities. You can find out more at our facebook page –