Our Latest News

Our Latest News

Keep up to date with our latest news and events below.

Experience of The Sutton Park Challenge

With this year’s Sutton Park Challenge fast approaching, we’re excited to announce we have two returning runners taking part! Tim and Millie both took part in our 2019 run and are back to join in all the race day fun again. In 2019 Tim Livesley came first in the 10k

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Community Services Update – August 2021

The Community team are incredibly excited to see restrictions lift, allowing them to get back out providing activities across the west midlands! Check out below what they’ve been up to. MEET THE STAFF: This month we welcomed our new Sports Officer to the Communities Team. Shakeil Barratt will be working

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Parkride Tri Cycle Sessions

Join parkride this summer at “Tri Cycle” sessions across local parks in the West Midlands. What is Tri Cycle? Tri cycle is an inclusive cycling session in local parks across the West Midland for individuals and families to try cycling in a safe and fun environment. Who can take part?

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Picture of Pam on her bike in woodgate Valley Country Park

Pam’s parkride Journey

For about 18 months my husband and I have enjoyed cycling in Woodgate Valley with the team from Mencap. During lockdown new paths were installed in Woodgate and this has been a remarkable transformation. We always enjoyed riding up and down the path and it was good exercise in the

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Family Carers Team – August Update

The Family Carers team are incredibly excited to see restrictions lift, allowing the team to facilitate the monthly Support Groups, First Aid and Wellbeing Workshops, face to face in the community with more carers attending. Last month we saw the launch of these groups, which all received brilliant feedback from

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Safe and Well visits from West Midlands Fire Service

The Carers Emergency Response Service (CERS) have recently supported some citizens with a hearing impairment to access a Safe and Well visit from West Midlands Fire Service. Following a referral to West Midlands Fire Service from CERS, the citizens received a Safe and Well visit that resulted in them having

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Front Line Support during Covid-19

Our frontline support staff have been superhero’s throughout the last year and a half hear first hand from a family member how the housing care and support workers have managed to continued to give the best support to Angela regardless of the circumstance. “I just wanted to write to ask

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Community Hub Update – June 2021

In April, community coordinators Kay and Tess gave an online presentation to students from Queen Alexandra College , giving a talk about life after college. Students were able to watch the presentation on zoom and it was also streamed on youtube so that people all across Birmingham and potentially the

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Cycling With Confidence Update

Anyone near Pinewood or Clifton Road will have seen a few things over the last few weeks…….an incredible amount of rain, and of course all kinds of bikes coming and going! In Partnership with West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) and the Active Travel Fund, Parkride has launched its new cycling

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