Birminham Community Development Scheme was set up to help the long term unemployed to gain experience while volunteering in local businesses. BCDS work with people in disadvantage communities across Birmingham to help them build their confidence, self-esteem, write cover letters, build their CVs andgaing experience by volunteering.

We runs employability workshops, job search, job club, mentoring, coaching, mock interviews, placement and volunteer placement. BCDS support people to get employment and support them whilse into employment. Getting people into employment is what we do best.

BCDS is a mentoring organisation that cater to the needs of the individual on a one to one basis. We are a people centred organisation that work on a holistic level with service users to reach their full potential.

Benefit of the programme

Birmingham Community Development Scheme helps with the empowerment of people who take part in our many programmes. Our projects are unique in that we do things different from other organisation. Our main priority is the development of the individual so that they can take control of their own destiny.

Our programmes help and empower people to go out and do things that help to better their lives instead of dwelling on self pity. The aim is to help service users reach the full potential as progressive men and women in society. We use role- play and testimonies from ex-offenders in a practical way to show young offenders that there are other choices rather than crime. BCDS helps prevent youth from offending and ex-offenders from reoffending. We help turn their lives around in a positive way.

  • BCDS provides employability workshops for all, increasing service-users self-esteem and self-awareness.
  • Workshops to develop life skills.
  • Information about integrating into the workplace.
  • Employment rights discussed.
  • Completing the final stages of becoming an accredited City & Guilds training provider.

  • BCDS offer True Life Mentoring Service.
  • A tailored service using a holistic approach.
  • Approved Provider Standard from the Mentoring and Befriending Foundation
  • Qualified and approachable mentors and money mentors teaching life skills. 
  • Individual sessions or group sessions available.
  • Reintegrating ex-offenders and those at risk of offending back into society.  

Birmingham Community Development Scheme

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  • DBS Checks provided by BYEP