Welcome to the Birchfield 'Our Bigger Story' website. This is part of the multi media evaluation of 15 Big Local areas in England. The website is an opportunity to follow what is changing in Birchfield as a result of Big Local over a ten year period.

The aim of the website is to share the learning from everything that is happening in Birchfield with other Big Local areas and highlight what works in communities with a wider audience of practitioners and policy makers.

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  • Our hopes and achievements
    June 2, 2016      Film
    Birchfield Big Local partnership talk about what Big Local has achieved in the community and their hopes for the future. In particular they highlight the role of volunteers in delivering local services against the Big Local’s objectives.
  • Volunteering with Birchfield Big Local
    April 22, 2016      Film
    In this film local residents talk about the benefits of volunteering with Birchfield Big Local: the skills and knowledge they have gained and how they hope this will lead to employment.
  • Responsive Design
    Diversity and Volunteering
    April 16, 2016      Text
    In this presentation from the Big Local Spring Event in Sheffield (April 2016) representatives from Birchfield Big Local describe the roles played by volunteers in delivering their Plan.
  • Stepping Forward Project
    March 30, 2016      Photo
    Stepping Forward is offering the opportunity for people to learn new skills, for example, conversational English and basic IT and build their confidence. The support provided will be tailored to meet the specific needs.