Dudley CVS’s vision is for a borough that has caring, vibrant and strong communities where everyone can fulfil their potential.
In this snapshot of our year, you can learn more about how we’re connecting, inspiring and championing the people, communities and organisations that want to make wonderful things happen in Dudley borough.
WHO WE ARE
WHO WE WORK WITH
Dudley CVS works with anyone within Dudley borough to help realise our vision. We work with people, volunteers, groups, partners and organisations, businesses, doers, makers and creatives.
OUR WORK WITH GROUPS, VOLUNTEERS AND PEOPLE LOOKING TO GET INVOLVED IN THEIR COMMUNITY
We support all sizes and types of voluntary and community groups, charities and social enterprises, however formal or informal, as long as they benefit the people of Dudley borough.
Discover more about our work with groups and volunteers
Championing outstanding voluntary groups across the borough through the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service
The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service (QAVS) is the highest award given to volunteer groups, being equivalent to the MBE, and recognises the exceptional work …read more
Working collaboratively with people to set up strong not-for-profits (Airtime, Deafscope Link CIC, Black Country Arts Council)
We’ve worked to establish 13 new not-for-profits and strengthen many others, whether they’ve been a user-led community group like Airtime, set up by and for …read more
Supporting new social enterprises and connecting them to opportunities (Deafscope Link CIC, Breathing Space Therapeutic Services CIC, MAN_AGE CIC, Bloom Creative Wellbeing CIC)
We supported people to explore and refine their ideas for new social enterprises and connected them to learning and development opportunities, as well as to …read more
Our work with people
Not everyone feels that they are in a position to get more involved in their community without some support and encouragement. People can often have barriers, especially if their own physical and mental health or their day-to-day responsibilities present challenges to participation for them.
Discover more about our with people
Our Carer Coordinator supported over 500 carers to get the support they need to cope with their caring responsibilities, identify options for care and access …read more
Healthwatch Dudley is here to listen to what people like about health and care services and what they think could be improved. What they hear …read more
Supporting people in crisis and those with complex needs through Integrated Plus’s new High Intensity User (HIU) service
Integrated Plus’s HIU service offers a robust way of reducing avoidable frequent user activity to 999, NHS 111, A&E, and hospital admissions, freeing up front …read more
Our work with local doers, creatives and makers
We’ve brought together local doers, creatives and makers to nurture new creative spaces and experiences to help cultivate a more creative, kinder and connected town centre.
In March 2020 Dudley CVS took on ownership of the Brierley Hill Civic after a formal asset transfer from Dudley Council. The transfer secures the …read more
In Colab Dudley’s time spent listening to and creating with doers in and around Dudley town centre since 2017, Dudley High Street has been repeatedly …read more
Championing the voices of young people on health-related issues using innovative and creative approaches
In January 2019, Dudley Young Health Champions (DYHC) joined forces with Health Education England to pilot a youth programme as part of the national Citizenship …read more
Be a part of our collective story and share how you’ve been involved in our work or how you’d like to get more involved!