Please be advised that Salma Hamid has resigned as Chair and Trustee of St Paul’s Community Development Trust.
We are delighted to share ‘Get Balsall Heath Reading’ has received the Community Award, for People with Passion 2020.
The lack of literacy impacts individuals and their families for generations. Adults with poor literacy skills struggle with employment, social inclusion, social mobility, self-esteem and struggle to support their children’s learning. And so, the long tail of disadvantage continues from one generation to another.
St. Paul’s Community Development Trust is aware of the recent allegations that Salma Hamid sent a number of tweets between 2014 and 2016 that were anti-Semitic in nature.
Salma became a Trustee and Chair of the Trustee Board in October 2019.
In the light of these allegations the Board of Trustees’ have with immediate effect suspended Salma from her Trustee duties.
St. Paul’s Trust is committed to encouraging diversity and eliminating discrimination both in its role as an employer and as a provider of services. St Paul’s Trust aims to create a culture that respects and values people’s differences, that promotes dignity, equality and diversity and that encourages individuals to develop and maximise their true potential
For any enquiries on this matter please contact David Cusack Chief Executive, St. Pauls Community Development Trust (David.Cusack@stpaulstrust.org.uk)
Seasons Greetings from everyone here at St. Paul’s Trust!
Thank you to the children at St. Paul’s Nursery for designing this years card.
We are pleased to announce that the Balsall Heath Community Festival WILL be going ahead.
The Community Festival will now be taking place on Friday 6th of December between 4:30 pm and 7:30 pm.
Tickets for Santa’s Grotto are now on sale from Malvern Street Children’s Centre reception desk for £3.00 per child.
We do hope that you can join us!
My name is Salma Hamid and I was born and raised in Bordesley Green and Small Heath. I graduated in 1997 from the University of Central England as a Primary School Teacher and began working immediately. I got married in 1998 and moved to Moseley where I have lived for over 21 years with Rashid, our 3 wonderful children and our 2 cats.
Content Reposted From Birmingham Mail Article.
Birmingham children are to be offered free food and activities during the 2019 summer holidays.
Happy Healthy Holidays has secured £2 million funding from the Department for Education in a bid to help 18,000 children over the summer.
The pilot programme is the largest of its kind and is being led by Accord Housing Association together with Birmingham Playcare Network, the Active Wellbeing Society, and Sport Birmingham.
Caroline Wolhuter, Head of Innovation and Impact at Accord, said: “We are delighted that Happy Healthy Holidays will be co-ordinating the roll out of this scheme in Birmingham.
After many years’ service, the current Chair of Trustees of St. Paul’s Community Development Trust is to retire. St. Paul’s has gone through a challenging period but are now beginning to see growth in the organisation for the first time in over five years.
We are seeking a new Chair of our Trustee Board to lead the organisation into the next stage of recovery and onto a sustained period of stability and growth.
Following extensive consultation St. Paul’s Trust has amended its mission and values to reflect the environment we are currently operating in and the challenging financial climate. Trustees are mindful of the move away from community activities and will endeavour to work with other organisations to deliver community events.
If you wish to discuss the changes please contact our Chief Executive David.Cusack@stpaulstrust.org.uk .
Opening and Closure over the 2018 Christmas Period
Monday 8th October 2018 was the St Paul’s Annual General Meeting.
Attendees were treated to a presentation on Family Learning by Hafsha Shaikh from Smartlyte , which recently won the Working with Families award at Nursery World.
Newman University is delighted to be working with St. Paul’s Community Development Trust to give our students real-world work experience working with parents/families experiencing challenging situations in their lives.
A message from our Chief Executive
“Welcome to St Paul’s Community Development Trust new website!”
We have put a lot of work into the new website to make it informative, easy to read and navigate and to allow users to access services at St Paul’s as easily as possible.