Human Lending Library Recruits Crisis Mentors for West Midlands

Monday, 11 May, 2020

In response to the challenges social enterprises and charities are facing due to coronavirus, four new Experts have joined the Human Lending Library to offer their support to the social enterprise and charity sector in the West Midlands.

They join more than 60 other renowned business leaders offering advice based on their experience.

If you’re a social entrepreneur whose organisation is having a tough time of it at present, please reach out.

Crisis experts include Preyal Dewani, founder of change experts Handpicked Society, Bill Mew, founder of crisis management firm Crisis Team, and Chris Gourlay, founder of community focused crowdfunding platform Spacehive offering experience in change management, digital working, raising finance and more.

The Human Lending Library Birmingham is delivered by charity Expert Impact in partnership with social enterprise development organisation iSE.

The Library also remains open to social entrepreneurs seeking general expert advice and mentoring to grow and scale their business. Many of the experts available are household names and include the founders of Pret-a-MangerJohn FriedaMumsnet, Karen Lynch former CEO of Belu, Sir Tim Smit the founder of the Eden Project and many other leading entrepreneurs. Browse all the experts here.

For more information on the programme and to apply visit

New bereavement support available for people in Birmingham and Solihull

Monday, 11 May, 2020

To help support those who feel isolated and are suffering as a result of a loss, a new bereavement helpline is now available to people in Birmingham and Solihull, five days a week from 1 June.

The support is available for people of all ages within Birmingham and Solihull.
Call: 0121 687 8010
Email: support[at][dot]uk

Opening Hours:
Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 9.00 am - 5.00 pm
Tuesday, Thursday: 9.00 am - 8.00 pm
Saturday and Sunday: 12.00 pm - 5.00 pm (From 1st June 20)