Category: News

Christmas card winner

This was the winning design that was selected for the  Christmas card competition. The young person who won was part of the under 16’s OVOS group and received a voucher for £15. ‘Well done’. This competition will take place next year; we look forward to lots of fabulous designs.

Celebration Event- March 2019

This years Celebration Events them is ‘Around the world’. The date is 9th March, you can nominate your child, young person or care leaver for a certificate of excellence or a sponsored award. The awards are: Significant Progress – Sponsored by Engage The Aspire to In spire Award-sponsored by Engage Above and Beyond Award- sponsored By Install Electrical Company We…

Local Offer Launch – Jan 2019

On Wednesday 30th January the Local Offer launch took place, this was  to promote  the provision that is offered to Care Leavers and extending that service from 21 to 25 years of age. Those who may have left the service can return to receive support from a range of services and professionals.  The launch was held at Chelmunds and had the relevant …

OVOS Christmas Fare

On the 21st November members from the OVOS fundraising group within the Engage service had worked hard to put yet another fantastic Christmas fare on. This was held in the Council house and so far has raised £853 ( with money still coming in and a  few remaining goods to be sold ). A massive ‘Thank you’ to everyone who was…

Donations- ‘Thank you’ to…….

A massive ‘thank you’ to our local community shops for supporting OVOS. We had the following donations made to help support the Craft Fare that was held on November 21st  in aid of raising money towards OVOS.  Morrison’s- Castle Bromwich and Shirley – donated alcohol and chocolate. Co-op- Chelmsley wood – donated hot chocolate and chocolates. Jacks  Castle Bromwich- provided £20 worth of…

‘You In Mind’ Mental Health Conference

Member of OVOS and the Youth Council have been working together to put on a mental health conference for young people in Solihull. This fantastic event is for young people to find out more about services that can support them with their mental health and put their views forward on how things could be improved. The conference will be launched…

Mark Riddell (The Cornflake Kid)

OVOS are looking forward to a special visit from Mark Riddell MBE, author of The Cornflake kid book, who is also a Care experienced young person. He will be meeting with a group of young people to discuss how they feel things are going and what they feel could be better about their care. They will learn about his life…

Christmas Card Competition

Are you feeling Festive and creative Join in with this year Christmas card competition and be in with a chance to a £15 voucher. The deadline for designs to be submitted is the 9th November (No later) Please see the link below for the poster with more information on how to summit your beautiful designs. Christmas card design 2018  

NLCBF (“Young Champion of the year” award)

Elise & Victoria two of our Care experienced young people (Care Leavers) have been nominated by the National Leaving Care Benchmarking Forum for “Young Champion of the year” award. We are very proud of our two young people and wish them all the best with their nomination. The winners will be announced at the NLCBF Celebration Event on the 25th October…

KickStart

KickStart is a two day prgramme which will support you to take a step towards education, employment or training. Location: Normally in the north of Solihull. For more information contact  Colin Smart – email – cosmart@solihull.gov.uk Tel – 0121 709 7005/07721236270 Kickstart Flyer 16+ Nov 2018