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What is FGM?

Female genital mutilation (FGM) is deliberately cutting, damaging or changing the female genitals, without a medical reason. It can cause serious physical and psychological harm and is illegal in the UK. The 6th of February is International Day of Zero Tolerance for FGM. Why do … Read more

What is FGM?

Female genital mutilation (FGM) is deliberately cutting, damaging or changing the female genitals, without a medical reason. It can cause serious physical and psychological harm and is illegal in the UK. The 6th of February is International Day of Zero Tolerance for FGM. Why do … Read more

Health and healing; how diet and exercise can help survivors.

Today, we’d like to introduce Claire* a support worker in our domestic abuse service. Claire has a passion for exercise and nutrition, and she’s sharing knowledge to help empower our service users. Not only that, Claire heads up our ‘Wellbeing Walks’. These are lunchtime walks, … Read more

What is economic abuse?

Economic abuse is a form of domestic abuse. Domestic abuse is described as a pattern of behaviour used to gain or maintain power and control over someone. There are many ways in which perpetrators do this, including economic abuse, which is a form of coercive … Read more

The Big Festive Share

We are excited to launch our #BigFestiveShare today! It’s safe to say that 2020 has truly been a year like no other. We’ve been unable to see family, friends and even colleagues as we follow the evolving guidelines on staying safe. Personal and professional heartbreak … Read more

International Men’s Day

Today is International Men’s Day. We thought we’d share the core themes IMD 2020 based around issues men are facing: ·       Making a positive difference to the wellbeing and lives of men and boys ·       Raising awareness and/or funds for charities supporting men and boys’ … Read more

What is The Hope Revolution?

Recently, Valley House became part of the Hope Revolution. In a nutshell, it’s a new way of giving to charities. Each charity has a ‘shop’ on the Hope Revolution website, supporters simply visit the site, chose what they want to buy for their chosen charity … Read more

Our vulnerable children received free lunches this half term

Our vulnerable children received #freelunches this half term. Thank to Eddie and his team at Morrisons Community Champions. Check out their page http://facebook.com/246community like & follow to show some love for all the wonderful work they have done to support local businesses and charities during … Read more

Valley House CEO award finalist!

Valley House CEO LJ Winterburn nominated for the  ‘Women in Housing’ award. Earlier this year Valley House CEO, LJ Winterburn was nominated by SASC (Social and Sustainable Capital), for the Inside Housing’s Women in Housing: Leaders 2020 award. The judging panel selected her as one … Read more

A message from John Crabtree OBE

As the representative of Her Majesty The Queen in the West Midlands, I would like to thank you for your contribution you have made to the County during the extraordinary and difficult times. No matter how large or small, the innovation, collaboration, humanity and selfless … Read more