It’s always fantastic to reveal the winners and finalists for the Chamberlain Awards, and hear some truly inspiring stories of excellent and extraordinary work carried out by Birmingham City Council staff. Shortlisting and finalising have been very tough, but we’re very proud to reveal the 2014 Chamberlain Awards finalists!
The team received a record number of 228 nominations this year – our tenth anniversary. As always, the nominations were packed full of inspiring stories of excellent work from our BCC colleagues.
The team would like to thank everybody who took the time to nominate their Chamberlain stars for this year’s awards!
Community Library Support Unit
Volunteering, community involvement and income generation programmes for Birmingham’s 39 community libraries.
Enterprise Catalyst Executive Delivery Team
Building an entrepreneural culture amongst disadvantaged communities in Birmingham.
Culture Commissioning Team
Researching and designing new ways of delivering locally-based arts activities.
Hospital Discharge Team
Service to advise on, and deal with delayed hospital discharges caused by housing issues.
District Arts Partnerships
Collaborative project to provide arts activities and events across the city.
Constructing West Midlands and BCC Employment Access Team
Partnership project providing local people with access to employment and training opportunities on small and large-scale building projects
A45 Corridor Improvement Project Team
Partnership project to divert and uprade a major section of the strategic highway network
Children’s Services Professional Support Services Team
Development and delivery of a traineeship programme to provide young people with work experience, and BCC with the opportunity to recruit younger members of staff.
Learning Difficulties Coordinator
Vulnerable Tenant Gardens Scheme
Delivering a training programme for disadvantaged young people who in turn deliver free gardening clearance work to elderly and disabled vulnerable housing tenants.
Health and Housing
Service working to provide suitable housing situations for children and adults with medical or mobility problems, or disabilities.
NHS Health Check Team
Implementation and delivery of the NHS Health Checks programme in all GP surgeries across the city.
Business Support Manager
Adult Social Care Contributions Team
Administration of financial assessments for residential care, facilitating income maximisation, managing direct payments and service user finances.
Development and provision of support services for older people with learning disabilities and dementia.
Wheelie Bin Implementation Team
Cross-directorate team formed to introduce wheelie bin refuse collections across Birmingham.
Crisis Support Team
Providing immediate, short-term practical and emotional support to those affected by an emergency.
Sport and Healthy Lifestyles Team and partners
Partnership formed to develop and deliver the ParkLives initiative.
Universal Credit Project Team
Development of a web-based application to provide a single place for tenants to access tenant logbooks, advice and employment information.
The Erdington District and The New Heights Partnership
Business Development Officer/District Support Officer and Community Project.
Local Enterprise Partnership Growth Deal Project Team
Development and delivery of funding submission for the Local Growth Fund.
Selly Oak District Community Scaffolding Support Programme
Enables, informs and empowers community groups to provide previously BCC-managed services for themselves.