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DRC open today - Wednesday 13th December 2017

Wednesday 13th December 2017 the DRC will be open today but if you are making your way to our centre at Mackadown Lane, please take care as side roads remain icy and wet in places.

****** COLD WEATHER UPDATE FROM DRC *******

The DRC centre and office at IHWC, Mackadown Lane, Kitts Green will be closing this afternoon (Tuesday 12th December 2017) at 3pm due to an updated cold weather warning.

As long as it is not snowing heavily, we hope to open as usual tomorrow morning (Wednesday) though this will be dependent on weather conditions. Tomorrow's activities include coffee morning and taxi driver training.

If you are due to attend at IHWC tomorrow, please contact us before setting out in poor or dangerous weather conditions.

Snow disrupts DRC services

Icy roads and snow have disrupted DRC's services today on Monday 11th December as staff and volunteers struggle to get to our centre at Kitts Green.

There will be minimal staff cover at the centre this morning but with temperatures dropping again later today we are planning to close the centre at around midday.

If you need to contact us about planned services today please call 03030 40 20 40 before midday or leave a message on our answer phone and we will try to get back to you.

Coffee Shop Manager - an exciting new position at DRC

BDRC Enterprise Limited Community Interest Company (CIC)

Coffee Shop Manager

£ 21,200 pa & excellent staff benefits

Permanent Full Time – 40 hours per week

12-month contract ending 31 July 2018

Bromsgrove High Street location

New Position at DRC - Removing Barriers Project Officer

Removing Barriers Project Officer

Salary: £19,430-21,962 pro rata per annum

Contract to 31 July 2018

30 hours per week

The Disability Resource Centre (DRC) is a leading disability organisation operating in Birmingham, Solihull and the wider West Midlands.

DRC hosts Macmillan Coffee Morning

Kelly on the left and fellow coffee morning attendees pose with goods from the Macmillan fundraiser

Meet Kelly. Kelly has been coming to the DRC for 4 years now and she’s a regular face at our Wednesday coffee mornings. Kelly had the brilliant idea of combining the DRC coffee morning with the Macmillan coffee morning and raising money for the charity. Here she tells us about what inspired her to take part...

Why DRC's 25th Birthday is important to me...

 

Hi I’m Linda (although most here know me as the gaffer!) and I currently volunteer for the Disability Resource Centre. I’ve been involved with the organisation for 5 years. When the centre in Kitts Green opened I was asked if I’d like to come down and get involved and I’ve been here ever since. I initially attended the coffee morning, and then I became a mentor for the DRC, now I look after the reception on a Tuesday and run the coffee morning on a Wednesday. 

A new post at DRC - Energy Efficiency and Debt Advisor

Energy Efficiency and Debt Advisor

(25 hours p/w - 12 month fixed term contract)

£18,070 - £20,661 pro rata per annum

The Disability Resource Centre (DRC) is a leading disability organisation operating in Birmingham, Solihull and the wider West Midlands.

DRC's 25th Birthday Celebration Event

2017 marks the Disability Resource Centre’s (DRC) 25th birthday. To celebrate this important milestone and to raise awareness of our valuable work, we are organising a Celebration event on Wednesday 13th September 2017, 10am-2pm at our Information, Health and Wellbeing Centre in Kitts Green, Birmingham.

Volunteers' Week - Tamara's story

DRC Volunteers
During Volunteers’ Week, we are celebrating all our fantastic volunteers who make a difference to the DRC.
 
One such volunteer is Tamara, who previously accessed DRC’s services and now volunteers on reception. Here is Tamara’s story:
 

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