Saathi House News


Saathi House is a hub of exciting projects, events and activities. 

To stay up-to-date on all our work and more, you can browse through our news stories and press releases below; and also check out our social media platforms (links above and below).

  • To watch Saathi House video presentations, please visit our Video Hub here.

  • If you are a member of the press, you can visit our Media Centre here.

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March 18, 2022

At Saathi House we strive to address inequalities faced by women, young people and those from migrant communities; and empower and upskill them to lead independent lives.

Following the re-opening of Saathi House and our exciting plans to expand our community services we are looking to recruit 2 new roles.

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Communities urged to continue having Covid vaccinations as Eid celebrations approach

July 17, 2021

Faith leaders from Birmingham are urging members of the city's Muslim community to continue accepting the Covid vaccination ahead of health and safety measures being relaxed on July 19, coinciding with national Eid celebrations.

Eid al-Adha is expected to begin on Tuesday 20 July with celebrations lasting all week but there are still some members of the Muslim community who haven't had the vaccine.

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First-ever Aston Community Games to be held in August!

July 15, 2021

We are very pleased to say that the first ever Aston Community Games will be taking place at Aston Hall on Sunday 8th August from 11:00 am until 4:00 pm.

We will have over 20 activities for you to find out about including Aston Villa's 'shoot out', Bhangra, Tennis, Catch ball, Scouts, Tai Chi, Gardening, Swing ball and much more!

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Saathi House women back England as champions of diversity

July 9, 2021

Our Saathi House women are backing England to win the Euro final after revealing the national team have inspired their sense of belonging in the community.
“We need less of 'Go Back Home' and more 'It's Coming Home!’”


JOB VACANCY: Gallery37 North Project Manager

June 1, 2021

Gallery37 North is a three-year, creative programme investing in Birmingham and its young artists through hyper-local commissions, residencies and workshops.

Punch and Saathi House are looking to appoint a Project Manager to lead on delivery of Gallery37 North (G37n), Saathi House's flagship 3-year project in Birmingham. 

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What we've achieved in 2019-2020

April 2, 2021

We highlight some of Saathi House's key achievements and projects serving the community during the period of 2019-2020, along with our vital partnerships, stakeholders and support networks; as presented to our trustees, members and service users at our recent AGM.

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Resident feedback wanted for Saathi House G37n mural

March 24, 2021

Saathi House is creating an exciting new mural outside our building and want local residents to give their views and feedback on plans.

Join us for our online community workshop or email us to share your views.

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Stay Safe - Get Your COVID Vaccination (Multilingual Public Announcement)

March 26, 2021

We joined community leaders from across Birmingham​ urge their communities to stay safe and stay protected by having the COVID-19 vaccine, in this multilingual video presentation.

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Gal-Dem magazine covers Migrant Voice media training at Saathi House

March 20, 2021

On 15 March, 2021 gal-dem magazine published an article about three Migrant Voice members who have been training to become community journalists at Saathi House.

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'Her Story' - Celebrating International Women's Day and Women's History Month

March 8, 2021

Join us online as we celebrate International Women’s Day and Women's History Month, highlighting the achievements of the women we work with - with special guest Cllr Sharon Thompson.

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Saathi House marks International Women's Day 2021

March 8, 2021

Saathi House staff, service users, partners and friends have been joining us to mark International Women's Day (March 8) and Women's History Month.

This year's theme is #ChooseToChallenge. A challenged world is an alert world. Individually, we're all responsible for our own thoughts and actions - all day, every day.

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Saathi House AGM 2021

February 05, 2021

Saathi House is holding our 2019-2020 Annual General Meeting (AGM) online on Thursday 18 February 2021.

The AGM will be an opportunity for trustees, patrons, staff, trustees and friends of Saathi House to get our annual update on organisational structure, activities, financial status, transparency and accountability.


COVID-19 UPDATE: Lockdown 3

January 3, 2021

Saathi House will remain closed during the third national lockdown, which begins on Tuesday 5 January 2021.

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JOB VACANCY: Centre Manager wanted at Saathi House

January 1, 2021

We have a Centre Manager opportunity at Saathi House.

Join our team in Aston, Birmingham as we move onto our next phase of development. 

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Hip Hop dance artists announced for new Gallery37 ‘Roaming Dance’ commission

December 9, 2020

Saathi House is pleased to announce a cohort of Hip Hop dance artists have been announced for new Gallery37 ‘Roaming Dance’ commission for Birmingham International Dance Festival 2021

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Covid-19 messaging for vulnerable communities

November 5, 2020

Black, Asian and minority ethnic communities in Birmingham and the West Midlands are disproportionately affected by the impact of the coronavirus pandemic.

We've partnered with Birmingham City Council & Citizens UK to produce a series of videos in English, Mirpuri, Urdu, Shona, Ndebele, Tigrinya, Swahili and Somali.


Saathi House launches £100K worth of community art commissions across North Birmingham

October 23, 2020

Saathi House has launched Gallery37 North, calling on artists to join us and create £100,000 worth of interactive art projects to engage and empower North Birmingham residents.


Saathi House on hunt for creative artists for Gallery37 North Birmingham commissions

October 5, 2020

We're looking for local artists to create public art to engage and empower local residents in north-east Birmingham as part of our Gallery37 project.

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JOB VACANCY: Gallery37 Project Manager wanted at Saathi House

July 20, 2020

Saathi House is seeking to appoint a
Project Manager to deliver our Gallery37 North project (g37n).

The post-holder will also be responsible for ensuring the day-to-day operational activities of Saathi House. 


COVID-19 UPDATE: Easing of lockdown

June 16, 2020

As the Prime Minister and Government have announced an easing of the national lockdown, Saathi House will be resuming select classes and sessions, while continuing the remainder online for those still self-isolating or not ready to venture out as yet.

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Saathi House comment on coronavirus in UK Bangladeshi community

June 19, 2020

Coronavirus is disproportionately affecting England's Bangladeshi community. Saathi House interim executive director Mashkura Begum speaks to The Guardian about contributing factors.

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COVID-19 LOCKDOWN: Saathi House update

March 24, 2020

Following the Prime Minister's announcement yesterday of a national lockdown beginning on March 26, we will be closing Saathi House and moving our delivery of classes, workshops and group sessions online.

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BBC and Al-Jazeera journalist to teach media skills to refugees and migrants

February 16, 2020

An international journalist who has worked for BBC News and Al Jazeera will be hosting a media skills workshop at Saathi House to inspire and empower refugees and migrants to share their stories.

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Saathi House launches new AVFC supporters group with Aston Villa Foundation

September 13, 2019

Saathi House has launched a brand-new official AVFC supporters group with the backing of Aston Villa FC and the Aston Villa Foundation.

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Celebrating 40 years of Saathi House in Birmingham

May 9, 2018

Over the last year to mark Saathi House’s 40th anniversary, we embarked on collecting stories and photographs of twenty individuals who have used Saathi House over the past 40 years.

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Aston Villa's Andre Green helps decorate Saathi House

March 1, 2018

Aston Villa’s Andre Green grabbed a paint brush and lent a hand at Saathi House this week when he visited one of the Aston Villa Foundation's community projects.