YOUTHFULNESS | Disadvantaged teens blossoming in return to normal life

The fourth Coventry City of Culture energy in our series this week is Youthfulness and the obvious choice for our work reflecting this youthfulness is of course Teenvine! Young people in Coventry with Special Education Needs and Disabilities (SEND) have especially struggled with the isolation of the pandemic. Teenvine project workers have been relentless in […]

Welcoming three new staff

We’re pleased to have welcomed three new starters to the Grapevine family over recent weeks. Each brings their own unique skills and passions to our team and the people we work with, across three different projects. So here’s Paul, Katie and Melody in their own words and pictures (there’s no such thing as a ‘corporate’ […]

Introducing our three new starters

October has been busy. We’ve been making plans for the months ahead and also adjustments to the way we work as government guidelines evolve in response to COVID-19. But one positive – or three! – has been getting to know new people joining the Grapevine team. Rose, Suzie and Calvin work across three existing projects […]

Friendships are a lifeline for young learning disabled people in lockdown

A group of Coventry teenagers who met in our Teenvine Plus intensive development programme long before lockdown, is reinforcing the bonds of friendship through a range of online projects. Each young person has a learning disability, autism or both and Teenvine Plus workers Chloe, Coleman and Sarah are working with them to develop their networks, […]

About Us… week two of the Coronavirus Time Capsule

Our video project helping young people ease their feelings of isolation by sharing lockdown experiences, in partnership with Belgrade Theatre, has entered another week. Last week, we showcased the teenagers’ introduction to the Coronavirus Time Capsule and now the group has completed week two’s instalment, About Us. This time, they’re revealing their favourite hobbies and […]

Introducing the Coronavirus Time Capsule

Young people from our Teenvine Plus programme and Belgrade Theatre are recording ‘time capsule’ video diaries of their lives in lockdown for future generations. The weekly updates follow a different theme each week, inspired by Company Three – the people behind this response to the pandemic, told through the eyes of teenagers. Week One’s video […]

With individuals

We strengthen people by uncovering their talents and passions. Then we use these to create natural networks of community support. Networks that strengthen, bring opportunity and help them take charge of their lives. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for more on our work strengthening people. Accelerate Accelerate helps disabled people get work in […]

Our people

Grapevine’s power comes from the skilled and passionate people who live and breathe our mission everyday. They bring brilliance to our work. Seven key aspects of our culture support the team to perform at its best: Being accountable to the people we serve Freedom and trust to do what is right Support to stay true […]

Molly and Sam turn 25… just like Grapevine!

At Grapevine, we want people and communities to use their untapped power to create better futures. Employing a talented and diverse team of people who care about others is fundamental to helping us achieve this ambition. Our latest story to mark 25 years of Grapevine is about team members Molly and Sam – who just […]