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We are living in an unpredictable environment which is everchanging. Right now, the world seems uncertain, and plans are often disrupted due to situations out of our control. We wanted to let you know that...[Read More]

The Future Melting Pot at the 2019 LOUD 'Town Hall Experience'

The panel. From left to right: Bishop Wayne Ballakistan, Dr Joe Aldred, Ophelia Gayle, Nikki Tapper, Sharon Thompson, Ashley Bertie, Derrick Campbell On the 29th of May at the Mount Zion Community Church, The Future Melting...[Read More]

Happy Valentine's Day

Happy Valentine’s Day from The Future Melting Pot to everyone who’s reading this. Have you ever felt like even though you’re looking for love, love keeps running away from you? Well, this story which I...[Read More]

Gonçalo Grilo

We have been very fortunate to have had a very talented intern with us on a work placement over the past few weeks. We asked him a few questions about his time working with us....[Read More]

Black History Month: Frank Bailey, Britain's First Black Firefighter

Frank Bailey was born in Guyana, and, like many other Caribbeans of his generation, came to the UK in the 1950s. Black History Month is rightly seen as a time to celebrate the contributions of...[Read More]

The Future of Corporate Social Responsibility

Last month, The Future Melting Pot attended a Corporate Social Responsibility summit held at Aston University (for a full report of what happened at the event please click here). The summit was focused on the...[Read More]

Exam Results: A Fair Playing Field?

It is now over a week since the release of this year’s GCSE results, and over two weeks since the country’s A Level students received their own grades earlier this month. These two Thursdays in...[Read More]

The Government’s £100m Homelessness Plan: A Step in the Right Direction?

On the 13th August, the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government James Brokenshire unveiled his department’s Rough Sleeping Strategy, reiterating the government’s commitment to halve rough sleeping by 2022 and to end...[Read More]

Local Charity Believes Homelessness ‘Worst it Has Ever Been in Birmingham’

In March of this year (2018), the Birmingham Mail published an interview with Tracey Patterson of Birmingham’s Homeless Support Team (BHST). Tracey observed that 2018 has been ‘the worse year yet’ in terms of rough...[Read More]

Regression Analysis of RTC's, Youth Unemployment, and Culture.

We were lucky to work with Aston MSc student Elena (Keyin) Chen. She designed and produced a Regression Analysis on Road Traffic Collisions in the Hodge Hill Constituency based off of data from the Police and Local...[Read More]

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