Central Mediation Services has funding through the Office of the Deputy Prime Minster to provide mediation to prevent homelessness in the Sandwell area and in 2004 to 2007 a similar arrangement came into force through Birmingham City Council to prevent homelessness in Birmingham .
People can easily become involved in quarrels, arguments or disputes over all sorts of things. If left unresolved these difficulties can escalate and result in people leaving their homes and becoming homeless, by mediating between them and the individuals with whom they once lived / are living with, the key issues which can lead to homelessness can be resolved and prevent homelessness.
Could this happen to you? Perhaps it already has? Mediation may be able to help.
Central Mediation Services also specialise in conciliations in respect of complaints concerning complaints, such as doctors, dentists and practice managers. Conciliation is another dispute resolution method very similar to mediation, however it differs as the conciliator unlike the mediator can make suggestions to resolve the dispute, the mediator cannot do this and simply leads the parties to a solution, rather than suggesting one.
Central Mediation Services has sat amongst a panel of arbitrators and arbitrate on behalf of Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council relating to housing disrepair disputes. Arbitration is another dispute resolution method very similar to mediation and conciliation, however it differs as the arbitrator or panel of arbitrators make a decision after hearing the dispute and their decision is binding and enforceable, unlike mediation & conciliation.