February 2020

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Sandwell Beam New Services Available

We are pleased to announce that Sandwell Beam, an emotional health and well-being service, now has 5 drop ins across Sandwell, where young people from the ages of 5-18 years of age (goes up to 25 years old if they are a looked after child). 

Young people can access support on emotional well-being issues they may be going through, like anxiety, stress, bullying or they may be finding that they are not coping with their anger or they may be feeling in a low mood or overwhelmed with their worries.

Sandwell Beam is there to offer them a friendly welcoming, relaxed, non-judgemental and safe space to talk about their emotions, or anything that may be on their mind or bothering them.

Our aim is to offer therapeutic coping strategies so that they are able to better manage and cope with any emotional well-being issues that they may be going through.

It’s a free service and the drop ins do not require an appointment to be made, young people just turn up with parents, carers or professionals, and a simple registration form needs to be filled in and they will be seen by a well-being practitioner or a trained well-being volunteer.

The drop ins are across Sandwell including:-
Monday – 1pm-4.30pm Community Link, Cradley Heath, B64 5AH.
Tuesday – 3.30pm-7pm (term time) 1pm-5pm (holiday time) The café ground floor Sandwell central sixth college West Bromwich B70 7PG.
Wednesday – 3pm-6pm at the Krunch, Sandwell Christian Centre, Langley Crescent, Oldbury, B68 8RE
Thursdays – 3pm-6pm Glebefields Primary School, 36 Sandgate Road, Tipton, DY4 0SX
Saturday – 11am-4pm CAMHS building 48 Lodge Road, West Bromwich, B70 8NY

We welcome young people from all communities across Sandwell and will do our best to help or to sign post to the most appropriate services for them. We know it’s not easy talking about emotions and our sessions are moulded around, what the young person wants.

Come and see for yourselves, we look forward to meeting you soon.

If you have any queries please contact – askbeam@childrenssociety.org.uk

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Community Offer (Two posts) at Agewell

Do you have a passion for working with people in your local community, helping them to thrive not just survive? Do you also have experience in helping people to access support in their local community?

Community Offer supports Sandwell residents over the age of 18 so applicants musts be willing to travel across the Sandwell borough.

If you have answered yes to these questions, have a full clean driving license and access to a vehicle, please help Agewell to build a stronger Sandwell by supporting people through the Community Offer Service.

To apply for these post please contact Louise Jones at louise.jones@agewelluk.org.uk.

Visit Agewell’s website


Magic Little Grants 2020

Online fundraising platform Localgiving has announced that it will launch this year’s Magic Little Grants grants programme on the 10th March 2020.

Small charities and community groups will be able to apply for grants of up to £500 to support and inspire people to participate in sports or exercise. To be eligible applicant organisations will need to have an annual income of below £250,000 or be in their first year of operation. A total of 900 grants will be available.

Applications can be submitted at any time until the 31st October 2020.

For further information please view – https://localgiving.org/magic-little-grants/


Sandwell Young Carers seeks Education Support Officer

Sandwell Young Carers is a registered charity providing services to children and young people, aged 5-18 years, living in Sandwell, whose lives are affected as a result of caring for a dependent family member.

If you would like to make a real difference to the lives of the young carers of Sandwell then please take a look at the vacancy below to see if you have the expertise, knowledge and skills to join us.

We are looking to recruit;

Education Support Officer – £20,456 per annum (37 hours per week)
Someone who can work with local education environments to increase attendance, raise attainment and improve the quality of life for individual young carers. This post is funded through the Big Lottery Fund.

Job-share would be considered for suitable applicants for this post.

The above position requires the post holder to be flexible, sensitive, child-centred, trustworthy and reliable, have experience of working with both children and young people and able to work to the organisation’s policies and procedures.

If you would like to apply for the above vacancy OR have any queries please write email – ellen.hardwick@sandwellyc.org.uk for an application pack.

You are required to complete an application for the post you are applying for. As a registered charity we are unable to respond to telephone calls or meet the cost of postage. Anyone requesting a hardcopy of the pack must provide a self-addressed envelope (C4 envelope with large 1st class postage stamp).

Please note that this vacancy does not have a closing date.  You are strongly advised to complete and return your application as soon as possible as it will close once filled.


Let’s Talk Hope in Sandwell Cancer Support

Let’s Talk Hope provides support to people who have, or has survived cancer, as well as their families and friends, in a relaxed and friendly environment.

The group meets once a month at the YCA, Greets Green Access Centre, Tildasley Street, West Bromwich B70 9SJ.

Let’s Talk Hope in Sandwell also have a Facebook group, which raises awareness and helps make journeys a little easier.


Enovert Community Trust

The Enovert Community Trust has announced that the next closing date for funding applications is the 7th April 2020.

The Trust is committed to supporting community and environmental projects, such as improving community halls, creating new children’s play areas, restoring green spaces and habitats, and enhancing community sports and recreation facilities. Funding is available to non-profit making organisations, constituted organisations or groups within 10 miles of a landfill site operated by Enovert Management Limited, or within ten miles of a waste facility managed by the company.

These are located primarily in South West England the West Midlands, South East England and East of England. Most grants are up to £50,000 but there are no maximum or minimum grant levels given.

For further information please view – https://www.enovert.co.uk/Trusts/Enovert+Community+Trust


New £3 Million Fund to Boost Health in Disadvantaged Areas

The King’s Fund in partnership with the National Lottery Community Fund has launched a new £3 million Healthy Communities Together programme to empower voluntary and community sector organisations and the local health and care sector to work together to boost the health and wellbeing of their communities.

The fund will operate across six different locations in England. The programme consists of two phases. In phase 1, a maximum of six areas will receive up to £50,000 funding and a package of learning and development support for up to nine months to develop their partnership and project plans.

The closing date for application for phase 1 is the 27th March 2020 with projects for phase 1 projected to start in July 2020.  At the end of this phase, each location will be invited to apply for phase 2 of the programme for further funding and support.

For further information please view – https://www.tnlcommunityfund.org.uk/funding/programmes/the-healthy-communities-together-programme#section-1


Rotary Midlands Community Draw

Are you a small group or organisation struggling to raise vitally needed funds to pay for essential activities or additional projects?

Several Rotary Clubs have joined together to run this draw which is specially designed to help groups, clubs and organisations in their own communities finding it difficult to support and sustain fund raising activities, or simply looking for a new way to raise funds.

In 2019 an identical draw helped 60 diverse good causes raise £16,000.

The Rotary Clubs cover all the costs of printing the tickets carrying the organisations name, obtaining the licence and a substantial cash price of £1,000.  The ticket can be identified with a specific organisation’s project.

The organisation will retain 80p from every £1 ticket sold.  This money is immediately available to utilise as required.  The balance of 20p per ticket will be returned to the Rotary Club that supplied the tickets together with the stub for the Draw.  The combined 20p’s are used to cover the cost of the draw; any surplus will be added to the prize fund. In 2019 this resulted in an additional £950.

Tickets will be available for sale form 21 March 2030, until the end of October.   The draw will be held on 25 November.

For further information visit www.midlandscommunitydraw.org.uk  Email Rotary Club Oldbury for an application form at oldbury@midlandscommunitydraw.org.uk.


Legal Structures Workshop

Active Black Country, in collaboration with Sports Structures, are inviting Black Country based organisations/groups/clubs to a Legal Structures workshop which will take place on the evening of Thursday, 5th March, 6 pm – 8 pm.  The venue is the Molineux Stadium, Waterloo Road, Wolverhampton WV1 4QR.

It is important that organisations/groups take the time to explore different structures. By attending this workshop you will gain an understanding of what structure is right for your organisations/group to enable success and stability.

This workshop covers:

• The importance of your structure
• An overview of different legal structures
• Top tips for becoming incorporated
• Selecting the best status, including CASC, charities and CIO’s
• Getting to grips with gift aid

Register for the workshop here.

The organisers hope that as many groups as possible will be able to join them, particular those involved in sport and physical activity in the Black Country.

Refreshments will be provided.

Car Parking:
Onsite car parking is available at pay and display car parks. Conference and event visitors park for free. Please pick up a car parking pass from the main reception on arrival and display it on your windscreen.


Parent Carer Engagement Coordinator for SPDC

Sandwell Parents for Disabled Children is a registered charity providing support for children and young people with special educational needs and disability (SEND) and their families in Sandwell. Thanks to funding from the Big Lottery Reaching Communities Fund, SPDC are looking for a passionate and committed individual to join the charity to lead their Parent Carers Together Project.

Job title: Parents Carer Engagement Coordinator
Salary: £25,000
Location: SPDC offices and various community locations
Hours: Full time – 37 hours per week.

This three year project will support parent carers to be more connected socially, building relationships with peers, creating an ‘experts through experience’ model whilst raising confidence, self-esteem and increasing resilience and coping strategies to manage daily life.

If you are creative, motivated and enthusiastic with the ability to work on your own initiative to achieve outcomes, we would like to hear from you. Sandwell Parents for Disabled Children values commitment, enthusiasm and innovative ideas. For the right person this role will be very fulfilling.

Visit SPDC’s website at www.sp-dc.org for an application pack.  Please note CVs will not be accepted.

Applications close at 5.00 pm on Monday, 16th March 2020.

If you feel that you meet the requirements set out in the Person Specification and you would like an informal discussion about the post, please contact Diane Rai, Manager, or Linda Lloyd, Events Co-ordinator, on 0121 565 2410.

SPDC is committed to safeguarding children and young people therefore all post holders are required to obtain an enhanced disclosure of criminal convictions with the Disclosure and Barring Service.


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