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CCG Celebration Event and Annual General Meeting invitation

Sandwell and West Birmingham Clinical Commissioning Group would like to advise you of their celebration event (incorporating Annual General Meeting) which is taking place on Thursday 5 September 2019 at the West Bromwich Albion Football Ground, The Hawthorns, West Bromwich B71 4LF.

This event will be staged in two parts. There is no need to book for the drop-in celebration event.

12.00 – 3.00 pm: celebratory drop-in event. The CCG would encourage you to go along and talk to staff about their fantastic achievements to improve health outcomes for patients/public and enjoy the entertainment.

You are more than welcome to stay for the AGM and evening entertainment but you will need to book a place. Tea and cake will be served in an alternative room while you wait for the AGM to start.

If you would like to attend the Annual General Meeting booking is essential, as this is part of the event is seated.

4.00 pm – 7.00 pm: Registration, Annual General Meeting, refreshments and early evening entertainment to round off the celebrations.

Please book a place by telephoning 0121 612 1447 or email swbccg.engagement@nhs.net


Introducing Smethwick ChangeSpaces – a new co-working office space

If you are a not-for-profit organisation, community group, social enterprise, charity or individual with a passion for community projects in need of a suitable place to work, then Smethwick ChangeSpaces could be for you!

A small but beautiful office set up in the old vestry chapel of Holy Trinity Church, just off the Smethwick High Street, ChangeSpaces is fully-flexible and affordable.

There are three levels of membership (starting at £25 a month) to suit a variety of needs – so if it’s a couple of days a month, or couple of days a week that you need, ChangeSpaces has something for you.

• Please get in touch with Lizzie Palmer or Sally Taylor for more information or to view the space at changespaces@smethwickcan.org

Sally introduces the space just before it opened in June


Sandwell Consortium looking for a skilled and enthusiastic Project Coordinator

Sandwell Consortium is looking for a skilled and enthusiastic Project Coordinator to lead the development of the Sandwell Language Network – establishing a new project focusing upon the following key elements:

Establishing a partnership of community based providers
Providing training/capacity building to develop the provision of ESOL
Facilitating a network of stakeholders
Identifying existing community provision
Overseeing the allocation of funds for community projects
Monitoring the effectiveness of projects delivered.

Salary: £28,000
Hours: 37 per week
Term: 12 months
Location: West Bromwich

Please click here for more details, job description, person specification and how to apply.

Applications will close at 12 pm on Monday, 29 July 2019.


Tipton Community Fun Day

A feast of community and family entertainment is set to thrill people of all ages at the 13th Annual Community Fun Day in Tipton. The event will be held at the Victoria Park, Victoria Road, Tipton, from 12 noon to 6 pm on Sunday, 4th August 2019.

A mini zoo, fairground rides, car boot sale, bouncy castle, children’s activities, dancing and a live band are among many attractions. There will be something for all and a lot of fun to be had.

This highly anticipated community and the family event attracts thousands of people from Tipton and across the borough. Please click link to see videos and pictures of previous events.

The event is a great opportunity for public and the private sector agencies to promote their services and take advantage to engage with the community.

To book a stall please contact Syeda Khatun on 07533675358, 01215576766 or email Syeda.Khatun@bwa-org.co.uk.


Dementia Pathfinders FREE Training Day

There are still spaces available on the Dementia Pathfinders free training day, part of the Kingfisher Buddies project. The project is run in partnership with Agewell CIC and Dementia Pathfinders CIC. The project is funded by the Big Lottery Reaching Communities Fund.

The Dementia Training Day is on Tuesday, 23 July 2019, at Rounds Green Library, Martley Road, Oldbury B69 1DZ. The time is  9.30 am to 3.30 pm (registration from 9.15 am).

Learning Outcomes:
➢ Understand the factors that can influence communication and interaction with individuals who have dementia
➢ Understand how a person-centred approach may be used to encourage positive communication with individuals with dementia
➢ Understand the factors which can affect interactions with individuals with dementia.

Click here to book via Eventbrite

Places are limited, therefore apply now to avoid disappointment.


Dorothy Parkes Summer Fayre

Did you Know Dorothy Parkes is having its Summer Fayre on Saturday, 20th July 2019? Entrance is free and all are welcome.

Activities commence at 10.30 am and finish at 3.00 pm. There will be stalls, hot and cold food, beverages, a live DJ, raffles and a tombola. There will also be live performances, church tours and much more.

Check out the website to find out what else is happening at the Dorothy Parkes Centre, Church Road, Smethwick, B67 6EH


Carers Project….Healthwatch Sandwell want to hear from you

Healthwatch Sandwell is currently conducting a Carers Project and want to talk to people (aged 18+) who provide unpaid ‘care’ for others. This role can include personal care, shopping, befriending and much more. The Project includes people who may not see themselves as a ‘carer’ and have not accessed support.

Healthwatch Sandwell is your local voice for the public in the delivery of health and social care services.

If you would like to be share your experience, the organisation is collating people’s contact details to:

• be part of a focus group in July and August 2019 to discuss their experiences of caring for someone. These will be held in each town and participants will be contacted directly with dates. (one in each town in Sandwell) or

• have a one to one interview to talk about your life as a carer and what support you have had, and what you would like in the future.

If you, or anyone you know is interested in taking part, please contact Healthwatch Sandwell on 0121 569 7210 or e mail info@healthwatchsandwell.co.uk


Opportunities at Sport 4 Life UK

Sport 4 Life UK provides the opportunity for young people (aged 11 to 29) to prepare for and move into sustained education, employment, or training, by improving their employability and key life skills, through its sports-themed personal development services.

Following the implementation of a new delivery model, Sport 4 Life UK is hiring for a number of operational roles, as well as a new Business Development Manager.

For full details about each role and ‘Job Pack’, please click on this link.  Please note the closing date for submission of applications differ.

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Birmingham & Black Country Wildlife Trust needs Senior Education Officer

Do you have what it takes to create nature friendly schools across Birmingham and the Black Country? Can you inspire the next generation of school children to connect with nature?

The Birmingham & Black Country Wildlife Trust is looking for an experienced educator to lead the Trust’s schools programme, engaging teachers and pupils to participate in our activities and develop their own outdoor learning provision.

Salary: £24,615
Term: Full time
Contract: Permanent

For further details and link to application documents click here.

The deadline for applications is 10 am on Monday 29th July, 2019

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CBO celebrates after receiving funding from The National Lottery Community Fund

Confederation of Bangladeshi Organisations (CBO) are delighted to announce the recent successful bid to The National Lottery Community Fund which secured a grant for a five year project.

Building Brighter Futures (BBF) will complement existing services at the Greets Green Resource Centre and create a ‘one-stop shop’ for the diverse community.

The aims of the project is to bring isolated BME communities together and build strong relationships in and across communities. Activities provided range from social, recreational, health activities to advice, training and focused interventions offering a holistic approach.

For more information please email- info@cbo786.co.uk or visit www.cbo786.co.uk


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