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Sandwell and West Birmingham CCG Primary Care Networks Showcase Event

Sandwell and West Birmingham Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is holding a Primary Care Networks (PCNs) showcase event. Providers, the voluntary sector and patient representatives will have the opportunity to meet Clinical Directors and their colleagues from the 15 PCNs within Sandwell and West Birmingham (Ladywood and Perry Barr).

The event will give a general introduction to PCNs and their role within the local health and care system. This will be followed by presentations from each of Clinical Directors of the 15 PCNs outlining the areas they cover, the challenges and opportunities they face and their vision and values for the future.

Attendees will have the opportunity to network and to talk to the PCN representatives directly. This is an ideal opportunity for you to see how your organisation aligns to the PCNs.

Date and Time: Thursday 19th March 2020, 9.30 am – 12.30 pm

Venue: Mercure Birmingham West Hotel, Birmingham Road, West Bromwich B70 6TU

To book a place on this event, please click here.

If you would like to speak to someone about this event, please contact the SWB CCG Engagement Team by email at SWBCCG.Engagement@nhs.net or telephone 0121 612 1447.


Employment and Skills Network Invitation

You are invited to the next Employment and Skills Network.

An agenda for the meeting will be released soon but will cover an update on the Aquatics Centre/Midland Metropolitan Hospital, Overview of Sandwell Adults Edutation Budet and is funding that was recently take over by the West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) top ensure that it was spent on local people in front live without provision provision and a group discussion on Work Experience for clients.

The meeting is being held on Tuesday 6th February 10am – 12pm at the Bangladeshi Women’s Association (BWA), Wellington Road, Tipton, DY4 8RS.  An agenda for the meeting will be released soon but will cover an update on the Aquatics Centre/Midland Metropolitan Hospital, Overview of Sandwell AEB provision and a group discussion on Work Experience for clients.

If you want to attend, please book your place by e-mailing Adele Smith – adele_smith@sandwell.gov.uk


Fundraising Manager Vacancy at Creative Black Country.

Creative Black Country (CBC) on behalf of Black Country Together is looking to appoint a Fundraising Manager.

This is an exciting time of development for Creative Black Country as it expands its programme beyond Sandwell, Walsall and Wolverhampton into the borough of Dudley following a four-year funding award from Arts Council England. The successful applicant will be part of small, dynamic, talented and well-networked team delivering high impact projects to a region of 1.1 million people.

CBC is led by a Core Consortium of Sandwell Council of Voluntary Organisations, Wolverhampton Voluntary Sector Council,  One Walsall and Dudley Council for Voluntary Service (working as Black Country Together CIC) Multistory, Black Country Touring and Black Country Living Museum (which are all Arts Council England National Portfolio Organisations). This consortium brings together the community and voluntary sector and the expertise of professional arts producers with a long-standing commitment to the Black Country’s creative and cultural ecology and a depth and breadth of knowledge of leading contemporary arts practice.

Key principles of the role:

To work with Creative Black Country to develop and increase its fundraising activities, identify further opportunities to grow its work for 2020 and beyond, and to raise the profile of the work that CBC delivers.

Salary :

  • NJC spinal points 20-31 (£32,029- £33,799 per annum) pro rata at 3 days a week and depending on experience; 6% employer contribution pension

For an informal conversation, contact Jenny Smith (Creative Director – Maternity Cover) 07967 187 822 or Sajida Carr (Director of Operations and Development) 07793 244 031.

Timeline:

  • Closing date: 12th February 2020 at 12 noon.
  • Interviews : 27th February 2020

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We request no contact from recruitement agencies. Previous applicants need not apply.


Help make Sandwell a Place of Sanctuary

Join Brushstrokes and Bearwood Action for refugees to find out more about making Sandwell a ‘Borough of Sanctuary’ and how you can support a local community sponsorship project – welcoming a refugee family into our local community.

When: Tuesday, 28th January 2020 from 6pm

Where: Brushstrokes, 253 High Street, Smethwick, B66 3NJ

For more information and to register your interest, please email: bearwoodactionforrefugees@gmail.com


The Art Yard – Call for Artists That’s Life Exhibition

The Art Yard would like to invite local arts to register their interest in being apart of their That’s Life – Life Drawing Exhibition. This is an opportunity for the artist to showcase their work regardless of the medium (i.e. paint, photography, ceramics, sculpture, film metalwork, crafts and much more).

Artists should complete the Submission Form listing all works you would like to exhibit stating the Media, size and selling price, please include any digital images of each work.

The Art Yard charge a small fee for exhibiting your works in their gallery and are to be paid when delivering your works.

For more details see the links below:

They very much look forward to seeing your work and hope you enjoy what we believe will be a successful and exciting Exhibition.

For more information or to submit your completed form please email The Art Yard directly at infoartyard@gmail.com or call 01384910968.


You’re invited to the Launch of Your Local Pantry, Smethwick

Smethwick CAN (Church Action Network) was formed in 2014 to jointly set up a food bank. Since then, they have developed a wide range of food action initiatives, including an allotment, a community café, and delivering cooking and shopping lessons.

Smethwick Pantry is a community group for people living in the area. For just a few pound a week, members can have access to affordable food. The Pantry will be opened by Smethwick CAN on Thursday, 21 January 2020 between 11 am and 1 pm, at Smethwick Library, High Street, Smethwick B66 3AP.  The initiative  is a joint response from Smethwick churches to tackle poverty, increase aspiration, provide opportunities and support the most vulnerable.

Your Local Pantry will offer food bank users choice and dignity, and is viewed as a great move-on option from food bank. Other local residents will also be able to become members. The aim is to develop Your Local Pantry into an integrated, welcoming, community space.

If you would like to attend the launch please RSVP to Smethwick_Library@sandwell.gov.uk or call 0121 569 4940.

Enquries regarding Your Local Pantry shoud be directed to foodaction@smethwickcan.org.


Interfaith & Sport Network Invitation

Active Black Country – a strategic lead for Sport and Physical Activity across the Black Country and Sandwell Community Hubs – a network of community centres recognises the importance of places of worship as institutions for worship but also as a place for community cohesion, lifelong learning, employment and health and wellbeing for our communities and neighbourhoods.

It would be great if you could join us for an initial meeting of the Sandwell Interfaith & Sport Network as we start to bring together places of worship to explore how we can align, have impact and contribute to #MoveMoreSandwell campaign.

Taking place on Tuesday 14th January 2020 from 5.30pm – 8pm at Shri Venkateshwara (Belaji) Temple, Dudley Road East, Oldbury, B69 3DU.

To book a place and to find out more about the Network Meeting please view – https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/sandwell-interfaith-sport-network-tickets-84589562659

For further information please contact Daniel Allen, Local Partnership Lead Officer – Communities – daniel_allen@blackcountryconsortium.co.uk Tel: 01384 471136 or Anam Choudhury, Chief Executive Officer, Sandwell Community Hubs – ceo@sandwellchc.org Tel: 01384 4636731


Breakthru CIC – 3 Year Anniversary

Breakthru CIC would like to invite you to join us in celebrating our 3 year anniversary.

The celebration will include a catwalk show supported by Sandwell College, indian food and drink, music and dance.

The event aims to showcase our members new found confidence and self-esteem skills developed since attending our projects throughout Sandwell and celebrate the changes these women have made over the last 3 years.

We would love you to join us at West Bromwich Town Hall, High Street, West Bromwich, B70 8DY on Thursday 19th December 1pm – 4pm

For more information please contact 078131 25443 e-mail:info@break-thru.co.uk or visit www.break-thru.co.uk


The Art Yard – Call for Artists January 2020 Exhibition

The Art Yard would like to invite local arts to register their interest in being apart of their Open Media Exhibition. This is an opportunity for the artist to showcase their work regardless of the medium (i.e. paint, photography, ceramics, sculpture, film metalwork, crafts and much more).

Artists should complete the Submission Form listing all works you would like to exhibit stating the Media, size and selling price, please include any digital images of each work.

The Art Yard charge a small fee for exhibiting your works in their gallery and are to be paid when delivering your works.

For more details see the links below:

They very much look forward to seeing your work and hope you enjoy what we believe will be a successful and exciting Exhibition.

For more information or to submit your completed form please email The Art Yard directly at infoartyard@gmail.com or call 01384910968.


Gift A Great Experience This Christmas!

Black Country Touring are launching there Gift a Great Experience This Christmas fundraising campaign. By donating, you’re also helping them to share the gift of theatre and performance with communities across the Black Country throughout 2020. Without your valuable contributions, Black Country Touring won’t be able to support as many local promoters or schools next year.

Receive 2 tickets to any BCT supported show of your choice next year, if you donate £15 or more to BCT in December. They make for a great gift!

Their diverse programme has something for everyone, from family-friendly circus and puppetry to new work from some of the very best touring companies in the country.

Want to see what you could go and see? Check out what we have coming up by clicking here.

Why Donate?

  • Every year, BCT introduce hundreds of schoolchildren to the joy of theatre via Young Promoters. They make sure they’re in the driving seat too – they select the show and promote it to their wider community learning valuable life skills.
  • BCT support passionate volunteers to bring the arts into their communities, enabling thousands of people each year to experience live professional theatre on their doorstep, in libraries, museums and community centres. 48% of their audiences travel less than 2 miles to see a show.
  • They raise in excess of £300k for their work each year, which is invested into local communities, volunteers and venues.
  • They help keep ticket prices affordable by subsidising the cost of putting on a show.

How Does It Work?

When you Donate via Charities Aid Foundation, they’ll email you the next working day with a printable gift token. The gift token will contain a reference number.

When the ticket holder wants to claim tickets, email Black Country Touring at us@bctouring.co.uk or call us on 0121 533 7129 Monday-Friday 9AM-5PM (excluding bank holidays and 20th December – 6th Jan). Quote the reference number ready as well as the show name, venue, date and time.

For more details on this Campaign click here.


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