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Two office desks available

Could your organisation make use of a good quality office desk?  The desks are identical in size, (L) 160 cm (W) 78 – 98 cm.  Extension 42 cm, maximum depth with extension 120 cm.  The desks are available, free of charge, on a first-come basis. 

Delivery can be arranged if your organisation is based within Sandwell, but not until after the 9th October.  Should you wish to arrange your own collection before that date, a star-shaped allen key is required to disassemble the desk(s) when you arrive to collect.

Please contact SCVO on 0121 525 1127.


Agewell CIC is looking for a folding table

Thinking Differently about Dementia is a project of Agewell CIC operating within Sandwell. The project works with people, and their carers, living with mild to moderate dementia.

The organisation is looking for a folding table (approx. 4ft x 2ft -1220mm x 610mm) for use at craft events.  Do you have such table which you no longer need and could donate to Agewell?

If you can help, please ring Agewell on 0121 796 9333 or email info@agewell.org.uk

 


Weekly Befriending and Drop-in Sessions at Friends and Neighbours

Every Friday Friends and Neighbours, based at Regent Street, Baptist Church, Regent Street, Smethwick, host befriending and drop-in sessions. From 9 am to 11 am, you can:

  • Have a cup of tea and a chat
  • Find out about local activities and services
  • Build relationships, make new friends and neighbours
  • Access information and advice and practical solutions to help with debt
  • Access NHS, Council and other services
  • Learn new everyday skills like how to complete forms; how to complain using different methods; how to report concerns via Sandwell MBC “My Sandwell” website; or help with dealing with any day-to-day matters important to you
  • Research local employment and training opportunities
  • Access information on vaccinations, plus limited availability of lateral flow testing kits.
  • Help to resolve your IT issues
  • And lots more!

Up for a Walk and Talk?

Join Friends and Neighbours after the weekly Befriending and Drop-in sessions for a Walk and Talk from 11 to 11.45 am at Victoria Park, Smethwick.   Go along and meet new people while taking part in a gentle walk around the park. The meeting point is the main gates at the Heritage Centre.

Contact (T) 0121 532 2011 or (M) 07422 660680

Email: community@friendsandneighbours.org

 


Free learn to ride a bike sessions with Sikh Helpline

Did you know that Sikh Helpline are offering free sessions on how to learn to ride a bike, that includes bike repair lessons, to help you be confident when riding a bike?

Sikh Helpline already have a record number of people signed up for the sessions and are working hard to meet the demand for the number of the bikes they will need.

A limited number of bikes are available to use, should you not have your own.  However, if anyone can help them out, please get in touch with Sarvjit Kaur at  admin@sikhhelpline.com

Sessions available throughout August and September. Sikh Helpline would love to have you join them to learn a new skill, keep active and perhaps make new friends!

Register here.

 


Free education to employment programmes for West Midlands residents, 19 to 29 years-of-age

Generation UK is a non-profit organisation, which run free education to employment programmes, recruiting motivated people, providing specialised training and supporting them to access life-changing careers by connecting them to employers who are seeking to access and recruit highly skilled and diverse talent.

No experience or qualifications needed.

Generation UK have funding from the West Midlands Combined Authority to specifically support West Midlands residents.  Further information on Generation UK.

For the eligibility criteria and details of the current programme, a career in Cloud Technology, for which the organisation is currently recruiting, please click here.

 


Community Transport Let’s Chat Initiative

Community Transport is taking part in the Let’s Chat Initiative, aimed at tackling loneliness through transport in our local communities. If Community Transport is successful, the initiative will be split into three parts:

  1. A mobile facility travelling around local destinations across Coventry, Mid-Birmingham and the Black Country, allowing local people to hop on board, have a cup of tea or coffee, a biscuit or a cake, and a chat.  On here, they will be able to access information about local organisations and services that may be beneficial to them.  The aim is to get people connected, reduce loneliness and isolation, and increase social interaction
  2. Bus Station facilities.  Much the same as the mobile service, but in a static building at selected Bus Stations in the same three areas.  This is a space that will be open at various times during the week, for residents to use to meet people, and for other organisations to use, free of charge, to speak with people and give out information for the benefit of the end user
  3. Passenger Transport.  This third element is to provide subsidised transport to allow people to travel more freely, at reduced cost, to local groups, organisations, and activities to promote social wellness and inclusion.

The services will run Monday – Saturday 8.30 am – 6 pm.   Community Transport is looking for local organisations, groups and activity providers that may want to use the mobile or static units to participate in this project. You will be able to provide information for your own groups, free of charge, and to chat to people within our local communities to tackle loneliness.

The project is due to start mid-August.

Please let Liz Rowe, Operations Director South, know if you are interested, or if you know other like-minded organisations that may be.  Contact Liz on 01902 491209, (M) 07912 388171 or email liz.rowe@communitytransport.org

 


On Yer Bike!

Know someone who never learned to ride a bike? The Sikh Helpline Cycling Club is offering 10 free sessions to adults throughout August and September.

Sessions will take place at Gurdwara Har Rai Sahib and Dartmouth Park/Sandwell Valley in West Bromwich, and there are even limited bikes available for use if you don’t have your own.

Book places via https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/R/3G3S9FN


The Albion Foundation’s Fit Baggies – starting September 2022

If you are aged 35 and over, need to improve your fitness, health, and wellbeing, meet new friends and reduce your weight, then why not  join this fantastic course.  Fit Baggies will run for 12 weeks. Two hours a week of fitness, socialising, nutritional lifestyle education and much more!

There are two sessions:

Monday Sessions: Starting Monday 12th September, until 5th December

  • 10 am to 12 noon, at The Albion Foundation Sports Hall.

Tuesday Sessions: Starting Tuesday, 13th September, until 6th December

  • 5 pm to 7 pm at West Bromwich Leisure Centre.

The staff at Fit Baggies look forward to meeting you!

If you require further information, please contact lauren.holden@albionfoundation.co.uk

Visit the website

 


WMCA Community Green Grants: Increasing Biodiversity Webinars

The West Midlands Combined Authority Community Green Grants offers small and large grants to organisations in the West Midlands to run projects that increase access to green/blue space and improve biodiversity.

The Combined Authority is running a series of short webinars on various topics that will equip projects with the knowledge needed to make sure increasing biodiversity is part of the project plan.

The second Increasing Biodiversity webinar “Making a Splash- Small Ponds for Biodiversity” will be 10.00 – 10.30 am on Tuesday, 26th July 2022.

Find out more and register for the 30 minutes event here.


Better Mental Health public session in Wednesbury

Tough Enough to Care has organised another workshop about men’s mental Health, on Friday, 27th May, 10 am – 11.30 am.  The weekly peer support group is proving to be a real success with around 15 members currently.

We all have mental health, so why not find out more about it, in a non-judgemental environment.

Join Tough Enough to Care at the Art Gallery, Holyhead Road, Wednesbury, for a free training session It is not a clinical therapy session.

No need to book, just go along and add some lifesaving skills to your tool kit.

 


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