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.
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
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.
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 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.
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.