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55+ support group

Social Activities, Befriending, Day Centre

By The Coffee Shop

Support Group

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151 Castle Road West
Oldbury
B68 0EL
0121 422 6700

Advice & Guidance Service

Advice and guidance, Housing advice & support, Befriending, Carers support

By BID Services

An Advice & Guidance Service for Deaf and hard of hearing people.

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Deaf Cultural Centre Ladywood Road
Birmingham
B16 8SZ
0121 246 6100

Age UK Sandwell Information and Advice for over 50's

Advice and guidance, Befriending, Day Centre, Carers support

By Age UK Sandwell

Our information and advice is a core service for our organisation and is there to provide support to older people and their carers. Areas of advice can include benefits, housing social care, consumer rights and many other subjects or issues of interest.

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15-17 Bull Street
West Bromwich Ringway
West Bromwich
B70 6EU
0121 500 1860

Arthritis Support Group West Bromwich

Advice and guidance, Exercise, sport & recreation, Social Activities, Befriending

By Arthritis Care Central England Region

Peer support in the community for people with arthritis

Ethnicity focus: English

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Sandwell General Hospital
Lyndon
West Bromwich
West Bromwich
B71 4HJ
0115 952 5522

Be Well -Community Offer

Advice and guidance, Social Activities, Befriending, Carers support

By Accord Housing Association

Be Well works with people over the age of 65 living in Tipton, Princes End and Great Bridge. The project aims to support people to remain at home in the community by engaging community services and providing short term support. Referrals can be made by anyone via our Be Well helpline and email address

Quality: Staff subject to Disclosure &Barring Service

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Exon Court
Roberts Road
Tipton
Sandwell
DY4 9BD
0121 358 9030

Befriending

Social Activities, Outreach, Befriending

By Emerging Communities Network

Give support to those who feel isolated and in need of social contact.
We can provide this service in different European languages.

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Thimblemill Library
Thimblemill Road
Smethwick
B67 5RJ
07907 580 787

Befriending

Social Activities, Befriending, Counselling and listening, Carers support

By BUDS - Better Understanding of Dementia for Sandwell

This free service offers weekly visits by trained volunteers to people diagnosed with Dementia in their own homes, to provide companionship and reduce feelings of isolation. It also provides regular breaks for the family carer. It fulfils similar functions to the Activity Sessions but with a focus on people who find it difficult to leave the house due to the effects of the Dementia or other conditions, or who do not wish to socialise in groups, preferring one to one contact within a familiar environment. Activities are centred around individual interests, examples could be listening to music, reading, reminiscing, or simply quality time having a good chat. All volunteers undertake Induction training and have a current DBS check before the initial introduction and commencement of visits.

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Great Bridge Library
Sheepwash Lane
Great Bridge
Tipton
DY4 7JF
0121 565 3721

Befriending Services

Social Activities, Befriending

By African French Speaking Community Support (AFSCS)

Bringing isolated adults and families together, provision of home support by volunteers community support workers.

Ethnicity focus: Congolese

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St Philips Parish Centre Messenger Road
Smethwick
B66 3DU
07743 600 034

Brain Injury and Stroke Carer Support Group West Bromwich

Befriending, Carers support, Parent and family support

By Headway Black Country

Informal drop-ins for a coffee and a chat for carers of brain injury and stroke survivors.

Ethnicity focus: English, Turkish, Indian, Polish, Somali, Pakistani, Congolese, Afghan, Iraqi, Bangladeshi

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Headway Black Country
Martin Hill Street
Dudley
DY2 8RT
01384 869961

Brushstrokes Pals

Befriending

By Brushstrokes

Befriend newcomers to Sandwell.

Quality: Staff subject to Disclosure & Barring Service
Ethnicity focus: English, Turkish, Indian, Polish, Somali, Pakistani, Congolese, Afghan, Iraqi, Bangladeshi, Afro Caribbean

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St. Philip's Parish Centre
Watt Street
Smethwick
B66 3DA
0121 565 2234 or 07572 762233

Cancer Care

Advice and guidance, Befriending, Loss and breakdown, Carers support

By BID Services

The service aims to close the gap in health inequality by ensuring that deaf patients have access to a full range of communications support, as well as advice and information to enable them to feel included in their care and medical treatment.

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Deaf Cultural Centre Ladywood Road
Birmingham
B16 8SZ
0121 246 6100

Chatterbox Action Against Loneliness

Advice and guidance, Befriending, Counselling and listening, Carers support

By Omega Care For Life

Phone service

Free telephone befriending service supporting carers, former carers, the bereaved, the frail-elderly and the socially isolated.

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Omega
London House
Town Walls
Shrewsbury
SY1 1TX
01743 245 088

Coffee Stop

Social Activities, Befriending

By Raglan Road Christian Church

A cafe style Place of Welcome run on Wednesday for the local community. We offer free refreshments and a soup based lunch in a spacious enviroment.

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70 Raglan Road
Smethwick
B66 3ND
0121 555 5891

Come Dancing

Exercise, sport & recreation, Social Activities, Outreach, Befriending

By Blackheath Live at Home Scheme

Dancing for fun with friends

Ethnicity focus: English

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St Paul's Parochial Hall
Vicarage Road
Halesowen
Halesowen
B62 8HX
0121 561 7941 or 07960 348884

Community Garden

Exercise, sport & recreation, Social Activities, Befriending

By Sandwell Irish Community Association

We are always looking for volunteers to help look after our community garden - if you think this might be of interest to you then please do not hesitate to get in touch with us

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Langley Park Lodge Community Centre Langley High Street
Oldbury
B69 4SL
0121 533 9734

Dementia Day Support

Social Activities, Domiciliary Care, Befriending, Day Centre

By Alzheimers Society (Sandwell)

A specialist day care for people with dementia

Quality: CQC Registered
Ethnicity focus: English, Indian, Pakistani

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The Light House
Edward Street Hospital
Edward Street
West Bromwich
B70 8NL
0121 521 3030

Dementia Home Support Service

Advice and guidance, Social Activities, Domiciliary Care, Befriending

By Alzheimers Society (Sandwell)

A Specialist home care and support service offering personalised one-to-one support in your own home to help you maintain your independence

Quality: CQC Registered
Ethnicity focus: English, Indian, Pakistani

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Castle Mill Burnt Tree
Dudley
DY4 7UF
0121 521 3030

Dementia Support Service

Advice and guidance, Befriending, Carers support, Parent and family support

By Alzheimers Society (Sandwell)

Provides support to carers of people with Dementia

Quality: CQC Registered
Ethnicity focus: English, Indian, Pakistani

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Castle Mill Burnt Tree
Dudley
DY4 7UF
0121 521 3034

Domicilliary Care - Care Plus

Domiciliary Care, Befriending, Carers support

By BID Services

A specialist homecare service to help deaf, deafened, hard of hearing and deafblind adults maintain their independence and improve their lives both at home and in the community.

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Deaf Cultural Centre Ladywood Road
Birmingham
B16 8SZ
0121 246 6100

Explorers

Social Activities, Befriending, Parent and family support

By Raglan Road Christian Church

Every Monday morning (term time), a toddler group for parents and carers of babies and pre-school children. With drinks, snacks, toys and chat. Cost £1 a session

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70 Raglan Road
Smethwick
B66 3ND
0121 555 5891

Extend Exercise Class

Exercise, sport & recreation, Social Activities, Outreach, Befriending

By Blackheath Live at Home Scheme

Extend exercise Class

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Flame Community Church
Beeches Road
Blackheath
Blackheath
B65 0AT
0121 561 7941 or 07960 348884

Extend Exercise Class

Advice and guidance, Exercise, sport & recreation, Social Activities, Befriending

By Sandwell Irish Community Association

Gentle exercise to music aimed at, but not exclusive to, those aged 50+

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Langley Park Lodge Community Centre Langley High Street
Oldbury
B69 4SL
0121 533 9734

Extend exercise classes

Exercise, sport & recreation, Social Activities, Outreach, Befriending

By Blackheath Live at Home Scheme

Extend exercise class.
Thursdays 10.30am -11.30am

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Hurst Green Methodist Church
Narrow Lane
Halesowen
B62 9PE
0121 561 7941 or 07960 348884

Food and Friendship Lunch Club

Exercise, sport & recreation, Social Activities, Outreach, Befriending

By Blackheath Live at Home Scheme

Food and Friendship Group. Thursday 11.15 - 1.15 pm

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Hurst Green Methodist Church
Narrow Lane
Blackheath
Halesowen
B62 9PE
0121 561 7941 or 07960 348884

Golden Years Luncheon Club

Social Activities, Befriending

By Sandwell Irish Community Association

The Golden Years Club meet every Tuesday morning to have fun, play games and enjoy a lunch together.

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Langley Park Lodge Community Centre Langley High Street
Oldbury
B69 4SL
0121 533 9734

Good Companions Lunch Club

Social Activities, Outreach, Befriending

By Blackheath Live at Home Scheme

A social activity and lunch session

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Flame Community Church
Cardale St
Blackheath
Blackheath
B65 0LY
0121 561 7941 or 07960 348884

Health & Wellbeing

Advice and guidance, Befriending, Counselling and listening, Carers support

By BID Services

A service to support you to tackle the issues that may be causing you concerns BID are able to offer an accessible advice and guidance service that can provide you with important information or signposting you to other appropriate services to support you in improving your health and wellbeing

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Deaf Cultural Centre Ladywood Road
Birmingham
B16 8SZ
0121 246 6100

Home To Home Calls

Befriending, Carers support, Family support

By Home to Home Calls

Home to Home Calls provides a friendly daily phone call service specifically for the elderly and the most vulnerable members of our society.

Ethnicity focus: English, Turkish, Indian, Polish, Somali, Pakistani, Congolese, Afghan, Iraqi, Bangladeshi

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107 Whitehall Road
West Bromwich
B70 0HG
0121 208 2911

Home visit befriending

Befriending

By Blackheath Live at Home Scheme

Company at home

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134 High Street
Blackheath
Blackheath
B65 0EE
0121 561 7941 or 07960 348884

Kooth.com

Advice and guidance, Befriending, Counselling and listening

By Kooth (provided by XenZone)

Free anonymous online counselling support for young people in Sandwell aged 11-18 yrs (or 25 if you're a care leaver)

Quality: Staff subject to Disclosure & Barring Service

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ZenZone, Ground Floor, Peninsular House 30-36 Monument Street
London
EC3R 8NB
0845 330 7090

Moms Mindful Hub

Advice and guidance, Befriending

By Cradley Heath Community Link

Moms chat and relax and share issues

Quality: Staff subject to Disclosure & Barring Service

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72 High Street
Cradley Heath
B64 5HA
01384 591096

Omega Delphinium

Advice and guidance, Befriending, Counselling and listening

By Omega Care For Life

Phone service

Premium Telephone Befriending and Companionship Service

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Omega
London House
Town Walls
Shrewsbury
SY1 1TX
01743 245 088

Our Friend is Your Friend Befriending

Social Activities, Outreach, Befriending, Parent and family support

By St Albans Community Association

Befriending Service for older and vulnerable people 55+ in Sandwell

Quality: PQASSO Level 3, Matrix

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St Albans Road
Smethwick
West Midlands
Smethwick
B67 7NL
0121 558 0018

Place of Welcome

Advice and guidance, Social Activities, Befriending

By Cradley Heath Community Link

Drop-in for anyone who wants a coffee or tea. Friendly inclusive people; Especially for those who feel isolated

Quality: Staff subject to Disclosure & Barring Service

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72 High Street Cradley Heath
B64 5HA
Cradley Heath
B64 5HA
01384 591096

Sandwell Evening Discussion Group for Autistic Adults age 16yrs +

Advice and guidance, Social Activities, Befriending

By Autism West Midlands - Sandwell

The Sandwell Adult Discussion Group offers an opportunity for Autistic Adults to meet within a safe and supportive environment. The group is free to attend. The groups offers topic based discussions which are led by those attending and supported by an Autism Specialist Worker. For more details please see service description.

Quality: Staff subject to Disclosure & Barring Service

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Community Church
Victoria Street
West Bromwich
Sandwell
B70 8EX
0121 450 7582

SAPPHIRE Service

Advocacy, Advice and guidance, Befriending, Carers support

By West Bromwich African Caribbean Resource Centre

Are you an older person or the carer of an older person?
The Sapphire Service is here to support you.


The Sapphire Service is jointly delivered by Agewell, a local social enterprise for older people and West Bromwich African Caribbean Resource Centre, a local charity specialising in services for older people targeting but not exclusive to African Caribbean and dual heritage individuals and families. In terms of benchmarking quality, the WBACRC service has achieved ISO 9001 Quality Mark, this is an International and national quality assurance award which demonstrates that we have robust governance and quality systems and procedures in place with our service.
In partnership with the hospital Trust staff, Sapphire aims to:
• Improve the hospital experience for older adults and their carers
• Befriend patients and support with eating and hydration if required
• Identify any barriers to getting you back home as soon as possible
• Support and Advocate for patients in the discharge planning process to reduce readmissions
• Provide support in those early days back at home
• Signpost and help older Adults and carers to access community services in their local area that can improve their quality of life
We understand how overwhelming it can feel to be in hospital and the strain it can put on families and their carers, the Sapphire Service is here to help.
Look out for our friendly staff and volunteers on the wards or contact Deborah Harold at Agewell or Deska Howe at the West Bromwich African Caribbean Resource Centre on the numbers below.
Tel: 0121 796 9333 Email: info@agewelluk.org.uk
Tele: 0121 525 9177 Email: deska.howe@wbacrc.org.uk

Quality: Investors in People, Staff subject to Disclosure & Barring Service
Ethnicity focus: English, Afro Caribbean

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Thomas Street
West Bromwich
B70 6LY
0121 525 9177

Sapphire Service

Advocacy, Advice and guidance, Befriending, Carers support

By Agewell

Supporting Older adults and carers in hospital and at home

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T5 Office, 3rd Floor
13 Applewood Grove Training and Enterprise Centre
Applewood Grove
Cradley Heath
B64 6EW
0121 796 9333

Social Activities

Social Activities, Outreach, Befriending

By Emerging Communities Network

Activities which bring people together with others for enjoyment and well-being. We speak different European languages.

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Thimblemill Library
Thimblemill Road
Smethwick
B67 5RJ
07907 580 787

St Albans Luncheon Club

Transport, Social Activities, Befriending, Day Centre

By St Albans Community Association

Luncheon club. The majority of the diners are 60+. An "open door" policy.
For a small charge, transport is available within a two mile radius.

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St Albans Road
Smethwick
West Midlands
Smethwick
B67 7NL
0121 558 0018

St Bernards Church and Centre

Social Activities, Befriending, Parent and family support, Emergency help

By St Bernards Church

A Friendly and Welcoming Church, with many activities. Halls are available for additional activities.

Quality: Staff subject to Disclosure & Barring Service
Ethnicity focus: English, Turkish, Indian, Polish, Somali, Pakistani, Congolese, Afghan, Iraqi, Bangladeshi, Afro Caribbean

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Broome Avenue
Great Barr
BIRMINGHAM
Birmingham
B43 5AL
0121 358 4973

Sticks & Strings

Social Activities, Befriending

By Sandwell Irish Community Association

A friendship group with a shared love of knitting and crocheting

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Langley Park Lodge Community Centre Langley High Street
Oldbury
B69 4SL
0121 533 9734

Summer Playscheme

Befriending, Parent and family support, Children and youth activities

By Lion Farm Action Centre

Summer Play scheme is a provision for children’s activities during the summer break.

Quality: Staff subject to Disclosure & Barring Service

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The Vicarage
Shelsley Avenue
Oldbury
Sandwell
B69 1BG
0121 544 3094

Telephone Befriending

Social Activities, Outreach, Befriending

By Blackheath Live at Home Scheme

Phone service

Someone will phone you every week for a chat and to see if you have any specific concerns that we can help with.

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134 High Street
Blackheath
Blackheath
B65 0EE
0121 561 7941 or 07960 348884

The Albion Foundation School

Exercise, sport & recreation, Finding work and training, Befriending

By The Albion Foundation

Here at The Albion Foundation, we offer opportunities to participate through alternative delivery for participants who have not engaged in more traditional learning and sporting environments; enabling them to re-engage in positive activities. Our programmes are aimed at a number of different age ranges from as young as Primary School all the way through to Post 16.

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The Albion Foundation Alternative Provision,
Brasshouse Lane,
Smethwick,
West Midlands,
B66 1BA
Smethwick
B66 1BA
0871 2719840

The Community Offer - West Bromwich Centre, Lyng & Greets Green, Hateley Heath, Charlemont and Grove Vale.

Advocacy, Advice and guidance, Befriending, Day Centre

By The Kaleidoscope Plus Group

the project aims to offer a more integrated and seamless delivery of services to the community, by providing a range of activities and interventions to reduce the demand on acute services.
A variety of volunteering opportunities are available within the project.

Quality: Investors in People, Staff subject to Disclosure & Barring Service

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First Floor, Hawthorns House Halfords Lane
West Bromwich
B66 1BB
0121 565 5605

The Friendship Club

Exercise, sport & recreation, Social Activities, Befriending, Day Centre

By St Albans Community Association

A partnership club providing activities for older people.

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St Albans Road
Smethwick
Smethwick
B67 7NL
0121 558 0018

Transport Solutions

Transport, Befriending

By Murray Hall Community Trust

Supporting people living with cancer and palliative care needs, regarding their transport needs

Ethnicity focus: English, Turkish, Indian, Polish, Somali, Pakistani, Congolese, Afghan, Iraqi, Bangladeshi

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The Bridge
St Marks Road
Tipton
West Midlands
Tipton
DY4 0SL
0121 612 2939

Ujima user led activities service

Social Activities, Befriending

By Sandwell African Caribbean Mental Health Foundation (Kuumba Foundation)

User led social activity service.

Ethnicity focus: English, Indian, Somali, Pakistani, Congolese, Afro Caribbean

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Kuumba Centre
Boulton Road
West Bromwich, Sandwell,
WEST MIDLANDS
West Bromwich
B70 6NW
0121 525 1629

Volunteering

Social Activities, Befriending

By BUDS - Better Understanding of Dementia for Sandwell

We welcome applications from people who would like to Volunteer with BUDS. We provide opportunities within our Activity Sessions and Befriending Service.

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Great Bridge Library
Sheepwash Lane
Great Bridge

Tipton
DY4 7JF
0121 565 3721

Young Carers Advocacy Project

Advocacy, Befriending, Carers support, Parent and family support

By Sandwell Advocacy

A project which supports children and young people who care for a family member who is mentally ill, disabled or misuses substances.

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28 Wood Street
Tipton
DY4 9BQ
0121 520 8070

Youth Club

Exercise, sport & recreation, Befriending, Children and youth activities

By Smethwick Youth & Community Centre

Youth Club for young people aged between 11 - 19 years old.

Quality: Matrix
Ethnicity focus: English, Turkish, Indian, Polish, Somali, Pakistani, Congolese, Afghan, Iraqi, Bangladeshi, Afro Caribbean

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Trinity Point, Trinity Street
Smethwick
B67 7AA
0121 565 8870

Services focused on particular beneficiaries do not imply that they are offered exclusively to these persons only.