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Advice and Guidance, Befriending and Accompaniment

By Care Link West Midlands

Advice, information, guidance, befriending and accompaniment to refugees and asylum seekers from French Speaking Countries

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1st Floor
130 Cape Hill
Smethwick
Smethwick
B66 4HP
0121 565 2612

Advice and Guidence Dementia Information Support for Family Carers (DISC)

By Crossroads Care

Ongoing support, information and advice throughout your ‘caring journey’.
• Advocacy Service including support in accessing Social Workers and other statutory bodies (GP’s, District Nurses, Incontinence Team, Occupational Therapists etc.)
• Weekly Carer Support Groups including the following: Arts and Crafts, Music Therapy, Light Extend exercise sessions, guest speakers on topics of interest and social outings.
• Therapeutic garden sessions at our partner “Ideal for All” for carers and the person they care for to enjoy social and safe activities with others in the same situation.
• Infections and People with Dementia. This important free session helps carers recognise and deal effectively with infection in people with dementia. This informative training can avoid
• unnecessary hospital admissions. Contact us to find out more.
• Free Dementia Awareness Sessions either a group setting or in the comfort of your own home.
• Benefit entitlement advice including Carers Allowance, Attendance Allowance, PIPs etc. including help with completing forms, referral to Pension Service and Fire Safety checks.
• Information on law/carers rights including wills, POA’s etc.

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494 Wolverhampton Road,
Oldbury,
West Midlands.
West Midlands
B68 8DG
0121 553 6483

Advice Point

By Family Action

This is a free service in which we can help you with:

- Job searching
- CV writing
- Interview skills
- Careers advice
- Social development
- Family support
- Confidence building
- Work experience

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Burnt Tree Children's Centre, 20 - 25 Tividale Street
Tipton
DY4 7SD
07970168908
Advocacy, Immigration and migrant support

Advocacy

By Emerging Communities Network

Supporting those who face difficulties or who are particularly vulnerable or unable to represent themselves to make their views or needs to be known. This service is available in different European languages.

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Smethwick Council House
Smethwick
B66 3NJ
07907 580 787
Advocacy, Advice and guidance, Housing advice & support

Benefits Advice

By Skills Work and Enterprise Development Agency ( SWEDA )

We provide welfare Rights and benefit Advice. We can identify benefit issues and advise clients who may not be receiving the correct benefits.

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SWEDA The Business Centre
Church Street
West Bromwich
B70 8RP
0121 525 2558
Advocacy, Counselling and listening, Sexual health and pregnancy, Support for victims

Black Country Rape and Sexual Violence Support Service

By Black Country Women's Aid

SWA's Independent Sexual Violence Advice (ISVA) Service supports survivors of rape, sexual violence and childhood sexual abuse with advocacy, practical and emotional support and counselling, whether or not they choose to report to the police.

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

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Suite 21a Landchard House Victoria Street
West Bromwich
B70 8HY
0121 553 0090 (9-5 weekdays)
Advocacy, Advice and guidance, Counselling and listening, Support for victims

Black Country Women's Aid

By Black Country Women's Aid

SWA support victims of domestic abuse, rape and sexual violence, sexual exploitation and human trafficking in the West Midlands.

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

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Suite 21a Landchard House Victoria Street
West Bromwich
B70 8HY
0121 552 6448 (24 hour)
Advocacy, Outreach, Loss and breakdown, Carers support

Bridges Support Service

By Murray Hall Community Trust

Bridges service supports people with palliative care needs in Sandwell and parts of Birmingham

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

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The Bridge
St Mark's Road
Tipton
West Midlands
Tipton
DY4 0SL
0121 612 2939
Advocacy, Advice and guidance, Finding work and training

Business Advice

By Skills Work and Enterprise Development Agency ( SWEDA )

Starting a new business? Don’t know where to begin? We’ll provide you with the tools and resources to help you succeed. Find out how to choose the right ideas, research your market, write a business plan, submit applications for funding, and work with partners. Contact us NOW to find out more.

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SWEDA The Business Centre
Church Street
West Bromwich
B70 8RP
0121 525 2558
Advocacy, Advice and guidance, Housing advice & support, Immigration and migrant support

Citizens Advice Sandwell: West Bromwich

By Citizens Advice Sandwell

The Citizens Advice Office for Sandwell.

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22 Lombard Street
West Bromwich
B70 8RT
0300 330 9017
Advocacy, Advice and guidance, Counselling and listening, Support for victims

Domestic Abuse Community Support

By Black Country Women's Aid

SWA's IDVA (Independent Domestic Abuse Advice) service supports victims of domestic abuse who are at risk of harm from intimate partners, ex-partners or family members, with the aim of securing their safety and the safety of their children.

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

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Suite 21a Landchard House Victoria Street
West Bromwich
B70 8HY
0121 552 6448 (24 hour)
Advocacy, Advice and guidance, Outreach, Finding work and training, Housing advice & support

English My Way

By Smethwick Youth & Community Centre

English language Classes.

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
Advocacy, Advice and guidance, Counselling and listening

Harassment & Discrimination Unit

By Rights and Equality Sandwell (RES)

A Team that provides support to individuals in Sandwell who have experienced discrimination or discrimination.

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28 Birmingham Street
Oldbury
Sandwell
B69 4DS
0121 541 1775
Advocacy

IMCA Independent Mental Capacity Advocates

By Voiceability Black Country

for those under the Mental Capacity Act who lack mental capacity for a long term decision or Deprivation of their Liberty.

Quality: Staff subject to Disclosure & Barring Service

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P O Box 16733
Oldbury
B69 9FJ
01902 255 015
Advocacy

IMHA Independent Mental Health Advocates

By Voiceability Black Country

Advocates provided support on all areas to eligible patients with issues such as treatment, reviews, tribunals leave etc.with ensuring their voice is heard and views considered.

Quality: Staff subject to Disclosure & Barring Service

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P O Box 16733
Oldbury
B69 9FJ
01902 255 015
Advocacy, Advice and guidance, Carers support

Information, Advice and Navigation Service for Black and Minority Ethnic carers

By West Bromwich African Caribbean Resource Centre

Our Carers information, advice and support service operates between 9am - 5pm on Mondays to Fridays. If no one is available to take your call, carers can leave their contact details with our Administration Officer or Receptionist and our Service Manager will phonethe carer when he returns to our office.

Quality: Investors in People, Staff subject to Disclosure & Barring Service
Ethnicity focus: Indian, Somali, Pakistani, Bangladeshi, Afro Caribbean

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Thomas Street
West Bromwich
B70 6LY
0121 525 9177
Advocacy

POhWER Care Act Advocacy

By POhWER Advocacy

A service which ensures individuals have a say when their care and support is being assessed.

Quality: Staff subject to Disclosure & Barring Service

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Room 59 Pure Offices
Broadwell Road
Oldbury
Oldbury
B69 4BY
0300 456 2370
Advocacy

POhWER Community Advocacy Service

By POhWER Advocacy

Community Advocacy is available to service users in Sandwell who need support to speak up, be heard and included in decisions about them.

Quality: Staff subject to Disclosure & Barring Service

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59 Pure Offices
Broadwell Road
Oldbury West Midlands
Oldbury
B69 4BY
0300 456 2370
Advocacy

POhWER Independent Mental Capacity Advocacy (IMCA)

By POhWER Advocacy

To provide advocacy for people who are affected by mental health issues or lack capacity, when making important decisions.

Quality: Staff subject to Disclosure & Barring Service

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Room 59 Pure Offices
Broadwell Road
Oldbury
Oldbury
B69 4BY
0300 456 2370
Advocacy

POhWER Independent Mental Health Advocacy (IMHA)

By POhWER Advocacy

To provide advocacy services for people who are affected by mental health issues or who lack the capacity to make important decisions.

Quality: Staff subject to Disclosure & Barring Service

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Room 59 Pure Offices
Broadwell Road
Oldbury
Oldbury
B69 4BY
0300 456 2370
Advocacy, Advice and guidance

POhWER NHS Complaints Advocacy Service

By POhWER Advocacy

POhWERs NHS Complaints Advocacy Service supports individuals to raise complaints about NHS Care and treatment, supporting people to share their experience with NHS providers so that responses, explanations can be gained and lessons learned. Everyone has the right to advocacy support if they wish to complain about the NHS. POhWER can support with self help information packs or direct one to one advocacy support depending on the needs of the individual.

Quality: Staff subject to Disclosure & Barring Service

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Room 59 Pure Offices
Broadwell Road
Oldbury
Oldbury
B69 4BY
0300 456 2370
Advocacy

POhWER Volunteering in Sandwell

By POhWER Advocacy

Citizen's Advocates support vulnerable people to gain information, speak up and be heard in decisions being made about them. If you would like to find out more about Citizen's Advocates please get in touch with us or if you're a service user in Sandwell and think you would benefit from the support of a Citizen's Advocate.

Quality: Staff subject to Disclosure & Barring Service

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59 Pure Offices
Broadwell Road
Oldbury
West Midlands
Oldbury
B69 4BY
0300 456 2370
Advocacy

Pre-Entry ESOL Course

By Bangladeshi Women's Association Ltd

Helping individuals to develop skills, employability, self-reliance and confidence

Quality: Staff subject to Disclosure & Barring Service

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Tipton Muslim Community Centre Wellington Road
Tipton
DY4 8RS
0121 557 6766
Advocacy, Advice and guidance, Counselling and listening

Project Shield

By Murray Hall Community Trust

Emotional Wellbeing Service for 10 - 19 Year Olds

Ethnicity focus: English, Indian, Polish, Pakistani, Afghan, Bangladeshi

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The Bridge
St Marks Road
Tipton
West Midlands
Tipton
DY4 0SL
01902 826305
Advocacy, Finding work and training, Carers support, Parent and family support

Sandwell Advocacy Citizen Advocacy Scheme.

By Sandwell Advocacy

A service which supports individuals who, through disability and social exclusion, feel that they have no meaningful involvement in decisions that are made which directly affect their lives.

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28 Wood Street
Tipton
West Midlands
Tipton
DY4 9BQ
0121 520 8070
Social Activities, Finding work and training, Day Centre, Children and youth activities

Sandwell Deaf Community Association

By Sandwell Deaf Community Association

An organisation for deaf, hard of hearing and deafblind people run by deaf people.

Quality: Staff subject to Disclosure & Barring Service

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Summer Street
West Bromwich
B71 4JA
0121 553 0201
Advocacy, Advice and guidance, Outreach, Carers support

Sandwell's Cancer, Older People and Advocacy Project

By Sandwell Advocacy

All of our projects:
• Work on the side of those we support.
• Are independently of service providers and statutory agencies.
• Are free from the potential conflicts of interest unlike those that may provide other services.

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28 Wood Street
Tipton
DY4 9BQ
0121 520 8070
Advocacy, Advice and guidance, Befriending, Carers support

SAPPHIRE Service

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
Advocacy, Advice and guidance, Befriending, Carers support

Sapphire Service

By Agewell

Supporting Older adults and carers in hospital and at home

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Rounds Green Library
Martley Road
Oldbury
B69 1DZ
0121 796 9333
Advocacy, Advice and guidance, Sexual health and pregnancy, Support for victims

Support for young victims of rape and sexual violence aged 11-18

By Black Country Women's Aid

SWA's specialist Young People's ISVA (Independent Sexual Violence Adviser) offers support and advice to any survivors of rape and sexual violence aged 11-18.

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

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Suite 21a Landchard House Victoria Street
West Bromwich
B70 8HY
0121 553 0900 (9-5 weekdays)
Advocacy, Advice and guidance, Finding work and training, Managing your money

Support, advice, guidance and confidence building to over 55's year olds

By Soho/Victoria Friends and Neighbours

Our aim is to help people to help themselves in saving money, reducing isolation, health and well-being, dealing with every day life and increasing their networks.

Quality: Staff subject to Disclosure & Barring Service

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c/o Smethwick Baptist Church
94 Regent Street
Smethwick
Smethwick
B66 3BQ
0121 532 2012

The Aman Group

By Breakthru CIC

Relieving stress and anxiety
Improving relationships
Creating life balances
Gentle exercise
Yoga
Pilates
Parenting
Mindfulness
Self-improvement workshops
Career Support
Trips out
Emotional boundaries
and lots more

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West Bromwich Library
High Street
West Bromwich
B70 8DZ
07813 125 443

The Aman Group

By Breakthru CIC

Relieving stress and anxiety
Improving relationships
Creating life balances
Gentle exercise
Yoga
Pilates
Parenting
Mindfulness
Self-improvement workshops
Career Support
Trips out
Emotional boundaries
and lots more

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Glebefields Library
St Marks Road
Tipton
DY4 0SX
07813 125 443

The Aman Group

By Breakthru CIC

Relieving stress and anxiety
Improving relationships
Creating life balances
Gentle exercise
Yoga
Pilates
Parenting
Mindfulness
Self-improvement workshops
Career Support
Trips out
Emotional boundaries
and lots more

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Oldbury Library
Jack Judge House
10 Halesowen Street
Oldbury
B69 2AJ
07813 125 443

The Aman Group

By Breakthru CIC

Relieving stress and anxiety
Improving relationships
Creating life balances
Gentle exercise
Yoga
Pilates
Parenting
Mindfulness
Self-improvement workshops
Career Support
Trips out
Emotional boundaries
and lots more

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Wednesbury Library
Walsall Street
Wednesbury
WS10 9EH
07813 125 443
Advocacy, Advice and guidance, Befriending, Day Centre

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

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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321 High Street
West Bromwich
West Bromwich
B70 8LU
0121 565 5605
Advocacy, Advice and guidance, Counselling and listening, Support for victims

Victim Support

By Victim Support Sandwell

Victim Support Sandwell operates to empower victims of crime through their journey of recovery. We can give free help and confidential support and information about appropriate services to help in your time of need.

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Room 4G YMCA, 38 Carters Green, West Bromwich, West Midlands
Oldbury
B70 9LG
0121 569 7980
Advocacy, Befriending, Carers support, Parent and family support

Young Carers Advocacy Project

By Sandwell Advocacy

A free independent and confidential advocacy service which supports children and young people who care for another person.

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28 Wood Street
Tipton
DY4 9BQ
0121 520 8070
Services focused on particular beneficiaries do not imply that they are offered exclusively to these persons only.