Drop In Sessions

Address details
Organisation Soho/Victoria Friends and Neighbours
Address c/o Smethwick Baptist Church Regent Street Smethwick
B66 3BQ
Smethwick
Contact details
Email community@friendsandneighbours.org
Phone 0121 532 2011
Opening hours Drop-In Sessions Friday's 12 noon - 2 pm
Accessibility details Fully accessible

- Have a coffee and a chat and meet new people.
- Find out about local activities and services.
- Build relationships, access and develop social networks

Soho Victoria Friends and Neighbours will support residents to:

-Access information, advice and advocacy- especially in relation to issues of saving money and looking at practical solutions to any debt, as well as looking at food or household basics and money management.

-Work with residents to apply the benefits.

-Encourage them to share information, knowledge and support to and with each other. E.g., attend an Esol session, attend a new craft session together; take each other to hospital appointments.

-Learn new everyday skills e.g., completing on line forms; using the internet to access cheaper deals; how to report anti-social behaviour via SMBC “My Sandwell” site; or dealing with day-to-day matters such as post, bills and new technology.

-Enable residents to share their skills with others e.g., young families with debt under pressure and encourage mutual support across the generations.

-Create links, trust and connections with NEET 16- to 24-year-olds to gain confidence to access tailored and relevant information for, local employment, training opportunities and other young people support avenues.

-To create friendships and neighbourliness to increase mental health and well-being.

Service details
Categories Advocacy, Finding work and training, Getting online & digital support
Staff Qualifications Staff qualified to deliver the services of Soho/Victoria Friends and Neighbours CIC
Gender both
Quality standards Staff subject to Disclosure & Barring Service
Last updated: Jul 20, 2021 13:52
Services focused on particular beneficiaries do not imply that they are offered exclusively to these persons only.