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Take part in the Big Bearwood Spring Clean 12-13th June 2021 and PLEDGE TO PICK YOUR ROAD.
Our efforts are part of the national Keep Britain Tidy’s Great British Spring Clean campaign to bring together people from across the country to clean up the litter that blights our towns, villages, countryside and coastline.
Let’s see if together we can get every road in Bearwood clean of litter!
Book your appointment:0121 569 4943
It will look and work differently for this phase. We will open 3 days a week Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday and it will be appointment only.
You will need an appointment for the pc’s for 45 minute booking and if you want books you will need appointment for this too. You can return books.
And hopefully not too long in this way of working and the next phase will be to introduce browsing and eventually back to being our normal busy little library.
Bearwood Action for Refugees are in need of a new chairperson as the current chair is moving. The role involves heading up an inspiring, young organisation dedicated to supporting refugees at home and abroad. This is a VOLUNTARY role, and they have a large dedicated team of volunteers who are experienced in fund raising, awareness raising and supporting refugees through their befriending project.
Please follow the link below to download a description of the role.
To find out more and express an interest please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Introducing the Kaleidoscope Sanctuary Hub which will offer an out of hours mental health support to residents of Sandwell.
What is the Kaleidoscope Sanctuary Hub ?
The Kaleidoscope Sanctuary Hub aims to help vulnerable individuals there and then, preventing admissions to A&E or causing harm to themselves or others.
We offer a listening ear, offer support and advice along with signposting information. We will support individuals manage the difficult times. A friendly support worker, will work with the person to create a wellbeing plan and empower them to seek support for recovery.
What are the opening hours?
• Our service runs 6 days a week currently. (Every day except Friday)
• Current opening hours are 6pm -11 pm
As the service expands the days and hours of delivery will too!
What support are we offering?
• Phone calls
• Video support
• Face to Face- coming soon
• Text service- coming soon
Who we can help?
• Anyone aged 18+ who feels they are experiencing a mental health crisis but not in need of emergency services.
• Anyone who feeling alone and in need of some support.
• A family member or friend of someone, who is experiencing a mental health crisis.
How can the service be accessed?
Anyone who is in need of support can call us directly. We want to remove as many barriers as possible so we will accept self-referrals and also referral from the Sandwell crisis team. We will be working together to support Sandwell in their times of need.
A grant scheme has been launched by Sandwell Council to help households who have been affected by the Covid-19 pandemic.
A total of £1.4 million has been made available to Sandwell Council from the government to help those most affected by Covid-19.
The grant is available for food and utilities – to buy food or help pay household energy and water bills – as well as other essentials like warm clothing, toiletries, sanitary products, blankets and sometimes towards other essential household equipment.
Applications for the grant can be made online at http://www.sandwell.gov.uk/wintergrant or those with no access to internet can call 0121 569 2266 to apply.
The grant is available throughout the winter until March and households can apply a maximum of twice during that period.