Struggling to pay the bills and buy food? Talk to the Black Country Foodbank. Bring your voucher along to our distribution point to collect a food parcel. Open every Monday and Wednesday between 12 and 3.30pm.
challenge 4 change
C4C is a space that offers support to secondary school aged young people. The session has a fun and relaxed structure that promotes tolerance and responsibility. C4C runs every Monday 3.45pm until 5pm.
We offer a drop-in service twice a week on Mondays and Wednesdays between 12pm and 3.30pm. Our services include job search help, CV writing support, free internet and 1-2-1 crisis support.
A safe and welcoming space offering food and support for those in need. An ideal opportunity to explore different activities and a good place to socialise. Open every Wednesday and Friday 10am until 2pm
It is our belief that the best organisations have a clear set of values that inform and underpin the way they work. The Brierley Hill Project’s work is established on and informed by a clear set of values that find their origin in the rich Judeo Christian spiritual heritage that the founding members of the project share. We believe that it is essential that our values and guiding principles are articulated as they provide the motivational energy that empowers the work we do. Hope – Finding a new beginning We hold a deep conviction that everyone should have the opportunity of a fresh start, emotionally, spiritually, sociologically and economically. The hope of a better future is available for everyone despite the current shape of their life or their circumstances. We never give up on people and we actively seek and create opportunities for people to achieve new things and overcome those things that hold them back. Freedom – Making right choices We believe the discovery of the right and proper boundaries for our lives and those of our community along with the removal of inappropriate or life-limiting boundaries enables us to discover our full potential. Everyone should enjoy the freedom that making the right choices can provide. Therefore we will challenge damaging, inappropriate choices and behaviours as well as the ways in which people’s choices and opportunities are constrained by others. Acceptance – Discovering belonging We believe many people are searching for a place where they can experience unconditional acceptance and so find a deep sense of belonging, a place where superficial judgements and prejudice are absent and where they too can become accepting. Therefore we will be understanding and non-judgmental in our dealings with others and try to offer opportunities for people to contribute as well as to receive. Wholeness – Facing the truth We recognise that facing the truth about ourselves and being honest with ourselves provides an opportunity for us to lead our lives from the position of integrity. Completeness is, in part, determined by an individual’s willingness or a community’s willingness to confront the truth despite what the individual or corporate implications may be. Therefore we will act with integrity and both welcome and learn from feedback. We will offer feedback to others in a spirit of respect; we will try to learn from experience and to change where change is needed. Forgiveness – Letting go of being wronged We believe that reconciliation forms a fundamental building block in removing social, emotional and spiritual debt and allows us to build strong healthy relationships. Being reconciled with ourselves and others creates emotional, social and spiritual freedom. Therefore we do not keep a record of wrongs committed by others or by ourselves; we acknowledge our failures with courage and as openly as we can. Justice – Seeking righteousness and right relationships We recognise that inequality, injustice and poverty are at the root of apathy, despair, poverty of ambition and the absence of human flourishing. Therefore we strive to act fairly in our own dealings, to maintain right relationships and, so far as we are able, to stand with the weak and vulnerable in fighting injustice.
Every time I add to the blog I always feel disappointed that I’m not posting on a more regular basis. It’s not for the want of trying or even that I don’t have the desire. I often feel amazed at how long it’s been since my keyboard engaged in some blogging action. I guess real Read more about It’s been such a long time ……..[…]
January is always a difficult month for people struggling to make ends meet after the Christmas break. January was busy to say the least with the full impact of Christmas pressure taking effect – the volunteers in the Foodbank gave out 100 food parcels in January alone with enough food to feed 123 children and Read more about January has gone it’s February already![…]
The issue of homelessness is more topical than ever, with shocking figures released by the Bureau of Investigative Journalism earlier this year evidencing that over 440 homeless people have died in the last twelve months. We are still working with this client group in our area and partnering with others who are doing the same. Read more about ADVENT & CHRISTMAS WISHES[…]
On the 10th October each year we observe World Mental Health Day. This year the UK Government hosted the first ever global mental health summit and announced the appointment of the minister for mental health, inequalities and suicide prevention in England; the aim to help tackle the stigma surrounding suicide. At the Project we encounter Read more about Suicide Watch[…]
On Friday 14th September we celebrated our 10th year in operation, a landmark moment for us. We were joined by people across the spectrum; friends, supporters, clients, partners, officials. It gave us opportunity to reflect on all the achievements and chat to people about the last 10 years together. It’s a privilege to Read more about BHP 10th Anniversary[…]
Jen’s ‘boot room’ is growing thanks to some very generous donations! The ‘boot room’ was opened because some of the young people coming along to the sports sessions on the new Dell Stadium 3D pitch hadn’t got the correct footwear. Not to be deterred from making it possible for everyone to participate Jen purchased some Read more about Jen’s ‘Boot Room’ Update[…]
I thought it only right that now we have world cup fever I give you an update from Jen about how our sports sessions are going on the new 3D football pitch at the Dell Stadium, so here we go, here we go here we go …. We have now started our youth sports session, Read more about JEN’S YOUTH WORK UPDATE[…]
From time to time we are blessed to have students with us who choose to spend their work placement hours helping at the project and observing what it is we do here. The most recent student is Emily from the University of Chester and this is what she had to say about her time at Read more about Update from Emily – 1st June 2018[…]
Drop-In Over the last couple of months it’s been a hard slog with us all working hard to meet the needs that present themselves at the project. The number of food parcels we distribute has remained high at around 120 per month – this number has direct impact on the demand for one to one Read more about Round-Up of the Weeksssss – February and March Update[…]
This week’s theme is Kindness and Pleasant Surprises…. Life is never dull and as with everyone’s personal life at the project there are always up’s and down’s, disappointments and surprises. At the end of December we got broken into and the word on the streets was that the individuals responsible were known to us and Read more about Round-up of the Week – 26th January[…]