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.
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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.
A number of support workers are continuing to use our order and collect service for their families. We are continuing to look at how we might be able to be more effective in supporting these individuals, as many are working from home and struggling with their own childcare issues and other challenges. We really do Read more about Weeks 3-9 of Lockdown[…]
What have we been doing whilst the country is in lock-down? Here’s an update for you as a way of reassurance that we are doing what we can to support our community in Brierley Hill. Jen, Eden, Stacey and Em have been working hard on the ground with the support of our volunteers throughout the Read more about COVID19 Update[…]
Thank you to those of you who have sent messages of support and have been checking up on us this week. We want you to know that we are doing our best to continue to support people in need. We are now running a Foodbank only service, however, we have increased the number of Foodbank Read more about Update from the Brierley Hill Project[…]
In September we were informed that we’d successfully secured funding from the second round of the Voluntary Sector Innovation Fund to expand our youth work and delivery. The success was down to our belief that delivering good quality youth work is an important place to start in improving our community and the local authority agreed. Read more about Christmas Post from the Brierley Hill Project[…]
The summer has well and truly gone and the nights are drawing in. Despite the dark and cold there is a spring in our step at the project. We have had a bit of a spruce up …. it all started in August when a group of young people from Amblecote Christian Centre kicked it Read more about Another month has gone by …….[…]
An opportunity for an enthusiastic person who is able to primarily engage with a range of young people and children aged 8 -19 years (25 with disability) as well as adult community members. You would be supporting the development of wide varied sessions, which are used as an opportunity to build professional relationship with children, Read more about Youth & Community Apprentice Opportunity[…]
The last time I put fingers to keyboard Jen had just applied for funding to continue our youth sport sessions at the Dell Stadium in September. We have managed to continue sessions through-out the summer as Pure Sport Coaches have continued to provide coaching for free and we have been able to pay for the Read more about What have we been up to?[…]
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[…]