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.
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.
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[…]
Happy Belated 2018….first an apology for not keeping you up informed of what we’ve been up to for so long. It’s been a busy couple of months. We kicked off December with the Advent Sleepout Challenge, a Church Urban Fund initiative designed to fund night shelter beds. It’s now an annual event for us and Read more about Round-up of December and January so far……[…]
Over the last month or so we have continued to work hard to support those most in need. It continues to be a struggle for people with Mental Health issues as the demand for services increases and services struggle to keep up with the demands placed upon them. We are fortunate to have regular visits from Read more about Round-up of the Weekssss – 10th November 2017[…]
I’ve finally got round to watching the award winning film ‘I Daniel Blake’ and I applaud the candid and honest way the film presents the system and the people subject to it. The Universal Credit roll out in our area is increasing the pressure on our service as the application process takes around 6 weeks Read more about Round-up of the Week – 29th September 2017[…]
Well it’s come to the end of the holiday season. Everyone busy preparing for the new season ahead, for some of our young people college is beckoning and they are now in full knowledge of their GCSE results and what they need to do next. Some of the younger people we’ve met over the summer Read more about Round-up of the Weekssss – 11th August to 29th August 2017[…]
Food Glorious Food! THANK YOU to David Lloyd Gym in Brierley Hill for the food collection. Their staff and members donated a whopping 150kg of food. AMAZING!!!! Food shortages for June 2017 We are always touched by the level of generosity we see for the Foodbank and the people in crisis who need this support. Read more about Round-up of the Week – 30th June 2017[…]
It seems that the summer has finally arrived and so I’d like to concentrate on the rays of sunshine that we’ve seen break through in the past few weeks. With summer holidays just around the corner I’m also thinking of a change of scenery or circumstance. Many of you will be flying to sunnier places Read more about Round-up of the Week – 26th May 2017[…]
It’s official! It’s our birthday…the doors to the Brierley Hill Project were opened 9 years ago this month and we are still going strong. We opened just before the financial crisis hit in 2008 – the year in which Woolworth’s closed and we’ve been here to support the community in DY5 ever since. The road Read more about Round-up of the Week – 28th April 2017[…]
Changes in the Welfare system are having an impact on the demands of the Foodbank here at BHP. On Wednesday 16 food vouchers were presented as the end of the month approaches and money runs out…just over 5 food parcels per hour. This week the food parcels we gave out were to feed 30 adults Read more about Round-up of the Week – 24th March 2017[…]