Weekly Round Up Friday 22nd April 2016

Another week of great opportunity to support and help people in need. We never get tired of that! A support worker from another organisation bought three new clients with him for the foodbank. It was good to see these young people being supported through some pretty difficult times. 36 adults and 19 children fed this week. Emma from the Black Country Foodbank came in on Friday to talk to our volunteers and updated them on the new food vouchers. Thank-you Emma.

A range of 1-2-1 appointments took place. Individuals fleeing violence, in need of relocation, those facing eviction and debt problems, those with poor mental health, an individual released from prison. All seeking support, reassurance and resolution.

It was good to see our young people from Challenge 4 change supporting each other. A relaxed session with three brothers that recently joined the group telling us they are moving house so won’t be with us from next week. We were very sad to say good bye but they promised to keep in touch and visit us once in a while. Best wishes to the lads and their family.

This week marked the start of the Bars N Beats Multi Media Course. It went very very well. We’re expecting great things from our music makers.

Finally we started our Spring clean up. Thanks to all of the volunteers that helped to clean both of the kitchen’s and the cafe space. The oven is gleaming, the cupboards are pristine and the floors have been steam cleaned. We will be arranging another date soon to focus on the drop-in.

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