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Round-up of the Week – 29th September 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 and has to be made on-line.  In the film

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Round-up of the Weekssss – 11th August to 29th August 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 have already started their new Secondary School and are

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Round-up of the Week – 30th June 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.  The donations received help provide 3 days supply of

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Round-up of the Week – 26th May 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 to take a well deserved break. It seems to

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Round-up of the Week – 28th April 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 has been full of twists and turns with funding

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Round-up of the Week – 24th March 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 and 18 children. A food parcel provides food for

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Round-Up of the Week – 24th February 2017

We are always looking for opportunities to hook up with people that ordinarily stay under the radar – the overlooked ones – people who, for one reason or another, find it difficult or no longer wish to engage or access services.  Over the last couple of weeks we have had invitations that give us the access to people, systems and opportunities for our clients-

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Round-Up of the Week Friday 3rd February 2017

Some years ago I read an unforgettable account of one of the most severe child abuse cases in California in the 1970’s. It is the story of boy who was beaten and starved by his emotionally unstable, alcoholic mother: a mother who played tortuous, unpredictable games. You may be thinking ‘what’s that got to do with the Brierley Hill Project’? This week has proven

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Round-Up of the Week Friday 13th January

It’s been a quiet couple of weeks since the Christmas break. The New Year is always a time for reflection of what we’ve achieved and where we are headed in the coming months. Apologies for the silence on my part, I only managed to say a Happy New Year to everyone on Twitter, however, I hope that 2017 brings peace and joy to you

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Weekly Round-Up Friday 16th December

Giving up a night of comfort for the sleepout challenge came and thankfully went (no offence intended I’m just such a wimp) with our total on-line donations reaching an amazing £687.13 plus we received another £65 in cash. The £752.13 is a tremendous sum for the Church Urban Fund to help provide night shelters across the UK. Thank you Mr Conroy for making soup to

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