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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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Weekly Round Up Friday 25th November 2016

We have been in contact with an increasing number of homeless people in the last couple of weeks so as December fast approaches and with it the colder weather we have decided to join in The Advent SLEEPOUT Challenge 2016. Last year an incredible £94450 was raised and over 75 events took place to provide emergency beds in night shelters across the country. If

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Weekly Round Up Friday 11th November

A high number of 1-2-1 sessions in the drop-in this week. Job applications, help with housing, relationships, family issues, debt, mental & physical health. One client came in to get help with benefits initially but we were also able to support with addiction issues.  This client’s health situation is serious and something must be done before it’s too late.  We were able to refer to

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Weekly Round Up Friday 21st October 2016

We’ve been closed all of this week for a good clean up. We started stripping everything out last Friday after our Take 5 session and some of the guys stayed around to help us. The foodbank store cupboard was first on the list to have the walls treated and repainted and then we replaced the shelving so it can all be wiped down. Thanks

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Jen’s Friday Night Blog

I’m not sure there is ever a ‘typical’ detached session, so I thought I’d try to write a bit of a narrative about how a session can be go. I hope the words paint a picture you can imagine… It’s Friday night, about 7.35pm and we (me – Jen and Adam) are out and about on a detached youth work session. We’ve been out

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Weekly Round Up Friday 30th September 2016

The summer has been and gone, once upon a time the summer gave space for reflection and opportunity to take breathe – not so this year! I fear I’ve neglected to keep you all in the loop these past few weeks and my week away in Devon didn’t help any. I hope I can recap for you and not forget anything. South Street’s Community

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