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Sandwell Advocacy Scoops Three Year Funding Boost

We are delighted to announce that Sandwell Advocacy have been awarded three year’s funding from the Albert Gubay Foundation to deliver our Voices and Choices Project. The project will employ an Independent Advocacy Practitioner who will provide support for older people in Sandwell…

Anger and Frustration for Older People at their Treatment Under the COVID19 Pandemic Restrictions

Older people claim that assuming everyone aged over 70 is vulnerable is deeply ageist. The Older People’s Advocacy Alliance (OPAAL) and the National Coalition of Advocacy Services (NCAS) have published a hard-hitting report detailing the anger and frustration the older people experienced during…

We had a great time celebrating Volunteers’ Week 2022!

It’s been a long time coming but we finally had a “real live” Volunteers Celebration Event as part of Volunteers’ Week 2022. Staff and volunteers came together to meet, many for the first time since the lockdown in 2020.  We hosted the event…

We are recruiting!

Please go to our Vacancies Page for full details of some exciting opportunities!

Sandwell Advocacy Awarded Lottery Funding

We are delighted to announce that Sandwell Advocacy have been awarded three year funding from the National Lottery Community Fund to deliver the Parents Advocacy, Guidance and Empowerment (PAGE) Project. The project is part of a Communities in Sync consortia bid and will…

Kally talks about her experience of volunteering with Sandwell Together

Kally is a telephone befriender with Sandwell Together.  She joined us at the start of 2022 and is inspirational in her approach to life and helping others.  She is genuinely interested in people and loves to listen.  She has a clear career plan…

Caring for Carers: Wellbeing and Bereavement Service

  This service is delivered by the Communities in Sync Consortium (CIS) and was established in November 2019.  CIS is a consortium of local health, social care and well-being providers working together in partnership to improve the lives of people in the local…

A volunteer telephone befriender reflects on their experiences on Sandwell Together

We are approaching National Volunteers Week which runs throughout the first week in June, where volunteer involving organisations recognise the contribution that their volunteers make.  Here at Sandwell Advocacy we simply would not be able to function in the same way that we…

Compassionate Communities, my reflections relating to Sandwell Together.

I have recently attended two sessions delivered by Compassionate Communities UK.  It has really inspired me to be involved and it has reassured me that life is good, people are generally kind and here at Sandwell Advocacy our volunteers are clearly talking the…

2020/2021 Annual Report

We are really pleased to announce that our latest Annual Report has now been published – you could say that it is hot off the press!  Our report is packed with all manner of information regarding operational activities across all of our service…

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