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Archive of the posts written by author: Dave Bradshaw.

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…

Sandwell Advocacy Publish External Evaluation of Sandwell Together

Sandwell Together is a telephone befriending service that we set up in response to the COVID-19 pandemic back in March 2020.  Since its inception Sandwell Together has expanded and developed into a well organised service that provides much needed emotional support and a…

We still need you. In fact, we need you now more than ever!

As 2021 draws to an end, Sandwell Advocacy Volunteer Development Officer, Juanita Williams reflects on the last 24 months and how local volunteers have made a massive difference to the lives of lonely, vulnerable and isolated people across the borough. “I recall back…

Annual General Meeting 2021

Sandwell Advocacy’s Annual General Meeting 2021 Thursday 25th November 2021 at 4.15pm  ‘Lockdown & Beyond – Emerging From The Pandemic’ Sandwell Advocacy would like to invite you to our Annual General Meeting scheduled for the 25th November 2021 at 4.15 pm. Please note…

Launching exciting ‘Our Commonwealth’ project

We are delighted to announce that we have teamed up with the Living Memory Project to deliver an Arts Council England and SMBC-funded project Our Commonwealth. The Our Commonwealth project will celebrate the rich diversity of Sandwell using story, photography and film and we want you…

Befriending Service Awarded National Lottery Community Fund Grant

We are delighted to announce that the National Lottery Community Fund have awarded us with a grant which will enable us to continue to deliver our Sandwell Together telephone befriending scheme.  Sandwell Together provides valuable support to isolated and lonely people across Sandwell…

Sandwell Advocacy Awarded Grant from the Baron Davenport’s Charity

We are really pleased to announce that we have recently been awarded a grant from the Baron Davenport’s Charity. The grant will be used to support older people and in particular our Sandwell Together telephone befriending service. We would like to thank everyone…

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