Sandwell VCS Directory

Welcome to the most comprehensive directory of Sandwell's Voluntary and Community Sector, provided by SCVO, the Sector's local infrastructure support agency. This search engine offers a free and public signpost to many local organisations and the services they offer.

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  • Sandwell Advocacy

    Sandwell Advocacy is an independent advocacy organisation set up to safeguard the needs, rights and wishes of marginalised and/or vulnerable individuals throughout Sandwell. We are currently supporting children and young people (5-18 years of age) who provide regular or on-going care and emotional support to a family member. We define a young carer not by the amount of time spent caring but by the impact it has on their life. This could involve a family member or individual who may be affected by a physical impairment/learning difficulty, mental health condition, drug and alcohol addiction and any other long term illness or condition. Sandwell Advocacy works with the Young Carer and their families where it is identified that children and young people are experiencing issues associated with their caring responsibilities. We provide an integrated package of support that includes crisis intervention and long term advocacy provision. We offer support that works within a person centred, but family orientated approach working with all those within the home. An allocated Young Carers Advocate will provide one-to-one support to the young carer and their family, the advocacy support provided is tailored to the individuals needs, they have full control over their advocacy pathway. We accept referrals from all individuals and groups e.g. Self, Agency and Third Party.

  • Green Square Accord

    Housing Association providing general needs & supported housing to a wide variety of client groups. Also training & employment initiatives, domestic violence hostels (Birmingham), support & empowerment for resident & community groups. Self - build & co-operative housing. We also offer, in addition to rented units, shared ownership and outright sale units to via bchs, part of the Accord group. We also offer services to residents and tenants groups. Fry Housing Trust (part of the Accord Group) is a supported housing project for offenders and those at risk of offending. For further information about Fry Housing please contact Tina Watson on 0121 559 6406. Accord Housing runs Be Well Community Offer, a social prescription service for people living within Tipton, Princess End and Great Bridge. The service is free of charge and can be accessed by anyone over the age of 65 who has a need for community based support. Be Well covers a variety of areas including supporting access to; • Social opportunities • Carer support • Home Adaptations/ Telecare • Plan for hospital discharge • Meals/ nutritional support • Falls prevention / walk confidence • Information/ advise on specific health conditions • Befriending Ultimately Be Well aims to reduce the need for unnecessary hospital admissions and social care therefore our service will work with individuals to achieve this. Referrals can be made by anyone via our Be Well helpline and email - 0121 385 9030 or

  • Edward's Trust - Sunrise

    Bereavement Counselling for anyone affected by the death of a child; children (aged 4-18) following the death of a parent or primary carer. Pre-bereavement work with adults and children

    This organisation is dormant.

  • BUDS - Better Understanding of Dementia for Sandwell

    BUDS’ target audience is predominantly people living with dementia and their carers and families. However, BUDS has extended some of its services to people over the age of 65 who are experiencing isolation due to the pandemic. The organisation currently telephones their client group weekly. During these phone calls, vaccination is discussed. Clients are asked if they have received the vaccine, whether they been contacted or are there any reasons why they may not get the vaccine and if BUDS can help. The charity is also in contact with a separate group of carers through their Carer and Family Support Service to make the same enquiries. Information has been passed on to Carers about the recent change in in guidelines that has prioritised carers for the vaccine. For clients unable to leave the house, support is being provided by contacting GPs to find out how and when their vaccine will be administered. Support is also being provided to families around the issue of mental capacity and consent to the vaccine which affects some people living with dementia. BUDS put regular posts on their Facebook page encouraging people to take up the vaccine and be proactive if they have not been yet contacted.

  • Edwards Trust

    Edward's Trust caring for children and families during child illness and bereavement. Bereavement counselling for anyone affected by the death of a child aged 0-18. Any parent affected by the death of their own child, whatever their age. Children affected by the death of another child aged 0-18, sibling, parent or primary carer.

  • CVT Shared Lives West Midlands

    Shared Lives is sometimes described as being similar to ‘foster care for adults who have additional/complex needs' but it is so much more than that. The person is carefully matched to stay with a Shared Lives Carer, who opens up their home to support you to develop the skills to be as independent as possible; encourage new social networks, build self-esteem, confidence and lead the same ordinary domestic life at the heart of the community. Shared Lives Carers are passionate and dedicated about their work and this is why the model is such a powerful and effective form of care that creates a real sense of belonging for all those involved. People who are supported to remain in the community are known to lead longer, healthier, happier, lives. CVT Shared Lives currently have 38 households across the Black Country region who have been specially trained to provide a person-centred approach that supports the Person to make their own choices and take control of their every day lives. CVT provide Shared Lives to people from the age of 16+ who may be diagnosed with either a learning disability, mental ill health, autism, dementia, sensory impairment, acquired brain injury, older people or require support on discharge from hospital.