West Midlands Organisations

Acacia provides telephone support and a weekly befriending service for mothers and their families affected by pre or post natal depression across North Birmingham.

Acacia Dads is a free support service for dads and other family members who feel they may need some extra help and support after the birth of a child or help in finding ways to support their partner who may be experiencing Postnatal depression.

Services also include creche facilities, pamper service for mums attending post natal support sessions, baby massage classes, resource library and family fun sessions.

The Afro Caribbean Millennium Centre (ACMC) is a multi-faceted organisation based in Birmingham. It operates a community radio station New Style Radio, a Social Welfare section, a Design service and the Three Continents One History research project that examines the role that Birmingham played in the Transatlantic Slave Trade. Services include:

Arch is part of the Staffordshire Housing Group providing accommodation and support services for a wide range of people in Staffordshire and East Cheshire including a range of support, accommodation or both options for people who are experiencing or have experienced domestic abuse.

They connect with people at difficult times in their lives.

They provide the right support for each individual, helping them to rebuild resilience and reconcile with their families or establish new relationships and support.

Beyond the Horizon supports children, young people and their families who have been bereaved by death or who feel unhappy after the divorce or separation of their parents through counselling and other activities for children and young people living in Birmingham.
Beyond the Horizon supports children, young people and their families who have been bereaved by death or who feel unhappy after the divorce or separation of their parents or have experienced Domestic Abuse.
Birmingham & Solihull Women's Aid aims to provide services that are sensitive to and meet the needs of individual women and children. Services include: helpline, refuge, accomodation, resettlement, family support, counselling, volunteering and training.

The Irish Club is a community venue, providing facilities for meetings, conferences, exhibitions etc. for and on behalf of the Irish community. For more information on the Irish womens' group please contact Tel No: 0121 6222314

Samaritans is available 24 hours a day to provide confidential emotional support for people who are experiencing feelings of distress or despair, including those which may lead to suicide. Service operates 24 hours a day, every day of the year. Alternative telephone number: 08457 90 90 90 Text:07725 90 90 90
Birmingham Settlement supports the local community with services such as: Older people’s services Children's Services Training and Employment Advice Money Advice Building cohesion Development support for voluntary and community organisations.      
Training, employment and support services for people experiencing mental ill health. Range of courses at two specialised training centres, including admin, basic skills, catering, computers, personal and social development. Work placements and employment support. Help and advice with benefits.

BDFS CIC is the Bridgnorth District Furniture Store. We started in 2006 as a non-profit community group providing good quality used furniture and household items to the community, whilst also diverting material from being turned into waste.

The Furniture Store is open to anybody who requires furniture or household items.

The warehouse is open between 10am to 4pm on Monday to Friday

Please contact us and we will do our best to help.

Chairs and Spares is a Charity set up to reuse household furniture and electrical white goods. Household paint, including emulsion and gloss paint is now available from Chairs and Spares.

Items are collected and passed on to people on low income. Can sometimes offer volunteering opportunities.

Open Monday to Friday 9:00 - 4:00

Community Service Volunteers (CSV) offers a range of outdoor learning programmes for organisations, community groups and individuals in Birmingham.

They provide a wide range of local community-based projects that give people new skills and develops confidence.

The services CSV provide:

Coventry and Warwickshire Deaf Children’s Society is a social group run by volunteers who are themselves parents of deaf children.  Some of our children use hearing aids, and some have cochlear implants. the society believes that it is important to children’s self esteem that they have the opportunity to meet and play with other hearing impaired children, as many deaf children attend mainstream schools with mostly hearing friends.

Crossover is a one-stop shop for help and advice in finding work or self-employment in East Birmingham. Training and learning opportunities, offers a range of courses in the onsite computer suite and also has nursery which offers support and training for those entering the childcare profession.

Supporting Children families during serious illness and bereavment. 

Family Action East Birmingham offers a team of outreach advice workers who 

Get Shropshire Online is a Shropshire-wide community project from Shropshire RCC.

This website links together all aspects of Digital Inclusion for Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin. It contains details of resources, initiatives, facilities and support available throughout the county, all aimed at getting people online.

Hansel and Gretel Support Group are a registered charity providing mutual support and friendship to disabled and special needs children and their families in the Wyre Forest area of Worcestershire (Kidderminster, Bewdley, Stourport etc).

We provide the opportunity for families to meet together and share ideas and experiences, build friendships and overcome isolation.

The Horn of Africa Family Well-Being Project is a service that provides support to families from the Horn of Africa region (e.g. Somalia, Sudan, Ethiopia, Eritrea), who are living in and newly arrived to Birmingham. We have staff who speak Arabic and Somali, and we will be able to provide you with support in these languages. The Family Support Workers can visit you in your home, or you can come to our centre to receive help.

Inspired Foundations’ was set up with the aim of providing services to parents and professionals who live or work with children wiho experience difficulties relating to attachment and trauma. 

They offer a range of support to those living or working with adopted or looked after children and pride ourselves on delivering services which represent exceptional value for money.

Provides a range of welfare and cultural services to the Irish community of Birmingham. Services include advice and guidance on Housing, debt and welfare benefits.
JSJS provides help for unemployed ethnic minorities to get back to work, particularly the Bangladeshi community. Assists with employment opportunities, CVs, applications, interview techniques and finding employment. Also English language and computer classes, ESOL teacher training and business administration training to NVQ levels 1 and 2, basic food and hygiene course.

Juniors at Museums is a popular family club which aims to get adults and children working and having fun together.

Ladywood Furniture Project (LFP) help anyone in Birmingham who has a genuine need of furniture. The charity helps individuals and families on benefits or low income find good, clean affordable furniture; as well as helping local people develop employment skills through volunteering in their community. There is a charge for furniture but items are priced at affordable levels and the charges make a small contribution to meeting volunteer expenses.

Malvern Special Families supports families who have children with special needs and disabilities.  They offer support to over 100 families in the area of the Malvern Hills and Worcester by running Saturday clubs, youth groups and holiday play schemes in both areas for children and young people with special needs and disabilities.

Merlin Venture is a not-for-profit social enterprise whose main aim is to minimise local unemployment.

The services include Merlin JETS; a group of Employment and Training Advisors and Job Coaches who can help you look for work or training. Whatever your experience level, they can help; from job search, CV writing and application advice, all the way through to practice interviews and even work trials. They can take you every step of the way into a new job. They also work with businesses providing a free recruitment service, where we can even provide training for new staff.

Outside of the Box Project is a Social Enterprise that works with BME Men and Women of all ages who have experienced mental health problems. The aim of Outside the Box Project is for people to develop their personal, spiritual and social development. Enabling them to lead a fuller life’s in their communities.

Free and government subsidy assisted training available for the employed and unemployed. Provide IT training such as European Computer Driving Licence (ECDL), CLAIT and CLAIT+

We offer support to women, children and men affected by sexual violence and abuse.

Our confidential services are delivered with compassion. We’re here to offer you the tools, and understanding, to enable you to overcome the effects of sexual violence.

If you have been affected by sexual violence, you can access our free services.

Services include:

Refugee and Migrant Centre tackle urgent issues and disadvantage among asylum seekers, refugees & migrants and promote long term solutions to the problems they face.

They cover many issues related to reception, integration and voluntary return.

They aim :

Sandwell Adventure Play Association provides out of school care and neighbourhood play centres on housing estates in the most needy areas of Warley and Sandwell in the West Midlands, for children from 2 to 14 years.

Training and Awareness
Schools Programmes

Savana has been established since 1986

  • We offer support to anyone who has experienced any form of sexual violence/abuse whether recently or in the past.
  • One –one BACP Accredited counselling service.
  • 3 Independent Sexual Violence Advisors

The Service operates in Stoke on Trent, and  serves Newcastle, Staffordshire Moorlands and surrounding areas. 

Shropshire Family Information Service (FIS) is a on-line directory featuring local and national organisations and services that exist to support children, young people and families.

The directory contains information on groups which can offer advice and support on some of the issues or concerns any family may encounter. It can also help you find activities in your local area for children and young people to take part in where they can learn new skills and make new friends.

SIFA Fireside works alongside those who are socially excluded or disadvantaged, addressing alcohol issues and homelessness and empowering and supporting people to meet their short and long term goals. Services include: drop in, counselling, resettlement, training opportunities and health project.

This group has been set up for single parents and is for dads, mums, grandparents and anyone who is raising a child on their own.

The group aims to offer support, advice, good activities and groups in the area and anything you find helpful as a single parent. The group is in progress, so don't be shy please join in & spread the word - the group will be nothing without your links, contributions & new friends!

South Shropshire Furniture Scheme is a charity set up to provide individuals and families on benefits with affordable furniture. We distribute furniture to people in need and help improve the lives of the disadvantaged. Our Re-use store is also open to the general public.  We also offer training and volunteering opportunities.

Re-use store opening times Monday - Friday 10am - 4pm & Saturday 10am - 2pm.

St Thomas’s Community Network is a community learning centre, with a brief to develop education, training and community activities in an informal setting delivering training in a number of vocational areas, a thriving day Nursery, a provider of learning and work placements for people over 14yrs of age, a place for local sports groups to train and the venue for after school and holiday clubs for children.

Staffordshire Women's Aid supports victims of domestic and sexual violence .Through specialist support, they empower victims/survivors to change their lives and plan for safer, healthier and independent futures.

The Service operates in Stafford Borough, Cannock Chase District, South Staffordshire and Staffordshire Moorlands. It is delivered locally in each district through our Support and Recovery Centres, in Local Satellite Bases and in our Refuges.

Stepping Stones provides professional services that offers support, information and education to children, young people and families in a manner that respects their individual, cultural and religious backgrounds so as to enable families to grow in confidence and independence.

Tamworth Post-Natal Depression (PND) Support Group offers a life line in Tamworth and the surrounding villages for Mothers suffering from PND. The group meets every Tuesday and is facilitated by health professionals who have a strong interest in maternal mental health and have a real commitment to help women recover from the illness.

Gingerbread provides a range of services including supported homeless accommodation for Lone Mums & Dads, supported accommodation for Teenage Mums & support in the community to prevent homelessness. 

Gingerbread offers 

  • Advice Line

Gingerbread provides a telephone advice service during office hours and an answering service with an emergency contact number for out of hours. They can provide advice on housing, tenancy issues, benefits and many other issues that concern lone parents. The service is free of charge and completely confidential.

The National Association of Widows was founded in 1971 by June Hermer, who was herself a widow, in order to give ALL WIDOWS the specialist information, advice and support they needed.

If you are a widow you may find that you need:

The Springfield Project provides a range of education, health and family support services for the local community.  

Services include:

  • Parenting support services, including Nursery and Children's Centre 
  • Advice services on issues such as employment, debt
  • Health advice/groups including healthy cooking, walking and gardening
  • Volunteering opportunities 
  • Plus more 
Free CV, access to internet and published vacancies for job search, use of telephone to contact employers, careers and job search advice, interview skills on telephone or face to face and support with application forms

Volunteer Centre Tamworth promotes volunteering, recruits and refers volunteers and promotes good practice in volunteer management through training and advice. 

 Volunteering helps people to learn new skills, gain qualifications and experience, improve job prospects, meet new people and make new friends and is a chance to put something back into the community.

Walsall FIS offers free and impartial information, advice and guidance on everything to do with families in Walsall. We can tell you about 

  • Choosing and paying for childcare
  • Free Early Years Provision for 2, 3 and 4 year olds
  • Activities and fun things to do
  • Working with Children
  • Support and help during difficult time
  • And anything else to do with your family

If we don't have the answer to your question, we will find out who does!

Warwickshire Rural Community Council (WRCC) helps and encourages people living in rural areas to develop their communities. By aiding locally led and run projects, they also hope to strengthen social ties within Warwickshire's villages and small towns. WRCC is the only organisation solely dedicated to supporting rural communities in Warwickshire and Solihull.

Their mission is ‘to enable the development of sustainable and self-reliant rural communities’.

WAITS mission is to enable women from diverse communities within the West Midlands to develop themselves and others. WAITS two main areas of work are: 1. Women’s Support and Development Services – supporting women affected by domestic abuse, in particular BAME and Chinese women and offenders through advocacy, counselling and consultations.2.Empowering Women- supporting women to develop skills in leadership, confidence and community organising so that women can become economically independent, influnce policy and make change in their communities.

WRSASC offers a free, confidential and non-judgemental service to women aged 16+ who have experienced any form of rape and/or sexual abuse at any time in their lives. We offer helpline support, individual counselling and an Independent Sexual Violence Advisory services.

Our vision is to be the recognised voice of adult learners, and the leading provider of adult and community learning in the UK by any standard.
WEA Mission
The WEA is a 21st Century, democratic, voluntary adult education movement, committed to widening participation and to enabling people to realise their full potential through learning.

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