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.
Arch offers support and advice to a range of people across Staffordshire and Cheshire. Arch works with people who are in housing need, families in need of support, victims and perpetrators of domestic violence and people seeking to return to education, training and employment.
Arch offers -
Housing and Inclusion Services
Domestic Violence Services
Community Learning Services
To find out more information please contact the number below.
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.
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 peoples services
Training and Employment Advice
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.
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.
Enta is a voluntary sector organisation working across Birmingham to provide free learning opportunities, training courses, apprenticeships and employment support to help people on the road to paid employment.The organisation works within the community to improve lives and provide opportunities and empowerment for people living in and around the City.
The Coventry service will work with families where children and young people are experiencing neglect and/or emotional abuse, who are at CAF level 3 or 4, where social care is the lead professional. We offer short-term targeted intensive family support work for up to 16 weeks on a planned basis.
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.
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.
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.
Longbridge Advice & Resource Centre provides advice and help to jobseekers on all aspects of looking for work and offers the free use of resources.
- Help with application forms- Compilation of CVs- Interview Preparation- Training advice- Use of photocopier, fax, computers and internet
Tues, Wed & Thurs 10am - 2pm
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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 Family Support team provides a range of support on both an individual and a group basis for families in the community. We are open all year round, 9am - 4:30pm Monday to Friday. Services include: Advocacy, Mental health support, Counselling, Confidence Building, Parenting support & advice, Health advice, Welfare advice Benefit advice, Career advice and Domestic violence advice.
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
W.A.I.T.S aims to help local women become involved in the public life of their communities, from education to employment, personal to social and leadership to decision making. Services support women to address issues such as welfare benefits, employment and education, domestic violence, isolation, health, crime and the fear of crime and many more.
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.
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.
Please note:The inclusion of groups / organisations on the website does not mean that they have been vetted or recommended by One Space.It is advisable that before using any service to make an initial enquiry to the relevant organisation to ensure that they adhere to child safe practices. In addition you may want to check times, dates and venues as these may have changed to those listed. Please note that One Space is not responsible for the content of any external websites that are linked through these pages.