Meet the Members

Meet the Members

BIC

bangladeshi-islamic-centreA voluntary charity organisation which aims to promote the well-being of the local community, and work towards lifelong learning for excellence. BIC offers services ranging from Welfare Rights Advice, Health Advice, to employment and training advice etc.

BIC
10-11 Lewisham Road
Smethwick
B66 2BP

www.bicentre.org.uk

Brushstrokes

brushstrokesWorks with needy and deprived families in Smethwick by home visiting, provision of food and clothing to the destitute. ESOL computer classes, parenting courses, crèche is provided but places are limited.

Watt Street
Smethwick
B66 3DA

www.brushstrokessandwell.org.uk

BWA

bangladeshi-womens-associationBWA provides an advice and advocacy service to the local community with workers who speak local languages. They also provide training for people to enhance skills and job opportunities, organise activities and outings for families and undertake environmental projects to improve the area.

BWA
Tipton Muslim Community Centre
Wellington Road
Tipton
DY4 8RS

www.bwa-org.co.uk

CBO

confederation-of-bangladeshi-organisationsConfederation of Bangladeshi Organisation overall vision is to improve quality of life for all local residents but primarily Bangladeshi and other BME groups living and working in the Sandwell Borough.

CBO
GGRC, Harwood Street
West Bromwich
West Midlands
B70 9JF

www.cbo786.co.uk

CCF

community-connect-foundationCommunity Connect Foundation (CCF) was formerly known as Smethwick Bangladeshi Youth Forum from a variety of sources, CCF has been able to provide quality service provisions to more than 5,000 people. A substantial number of them have gained qualifications and moved on to find employment in the UK. CCF also provides health education, promotes women’s development and supports youth development. (SBYF). SBYF, which was established in 1996 by a nucleus of young people committed to the social and economic development of their community. With the help and support of managed funding.

CCF
North Smethwick Resource Centre
Cambridge Road
Smethwick
B66 2HR

www.communityconnectfoundation.org.uk

Ideal For All

ideal-for-allIdeal for All is a user-led organisation set up in 1996. It provides services to disabled, disadvantaged and elderly residents of Sandwell, to enhance skills, provide a route to employment, reduce social isolation and maintain independence. The Services are designed to provide solutions for Independent Living and are offered from the Independent Living Centre, a fully accessible building, situated at 100 Oldbury Road, Smethwick.

Ideal For All
100 Oldbury Road
Smethwick
West Midlands
B66 1JE

www.idealforall.co.uk

SWEDA

swedaSkills Work and Enterprise Development Agency  [SWEDA] was established in 1989, as a non-profit making limited company. SWEDA was set up to provide business advice, training and support for both disadvantaged women and men. SWEDA’s main target groups are people who are unemployed, lone parents, low income families, people from minority ethnic communities, and those from socially excluded groups.

SWEDA
The Business Centre
Church Street
West Bromwich
West Midlands
B70 8RP

www.sweda.org.uk

SYCC

smethwick-youth-community-centreThe Smethwick Youth & Community Centre (SYCC) is a multi-agency and cross sector resource centre. Established in 2001 the centres’ core values have been to help improve the lives of individuals through self-development. This has been done through a wide range of activities that engage with the community through various activities and services. SYCC caters for the needs of all age groups and all local communities.

SYCC
Trinity Point
1 Trinity Street
Smethwick
West Midlands
B67 7AA

www.sycc.biz

YCA

yemeni-community-associationThe Yemeni Community Association (YCA) is a small community based organisation that seeks to represent and meet the particular needs of the Yemeni Community in Sandwell. It does this by providing services over and above those available in the mainstream sector, and also by acting as an interface between the community and various service providers.

YCA
Greets Green Access Centre
Tildasley Street
West Bromwich
B70 9SJ

www.yca-sandwell.org.uk