Black Country 50+

Black Country 50+

Sandwell Consortium is delighted to be the lead organisation in Sandwell for the Black Country 50+ programme which started delivery in February 2022. We are working with eight of our member organisations to employ Navigators within their local community to actively engage residents age 50+, understand their individual needs, develop an action plan and support them on their journey towards employment.

Our community partners are: Bangladeshi Women’s Association, Brushstrokes, Confederation of Bangladeshi Organisations, Community Connect Foundation, Ideal for All, ILEYs Community Association, Sandwell Work Enterprise and Development Agency, and Smethwick Youth & Community Centre.

We are also excited to announce the Sandwell 50+ Hub!

Find out more: ring Ben on 0121 533 2668 or email

The Hub is a small, friendly centre to help people, aged 50 or over, move closer to employment or make a career change. Our team can help you find options to gain new skills and qualifications,  write CVs and apply for jobs, get free welfare rights advice, help to go online and join creative activities. We offer one to one support and small group activities, and we can link you to our 50+ Navigators based in community centres around Sandwell.

The Hub is part of the Black Country 50+ Partnership with our partners from Sandwell Council, Job Centre Plus, Sandwell College and Ageing Better – who will also have advisers based at the Hub.

Drop in for a chat…Try something new…Café on site!

Where to find The Hub:

Unit 4, YMCA
38 Carters Green
West Bromwich
B70 9LG

Free parking on site (make sure to leave your car registration with reception).

The Black Country 50+ programme is a pilot programme that runs until end June 2022 funded by the Government’s Community Renewal Fund, through West Midlands Combined Authority and Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council. It will be evaluated independently to establish good practice and lessons to take this work forward beyond its existing funding streams.



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