Sandwell African Caribbean Mental Health Foundation (Kuumba Foundation)
This record is classed under Mental health, Holidays and days out, Support in your home, Employment support, Support services, Physical activity, Social care information and advice, Benefits and entitlements, Welfare rights, Housing advice.
|Service Provider Name||Sandwell African Caribbean Mental Health Foundation (Kuumba Foundation)|
|Service||To cater for the needs of African Caribbean adults experiencing and / or recovering from mental ill health.|
|Post Code||B70 6NW|
|Where do they provide service from?||Address as above and 1 Beeches Rd, West Bromwich, B70 6QE. Also in the community and people's homes through outreach and floating support services.|
|Telephone||0121 525 1629 (Boulton Road) and 0121 580 4803 (Employment Support - Beeches Road) and 0121 580 4032 (Counselling Services -Beeches Road)|
|Fax||0121 525 5838 (Boulton Road), 0121 580 4693 (Beeches Road)|
|Area covered||Borough of Sandwell|
|Who is the service for?||For people in Sandwell from an African, African Caribbean or Black dual heritage background and their significant others, who are affected by mental ill health|
|Referral route||Referral by a health professional or self referral.|
|Specific ethnic group?||Yes. People from an African, African Caribbean or Black dual heritage background|
|Summary of services||The drop in centre at Boulton Road offers: |
Informal activities such as outings and holidays, crafts and health walks
Advice and information
Meals and refreshments.
Outreach workers can support adults in their home with things like bills and tenancy issues and help them access other services.
Counselling for adults experiencing emotional ill health is provided by the Nia-Imani Counselling Service at Beeches Road, this includes one to one, couples, family and telephone counselling.
Employment support for people aged 18 and over with mental health issues is also available from Beeches Road.
Kuumba also has a user forum and young persons floating support service for those aged 16 to 25 who are on benefit and who are at risk of developing emotional problems or are recovering from mental distress.
|When are the services run?||See below|
|Time details||Drop in is open Wednesday and Thursday 10am - 4pm with outings running on Tuesday. |
Counselling - office hours Monday to Friday but appointments are sometimes available outside of these times.
Employments services run Monday to Friday 9.30am - 5pm.
For all other services please call for details.
|Remit||The Kuumba Foundation is committed to the principle that people of African and African Caribbean descent affected by mental ill health have a right to a culturally responsive mental health service which offers choice in provision guided by individual needs. Kuumba is an African word that means creativity. Creativity is central to the services provided at the Kuumba Foundation and is at the heart of the Foundations vision of an African Caribbean Community in Sandwell whose mental health needs are fully and appropriately researched, recognised and supported.|
|Chargeable service?||Some services are free but there are charges for some things, for example, there are reasonable charges for meals and drinks and some activities and outings.|
|Cost of service||Please call for details.|
|Total capacity of service||Varies for each service|
|CQC Registered||Not applicable|
|Sandwell Approved List||Approved|
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