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This record is classed under Support in your home, Families, Social care information and advice, Training centres, Place of Worship, Community centres and social clubs, Employment support, Welfare rights.

Service Provider NameBrushstrokes
ServicePractical assistance to those in need through befriending, listening, helping, and teaching of skills
Address1St Phillip's Parish Centre
Address3Messenger Road
CountyWest Midlands
Post CodeB66 3DU
Where do they provide service from?Address as above and in the community
Expiry of servicesNot applicable
Telephone0121 565 2234
Fax0121 565 2234
Area coveredSmethwick
Who is the service for?People who are in need
Referral routePlease call or email
Specific ethnic group?No
Summary of servicesTheir services include:
Seeking out the most hidden individuals and families in the neighbourhood.
Offering friendship and hospitality.
Helping parents and pre-school children to play and learn together.
Information and signposting to other agencies.
Immigration advice
Specific support to asylum seekers, refugees, migrants and other newcomers to Sandwell.
Housing and tenancy support for refugees.
Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL), including free crèche provision operated by Tipton Toddlers and Sure Start, for learners` children.
Home visiting and befriending service.
Networking among local agencies and supporting those which best enhance the life of the community.
Enabling people to access education, health and social provision.
Providing food, clothing, and household essentials to those most in need.
Challenging structures which are keeping people in poverty.
Reflecting together and evaluating our activities in the light of the Gospel.

They also offer:
Teaching ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) including free crèche provision, operated by Tipton Toddlers and Sure Start, for learners` children.
Instruction in computer use.
Help with CV`s and application forms.
Work club advice and guidance.
Free distribution of living essentials (food, clothes, baby equipment, etc.).
Volunteer work opportunities.
Social events and trips.
Welfare rights advice.
Health related activities.
When are the services run?Monday - Friday
Time details9am - 5pm
RemitBrushstrokes is a partnership community project set up in 1999 by the Parish Church of St Philip, the Infant Jesus Sisters and Father Hudson`s Society.
Chargeable service?Please call for details
Total capacity of serviceDepends on the service required and availability of resources
Transport ProvidedNo
CQC RegisteredNot applicable
Sandwell Approved ListNot applicable
DisclaimerInclusion in this directory does not imply that Sandwell Council endorses the organisations and no responsibility is assumed for the information in their entries or their services. For terms and disclaimer see below. Directory last updated October 2019.

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