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Brushstrokes

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Brushstrokes
St Philip's Centre, Messenger Road
Smethwick
West Midlands
B66 3DU

Public phone: 0121 565 2234

Email: teresa@brushstrokessandwell.org.uk

Website URL: http://www.brushstrokessandwell.org.uk/

General information

Service offered: The Brushstrokes Community project is based on a long standing partnership between its Foundation partners, Father Hudson's Society, the Infant Jesus Sisters and the Parish of St Philip Neri .The project was established by Sister Margaret Walsh of the Infant Jesus Sisters who moved from Wolverhampton, where she had been working for the Hope project, to set up a new initiative in Smethwick. The aim was to support the most vulnerable and live in solidarity with the hidden poor. Our services have developed over the last decade in response particularly to the needs of newcomers. Initially the main area of work was engaging with asylum seekers and helping them to establish a place of safety in the UK. This is still a key area of work for us. However, in this area of Smethwick with its ever growing super diversity, we now welcome people from over sixty countries to Brushstrokes, including migrants. Our work continues to expand with refugees who we are helping to rebuild their lives and settle into new homes, education and work in Sandwell. There are growing numbers of people coming for food every week due to rising costs of living and the scarcity of full time employment. We now work closely with the Smethwick Foodbank to support people in temporary difficulties while we meet the needs of the longer term destitute. We continue to provide children's and adult clothing, baby packs for destitute mothers, baby equipment to be and essential household items including bedding. At Christmas, over two hundred children receive toys donated to the project. We rely on donations of food, clothing, baby equipment and household items including bedding and curtains

Target group: Local Community

Area served: Smethwick

How to contact: Phone/Email

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Record last checked: 27 September 2017

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