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Know your local services

An opportunity for residents to get to know what services are available for them.

On Wednesday 16th March, services across the city will be showcasing the help and support they can provide residents including a special 'coffee and chat' event for carers.

This is an opportunity for residents to get to know what services are available for them. 

See the list of events and drop-in sessions below along with contact details of the organisations for more information.

Coffee & Chat for Carers

If you are you caring for a family member, friend or neighbour with an illness or disability you could benefit from the support offered by the Carer Support Team. As part of Residents Week the team have organised a Coffee and Chat event where you can find out more about the support available. For the duration of the event family carers will be able to claim 20% off their bill in the Café Zest Restaurant if they show their carers emergency card. Contact Carers Support for more information about a Carers Assessment and the Carers Emergency Card.

Where:   Café Zest Restaurant, House of Fraser Beatties (Get directions)
Time:      10.30 am to 12.30 pm
Contact:  Melinder Kaur on or call 01902 553429

Introduction to Animal Therapy

HumAnima CIC is a Wolverhampton based social enterprise offering personal, professional & holistic support through counselling and Animal Assisted Therapy (AAT).

The service helps people overcome personal life challenges with empathy, honesty and support through a listening service. Clients that want to, have the option of having Therapy Dog, Flossie present during their session.

Get the chance to meet HumAnima CIC's Founder & Counsellor, Kathryn, Therapy Dog, Flossie & Giant Therapy Rabbit, Theo.  Also this will be a great  opportunity to interact with wonderful Therapy Animals and have a bit of fun.

Where:                All Saints Church, All Saints Road
Time:                   Between 11-2pm
Contact:             Kathryn Kimbley  on 07971933221
Facebook:          HumAnima CIC
Twitter:               @HumAnimaCIC

Drop-in session for 50+

Moreland Trust Health and Social Care work with people over 50 and their carers giving help, advice and guidance on a range of issues from housing to socialising and offer exercise classes and computer clubs too. They also offer opportunities to volunteer in the health and social care. Just drop-in to find out more.

Where:     218 Waterloo Terrace, Newhampton Road East, Whitmore Reans, Wolverhampton, WV1 4BA
Time:        Between 10 am and 3 pm
Contact:  Nicola Harris on 01902 421155

Lunch and Activity Club

Fallings Park Day Centre provides a lunch and activities club for older residents in a safe, comfortable, stimulating and friendly environment. Have the opportunity to meet others helps to relieve the problem of isolation. As well as a three- course lunch, residents can take part in various fun activities. This short drop-in session will give you a flavour of the type of activities on offer.

Where:    Fallings Park Methodist Church & Community Centre, Wimborne Road, Fallings Park, Wolverhampton, WV10 0NR
Time:       Between   11.00 am - 12.00 noon
Contact:  Helen Howell on 01902 844861

Howling Wolves Community Choir

Women of Wolverhampton (WOW) provide fun and creative opportunities to bring local residents together including the Howling Wolves Community Choir (7 - 9 pm) and The Wednesday Group drop-in (10 - 12 noon).

Where:         Newhampton Arts Centre, Dunkley Street, Wolverhampton, WV1 4AN 
                      The Wednesday Group - Room G1 Community Room.
                      The Howling Wolves Choir - Studio 1.
Time:            The Howling Wolves Choir 7 pm - 9 pm. Wednesday Group 10 am - 12 noon.
Contact:       Amanda Bevan O1902 572122

Singing for Lung Health

This weekly Wednesday morning singing group is aimed at people living with respiratory problems. Why not drop-in and give it a go!

Where:       Light House Media Centre, The Chubb Buildings, Fryer St, Wolverhampton, WV1 1HT
Time:          11.30 am - 1 pm
Contact:    Carl Hodson on 07859 013412

All Saints Community Groups

Why not pop along on Wednesday 14th March to take a look at one of these groups for residents living in the All Saints area.

  • Knitters Corner  - 10:30 - 1:00 at All Saints Church
  • Gardening Group  - 10:00 -12:30 at All Saints Church
  • Meel Jool Asian Ladies Group - 11:30 - 3:00 at All Saints Community Centre

There are also a range of groups taking place on other days of the week:

  • Parent Share Group - Mondays at 9:30 - 11:30 at All Saints Church, All Saints Road
  • Lunch Club - Tuesdays at 12:00 - 2:00 at All Saints Community Centre, All Saints Road

Contact:   Sunita Chumber on 07743824730

All Saints Action Network facilities

Find out more about All Saints Action Network's Day Nursery, astroturf sports pitches and meeting and conferencing venue. You will receive a warm welcome, tea and coffee is available.

Where:     The Workspace, All Saints Road, Wolverhampton, WV2 1EL 
Time:        12 noon to 2 pm
Contact:    Richard Overton 01902 877530

Support into work or self-employment

Drop-in to find out about the free services Access to Business can offer residents to support you into work or self-employment including:

  • Introduction to IT
  • Employability Support
  • and Workshops
  • Support into Self-Employment
  • Volunteering Opportunities

Also courses at £50 each on:

  • First Aid
  • Food Hygiene
  • Health & Safety
  • Information Technology (IT)

Where:    Access to Business, 81 Tempest Street, Wolverhampton, WV2 1AA (The road behind Wilkinsons). 
Time:       Drop in anytime between 9.00 am - 3.30 pm
Contact:  Josie Kelly or Simon Moore 01902 572397 or 572398

Help for the Armed Forces Community 

Come along to an informal session and find out about the wide range of support that is available in the City to members of the armed forces community. The event will include presentations by the army chaplain, the Royal British Legion, Soldiers, Sailors and Air Force Association and local military units.

No need to book.

Where:     City of Wolverhampton Council, Civic Centre, St Peter's Square, Wolverhampton, WV1 1SH - Committee Room 1, Third Floor.
Time:         2.30 pm - 3.30 pm
Contact:    Sam Axtell on 01902 554918

Volunteer at Beanstalk Children's Charity

Beanstalk is a children's literacy charity that recruits, trains and supports volunteers to build children's confidence and inspire the love of reading. Beanstalk are currently recruiting volunteers and are holding a snack and chat information and coffee morning for anyone interested in volunteering with this charity to find out more.

To be a volunteer with Beanstalk you will need to:

  • Be able to spare 3 hours per week and commit to a least a year
  • Be fluent in English
  • Be willing to undergo an enhanced DBS Check
  • Be a good communicator and able to work one-to-one with children at the child's pace

Where:     2C Victoria Passage, Victoria Works, Wolverhampton, WV1 4LG
Time:        Between 10 am and 12 noon
Contact:   Nikki Driscoll on 07540 703487 or 0121 771 2922

Drama Session for young people aged 8 - 12

The Central Youth Theatre are hosting a drop-in drama session for any young people aged 8-12 years. Just pop along.

Where:     Newhampton Arts Centre, Dunkley Street, Wolverhampton
Time:        5 pm - 7 pm
Contact:  Jane Ward MBE on 01902 572091

Better Off in Wolverhampton project

Find out about the advice services provided by the Citizens Advice Bureau including theBetter Off in Wolverhampton project, and the Pension Wise guidance service.

Where:      Citizens Advice Bureau, 26 Snow Hill, Wolverhampton, WV2 4AD
Time:         Between 1pm - 3pm
Contact:    01902 572006 

Services for Mental Health

This event will provide information for people living with mental health issues, their families, carers and anyone involved with mental health. Residents will be able to find out what services are available that are beneficial in supporting the recovery process.

Organisations interested in exhibiting at the event are welcome to contact the team.

Where:           Newhampton Arts Centre, Dunkley Street, Wolverhampton, WV1 4AN
Time:              Between 11 am and 2.30 pm
Contact:        Amanda Williams, Kal Patel, Maria Fanthom on 01902 328978

Find out about Universal Credit

The biggest shake-up of the benefits system in a generation has arrived in Wolverhampton for a small number of eligible claimants. This drop-in event will give you information on what Universal Credit is and where to access support. If you can't attend, visit the website which provides a host of information and advice.

Where:   Wolverhampton outdoor markets   
Time:      10am-12pm and 1pm-3pm      
Contact:  Ring the special advice line on 01902 555670 

Special careers advice session for parents of school leavers

Parents will get impartial advice and help, from qualified Careers Advisers, to navigate the wide range of choices open to school leavers. There is something available for everyone but finding out what's out there and making the right decision can be difficult without professional advice.  Parents will also get free publications covering successful job hunting and career choice including apprenticeships, courses, entry level programmes and more.

Where:           The Connexions Centre, 118-119 Salop Street, Wolverhampton, WV3 ORX
Time:              Drop in anytime 2.00 pm to 4.30 pm
Contact:         Helyna Hrebinec at City of Wolverhampton Council. Call 01902 773040

Find out about homelessness support services

P3 Navigator is a unique service in the city providing a one stop shop for advice, support and information for people at risk of becoming homeless or are homeless and on the streets. The service provides a base for organisations in the city to work together to improve the support available to residents as well as providing a rapid response service to anyone reported to be rough sleeping. Visit P3 to find out more about the support they offer and the work they do.

Where:      P3 Navigator / Accommodation services, 2-3 Princes street, Wolverhampton, WV1 1ED
When:       10 am - 4 pm
Contact:    01902 427017

Volunteering opportunities for sport related activity

Black Country in Motion are a physical activity project that recruits volunteers to support sport and physical activity sessions, or to lead them. Volunteers can gain sports qualifications free of charge which will help with personal development, in return for their commitment to supporting the community. Black Country in Motion at P3 Navigator to find out more about the project and opportunities available.

Where:      P3 Navigator, 2-3 Princes street, Wolverhampton, WV1 1ED
When:       10 am - 2 pm
Contact:    Ben Davies-Thompson on 01902 687039