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Useful Local Links
Here you will find links to a variety of local and national organisations - including those of our membership groups who have their own pages on the web:
SCIPS Membership Groups include:
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Agewell Sandwell
Agewell is now an integral part of the work of Sandwell Primary Care Trust. It is the strategic voice for older people in the borough and is a well-respected organisation which is making a real and lasting impact on the lives of local people.
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Better Understanding of Dementia in Sandwell
To use BUDS services as a person with dementia you will need to live in Sandwell. As a carer you will need to either live in Sandwell or care for a person with dementia in Sandwell.
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Bristnall Neighbourhood Watch
A local watch group working in the Bristnall area of Oldbury. Find out more about them on their Facebook page.
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Changing Our Lives
Local charity based in West Bromwich supporting disabled people of all ages to speak up for their rights and take control of their lives
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Confederation of Bangladeshi Organisations
CBO is an affiliated umbrella forum and registered charitable and a leading community led Voluntary Sector Organisation in Sandwell; established in 1985 it aims to promote positive pathways into inclusion through innovative interventions in community development and regeneration.
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Cotterills Farm Tenant Management Organisation
It all began in 1993 the Cotterills Farm Tenants and Residents Group were very disillusioned with the Housing Service from the Local Authority. Therefore the group believed that they could deliver a far better service to the residents of the estate.
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Equality Enterprise
Equality Enterprise

Aiming as an organisation is to maximise the potential of music, performance an expressive arts in the West Midlands - who are a young aspiring group of individually talented people working together to strive for success in the world of entertainment.
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Friar Park Tenants & Residents Association
Friar Park Tenants & Residents Association was established in 2001 by a group of like minded residents who felt there were few facilities for children on our estate and that crime and anti-social behaviour were becoming increasing problems within our community.
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Friends of Dartmouth Park
The Friends are a group of local people who want to see the park restored to its former glory and help to guide its long term development and maintenance. We are also producing a Social History of the Park which will be displayed in the new pavilion.
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The GAP Centre
Started up in 2000 by providing services which respond to the needs of the local community. Over the years focus has been working with Children and Young People, but not exclusively. Since 2000 have organically grown, gaining charity status and developing partnerships with many different organisations to try and improve their services even more.
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Hamstead Tenants & Residents Association (TRA)
Was formed back in 1998 to bring together the local tenants and residents and to give them a platform from which to be heard.
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Langley Band
Langley Band is one of the oldest brass bands in the Midlands. In 2008 they celebrated 130 years since their foundation in 1878. Since the very beginning the Band has enjoyed many successes and always maintained its headquarters in Langley. The Band is self-supporting, relying solely on the proceeds from concert fees, recordings, donations and member's subscriptions.
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Midlands Music
Midlands Music Network
Midlands Music Network is promoted by the Kevin Ashcroft Band & other local musicians, who do not want to see live music die.
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New Henry Street Tenants & Residents Association
Located in Oldbury, representing 113 properties across the estate, with a mixture of 3 bedroom houses plus 2 storey blocks of flats. Membership of the association is free and open to all Council Tenants, Homeowners and Private Tenants who live on the estate.
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The Oak Tree Centre
Community centre in Brandhall, Oldbury.
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Paul & Barny's
"Paul and Barny's Place" is a small shop based Community Outreach Centre serving the local community in and around Brandhall and Old Warley that aims to be a meeting place for local people.
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Rood End Community Association
The Association is made up of people who live and work locally, and who are committed to improving the neighbourhood.
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Sandwell Adventure Play Association (SAPA)
Sandwell Adventure Play Association is a Voluntary Organisation and Registered Charity dedicated to providing quality, supervised children’s play and childcare to children and their parents/carers in many of the neediest areas of Sandwell.
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Sandwell Crime Prevention Panel
The Sandwell Crime Prevention Panel is a registered charity working in the Borough of Sandwell to promote crime prevention and community safety.
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Sandwell Family History Society
Sandwell Family History Society
The Society meets at Hill Top Community Centre which normally on the first Monday of the month between 7.30pm and 9.00pm. Tthe Society welcomes speakers on subjects appropriate to Family and Local History with other evenings devoted to discussions among the members.
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Sandwell Irish Community Association
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Sandwell Lions Cycle Speedway Club
The club are members of the British Premier League, the Midlands/North Regional League, and the Midland League.
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Sandwell Parents For Disabled Children
SPDC is a registered charity (number 1125576) focusing on play and leisure opportunities for disabled children and their families in Sandwell. Providing weekly Adaptive Sports sessions during term time and activities and trips during school holidays which the whole family can get involved in.
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Sandwell University of the Third Age

We aim to provide day-time educational, social and creative activities for older people no longer in full-time employment, offering an enjoyable way to meet new people whilst learning new things without any pressure. No qualifications are needed to join, and no exams are taken. SU3A offers an enjoyable way to meet new people whilst learning new things.
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Sandwell Visually Impaired (SVI)

Sandwell Visually Impaired (SVI) is a self-help voluntary organisation. Our members are all visually impaired themselves, or are the carers of people with a visual impairment.
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Tipton Operatic & Dramatic Society
Drama and operatic society based in Tipton. They put on shows with young people and adults and also singing shows.
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  Tipton Youth Project
Tipton Youth Project
TYP works in primary schools to provide transition clubs for year 6 pupils.
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Wednesbury History Society
If you have a passion for the local history of Wednesbury and would like to get involved with a range of potential activites from online research, to getting your hands dirty out in the field, or helping prepare exhibition materials please get in touch NOW!
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  Wednesbury War Memorial Group
Group who have successfully campaigned to have local war memorial upgraded.
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West Bromwich Rail Model Club
We are a friendly club, we meet on Monday and Thursday evenings from 7.00pm to 9.30pm also on Wednesday(Active 60s)from 10.00am to 2.00pm. The age of members varies from our junior members of 8 plus(accompanied by parents to our oldest senior member of 93.
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Other Useful Local Links
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  Community Help & Information Network Sandwell
  Keep up with the latest news from Sandwell's community sector.
If you are a local community group you will find many free wasy to promote yourselves, your events and latest news - plus help with finding funding and lots of advice toolkits... so visit us today!
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Oldbury Community First Panel
SCIPS are the panel partner for this local funding panel who have grant funding available for local community groups within the Oldbury ward.
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sandwell trends logo   Sandwell Trends
If you are a local group thinking of applying for funding this is a great resource for finding local statistics to use as 'evidence of local need'. New pages on the site make this information much easier to find.
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sandwell homes logo   Sandwell Homes - Community Involvement Team
Provide advice and support to local tenants groups who register with them. If you are thinking about setting up a tenants and residents group contact the team.
They also have a general Community Chest Fund that any Sandwell community group or individual can apply to for event etc funding.
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sandwell council logo   Sandwell Council - Community Involvement Team
The Community Involvement Team aims to offer a wide range of opportunities for community consultation to encourage and support a higher level of tenant and resident involvement.
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Sandwell Council of Voluntary Organisations

Are the umbrella organisation for the voluntary & community sectors within Sandwell. Provide advice, training and other support services.
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vcs logo   Volunteer Centre Sandwell
If you are looking for a volunteering opportunity or want to find out more about recruiting / managing volunteers this is the place to start.
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rights and equality sandwell logo   Rights & Equality Sandwell

Rights & Equality Sandwell (RES) exists to improve equal opportunities, promote good relations and challenge unlawful discrimination.
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Ideal for All (IFA)
Are a not for profit company and registered charity run by and for disabled people in the borough (district) of Sandwell. It provides a range of social and health care services to support disabled people, carers and disadvantaged groups, to learn new skills and live as independently as possible.
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  National Council of Voluntary Organisations

If you are a small local group with an income of under £20K a year you can get free membership. Once a registered member you are then eligible to buy expensive software with large discounts through their discount software scheme.
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Sandwell Advocacy
Sandwell Advocacy works throughout Sandwell helping anyone who finds it difficult to say and get what they want and need, by offering advocacy and supporting its development.
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    Wednesbury 2000 Ltd
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Partner organisation on our Community Help & Information Network Sandwell website Wednesbury 2000 provide support and resources to the community of Wednesbury and other groups working in the town.
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