Black History Month
Black History Month 2021’s theme is ‘Proud to Be’ and here at Walsall for All, we believe it represents an opportunity to look at identity and to look deeper at the individual experiences of different ages, nationalities and backgrounds as well as the common challenges and perceptions experienced across all of our Black communities.
The Walsall COVID-19 Community Champions Programme is primarily aimed at supporting residents from our ethnic minority communities, people with disabilities and under-represented groups who may be most at risk of COVID-19.
The National Federation of Gypsy Liaison Groups
The National Federation of Gypsy Liaison Groups will ensure Gypsy, Traveller and Roma communities have a clear voice in the Walsall for All programme and the council regarding their challenges and needs. This will strengthen service provision, increase understanding in Walsall of these communities, resulting in reduced tensions and negativity towards them.
Places of Welcome
A Place of Welcome is a place where anybody can go, where they know they will be warmly welcomed, receive free refreshments and a guarantee of being made to feel valued and included. Attending a Place of Welcome can also help with confidence and improving physical and mental wellbeing.
Caldmore Village Festival
Caldmore Village Festival are planning to organise a one-day event in Walsall, which aims to value all the cultures of Walsall and to provide the opportunity for communities to come together from across Walsall to celebrate diversity and its rich cultural heritage.
brap are working with Walsall for All to deliver The Pledge - and ensure that a wide range of organisations sign up. They will provide follow up support for the participating organisations to implement objectives and ethos of the Pledge. Individuals and organisations are invited to take part by signing up to the Pledge and embed integration into their work.
Originally delivered by the National Youth Agency, “Your Voice Now” recognises young people’s potential as change makers and encourage them to develop social action projects. Kicsters have taken over this project and the opportunity continues to be open for any young people who would like to become Youth Ambassadors.
Walsall FC Community Programme
Walsall FC Community Programme are running cohesion workshops, using football as a medium, to help groups understand differences and cohesively come together with a common purpose.
Walsall Creative Factory
Walsall Creative Factory ran a number of activities at their community arts workshop in The Butts, including an Asian Elders drop in on Wednesdays, Geeks Art Club on Mondays (an integrated group supporting teenagers and young adults with learning disabilities) and Homeless and Vulnerable drop-ins on Fridays.
Walsall Community Transport
Walsall Community Transport enabled integration and social mixing within communities by providing free transport to people and local organisations. Transport can be a significant barrier, particularly for disadvantaged groups. Individuals and organisations were encouraged to take up Walsall Community Transport as an opportunity to offer trips and visits, in order to break down barriers.
Urban Hax’s creative project created new and lasting bonds across local communities and the experiences gained by taking part rippled to friends, families and neighbours.
Faith and Belief Forum
The Faith and Belief Forum are a national organisation that worked with Walsall for All to deliver two projects: Walsall Community Dialogue Project and the Walsall Community Recognition Awards.
Accord Housing – Age Matters
Accord Housing – Age Matters’ lunch club brought together older people from different communities to socialise whilst enjoying a nutritious meal. The project also promoted digital inclusion and worked on an intergenerational project.