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Walsall residents may face misunderstanding, isolation or exclusion because of their culture, faith or belief. They may be further excluded, due to other aspects of their identities (e.g. ethnicity, gender, sexuality, class, age and ability) – and this discrimination may take place within cultural/faith/belief groups or wider society. Projects within this category work at the intersection between cultural/faith/belief and other aspects of identity –  
creating inclusive spaces.

The Refugee and Migrant Centre

The charity exists to assist all refugees and migrants through crisis and disadvantage, by removing barriers to their integration, and enabling them to access their rights and to become equal citizens. A team of five caseworkers headed by Bhumika Puri achieve the above by providing specialist, free guidance on 
a range of issues such as support if destitute, access to education and health, applying for EU citizenship, while also offering English classes and a resettlement scheme for Syrian refugees displaced by the conflict. 

Signs for Worship

The aim of Signs for Worship is to bring together both Deaf and hearing people through the medium of British Sign Language in, to a closer relationship with God and each other. The group was established in 2012 and meets  every term time Friday evening at St Matthew’s Church Centre. 

Walsall Pride

Walsall Pride celebrates the diverse LGBT+ community in and around Walsall and reaches out to the community. Pride inspires everyone to embrace equality and demonstrates that people from 
all walks of life can join together and celebrate diversity. Walsall Pride is a not for profit registered charity, run on behalf of the LGBT+ community of Walsall by a volunteer board of Trustees. 


SOORA (The Social Orientation and Relief Association) work with a variety of homeless and vulnerable people, particularly from those from an African background. They work towards strengthening community cohesion and aiming to reduce crime, violence and anti-social behaviours within the community. 

Caldmore Community Garden

A community garden is a space for everyone – a place to work, learn and play together. In Caldmore Community Garden you can grow your own food, learn new skills, share what you already know, if you come to Women’s Tuesdays or Men’s Shed. You can also relax, 
meet new friends and have fun during Community Open Days. It’s a place of potential, and growth from seed to homemade food. It’s as diverse as Caldmore itself – everyone is welcome!

Harjit Singh, High Heath Hub 

Harjit established High Heath Hub, in January 2019 to address social issues such as loneliness and isolation in High Heath and Shelfield. Activities include community litter picks, canal cleans, a hub/meeting place every week whereby the local elderly residents can meet and chat about what they have done, what is going on in the area and how they can improve their streets. This has extended it’s positive impact further whereby local school children are now part of the initiative and visit the club to chat to residents about history of the area and how they can make a change.

Aldridge Shed

The Aldridge Shed is a workshop and social environment for men and women over the age of 18. It provides a base for members to connect with others through participating in group, community or individual projects in a social space.

Goscote Green Acres

Goscote Greenacres provides growing opportunities and education in food and production and natural environment for people with disabilities who use the centre as well as residents, community groups and schools in the Goscote area. 

Living Water

Living Water is a Coffee and Gift Shop run fully by dedicated volunteers and based in the heart of Willenhall town centre. Living Water seeks to show love in practical ways by befriending, encouraging and offering hope and relief to the people of the Black Country.

Walsall Places of Welcome

Walsall Places of Welcome includes 24 Places of Welcome in 20 venues across Walsall providing a local neighbourhood space where people can meet people, have conversations and share gifts and skills over a cup of tea and refreshments every week. Places of Welcome are part  of a national network of local organisations and take place in a variety of locations including churches, community centres, mosques and temples. 

Edyta Kastelik

Edyta is a proactive Polish resident on the new Waterskeep estate. She gets involved in all the community forums and organises various events in the area to help integrate local communities and now also works part time with Bloxwich Community Partnership as a Youth Worker.

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