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3 October

National recognition for scheme helping dependent drinkers

A scheme helping dependent drinkers in Sandwell while easing the pressure on emergency services has been nominated for another top national award. The Blue Light Project works with drinkers who have struggled to engage with alcohol dependence treatment and instead can place a demand on emergency NHS services or the police. The project – which has...

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    20 September

    Safer 6 roadshows in Tipton and Smethwick

    Sandwell’s autumn Safer 6 campaign is now in full swing – and there are information roadshows in Tipton and Smethwick in the coming days for people to get safety, crime prevention and healthy living advice. Each of Sandwell’s six towns has a focus week during the six-week Safer Sandwell Partnership campaign. Following a busy week...

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      13 September

      Caring Tipton girl teams up with council to stage fun run following social media search

      A caring Tipton girl who was tracked down on social media after her letter touched the hearts of council bosses is planning a fun run in aid of Save The Children. This summer, Holly Icke, aged eight, wrote a letter describing her wish to host a sponsored run to help disadvantaged children. Her letter –...

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        13 September

        Sugar Smart Sandwell launched

        The Sugar Smart Sandwell campaign was launched today with the aim of helping people reduce the amount of sugar in their diet. Based on the national Change4Life Sugar Swaps campaign, Sugar Smart Sandwell is inviting local companies and organisations to get involved in promoting healthier food choices. This may involve promoting a healthy workplace scheme,...

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          5 September

          Sandwell team ‘thrilled’ to be finalists

          Sandwell Council’s SHAPE Team have been announced as finalists in the Annual Children & Young People Now Awards 2019. Organisers have said entries this year were as strong as ever and announced Sandwell Council’s SHAPE programme is a finalist in three categories – The Youth Work Award, Public Sector Children’s Team Award and The Safeguarding...

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