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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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    16 August

    Drug-related deaths fall in Sandwell

    Deaths related to drug misuse are still falling in Sandwell – bucking a rising national trend. National figures released today (Thursday 15 August) show Sandwell has the lowest rate of drug-related deaths in the West Midlands and is also well below the national average. Councillor Farut Shaeen, Sandwell Council’s cabinet member for living healthy lives,...

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      15 August

      Breakthru sessions promote health and wellbeing

      A project to improve the health and wellbeing of South Asian women in Wednesbury has been given a £4,800 boost by Sandwell Council.  The council has awarded Breakthru CIC’s Aman Group a town grant to help it to put on sessions for 150 South Asian women aged 40 to 90. The sessions, which include gentle exercise,...

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        15 August

        Cricket club scoops grants for kids sessions

        Cricket-loving young people in the Old Hill area of Rowley Regis have been given a £2,000 grant boost – to encourage more to take up the ever-increasingly popular sport. Sandwell Council’s Town Grants team has awarded the junior section of Old Hill Cricket Club a grant to provide more equipment and first aid kits for...

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          5 August

          Council Leader urges Sandwell to get active this summer

          Sandwell Council’s Leader is urging people to get on their bikes – and their feet – this summer and get active. Leader of Sandwell Council Councillor Yvonne Davies said one of her priorities was to get Sandwell moving to help people improve their health and wellbeing “I’m also keen to get people out on our...

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