Link with local good causes in Dudley

Local people and businesses will have the opportunity to learn more about charities and good causes on their doorstep at a workshop next month.

‘Welcome to the sector’ will be hosted by Dudley CVS (Council for Voluntary Service) on Monday 6 June, 10am-12noon at DY1 Community Building in Dudley. Dudley CVS is a local support charity that helps people, charities and good causes that benefit Dudley’s communities. The charity is hosting this event as part of ‘Month of Community’, a national campaign that celebrates everything that makes our communities great.

Dudley CVS Development Officer Becky Pickin said, “There are hundreds of great charities and good causes doing wonderful work across Dudley borough, from youth clubs and community centres to sports clubs, heritage attractions and services that help the most vulnerable. We think there’s lots of people and businesses who’d like to support charities closer to home. This event will be a great way for people to find out causes they’re passionate about and learn how they could help them.”

People will have the chance to learn about organisations pictured like Brierley Hill Project and Provision House, charities that support people in Brierley Hill and Dudley. Brierley Hill Project provides support and mentoring to adults and young people, helping them to manage crises, access food and manage their budgets. Dudley-based Provision House helps people make fresh starts, by supporting homeless people, people fleeing domestic violence and abuse, people in poverty and others.

The event will be useful for people and businesses who would like to donate their time, money and causes right on our doorstep, would like to get involved with a local good cause, would like to understand what types of work people, groups and organisations are doing across Dudley borough. It will also be good for people who are looking to move into working or volunteering in the not-for-profit sector or those who would like to set up something in their community.

To book your place at the event, visit tinyurl.com/DudleyCVS, call 01384 573381 or email smallgroups@dudleycvs.org.uk

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Photographed left-right: Nicky Shilliday from Brierley Hill Project, Emma Crook from Provision House, Becky Pickin from Dudley CVS

Design a Logo Competition

Dudley (CYPF) Network

Dudley Exploitation Hub are running a competition for children of all ages to design a logo for the Exploitation Hub, known as DEx.

Entries should be sent to Neal Balfour atdsppb@dudley.gov.ukby the end of March 2022. The winner should be notified by Easter and will receive a book token from Dudley Safeguarding People Partnership.

Below is some information on the Exploitation Hub which may help young people with their designs.

Dudley Exploitation Hub is part of Dudley Children’s Services. It is a multi-agency team consisting of 3, but currently, 2 social workers, 3 family support workers, 1 senior practitioner working with 2 intensive family support workers working on aspects of children and young people who go missing providing Return Home Interviews. There are two police officers on the team, 1 supports the team with issues of child criminal exploitation and the other one with child sexual exploitation.

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