Black Country Women’s Aid News

Find out about our latest projects and events, and new developments.

Become a Community Champion in Dudley

Projects

Our new Community Champions project in Dudley aims to help communities recognise and respond to domestic abuse. We will be working with individuals, community centres, schools, agencies, faith groups, libraries and more offering free training sessions on:   Understanding what…

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Black Country Women’s Aid in the news

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Black Country Women’s Aid has been supporting victims of modern slavery since 2011, alongside national partner and commissioner The Salvation Army. Since 2011 we have supported 587 women and men of over 30 different nationalities, which is a sad testimony…

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Take part in the Black Country Road Run!

Events

We would love you to choose us as your charity for the Black Country Road Run, which will take place on 1st July 2018 in and around Halesowen. Organised by Halesowen & Rowley Regis Rotary Club, it is a brilliant…

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White Ribbon Day 2017

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For White Ribbon Day 2017, members of the Safer Sandwell Partnership renewed their pledge to do everything within their power to eradicate violence against women and girls. To mark White Ribbon Day 2017 (25 November), the Safer Sandwell Partnership is…

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Sandwell Women’s Aid becomes Black Country Women’s Aid

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“They helped me to regain my confidence and rebuild my life.”   Sandwell Women’s Aid was first established 30 years ago, as local women including the late Margaret O’Neill recognised the massive impact of domestic abuse in Sandwell, and the…

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Home Secretary Amber Rudd visits BCWA

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Home Secretary Amber Rudd visited Black Country Women’s Aid refuge in Sandwell on 28th October to hear about the experiences of women who have fled domestic abuse and so-called ‘honour-based’ violence.   The Home Secretary had a guided tour of…

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Launch of The Cedar Centre, Walsall

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We were delighted to hold the official launch of The Cedar Centre, Walsall’s new centre supporting victims of domestic abuse, on 28th July 2016. The Centre houses our newly-commissioned Walsall Domestic Violence & Abuse IDVA Support Service, which will work…

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New Mosaics at our Cedar Centre Sandwell

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Two new mosaics made by adults with learning disabilities have become the centrepiece of our Head Office in West Bromwich. They were unveiled by the Mayor of Sandwell Councillor Julie Webb during a special visit on Monday 18 July. The…

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We are named Black Country Chamber of Commerce Small Business of the Year

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We are very proud to announce that Sandwell Women’s Aid has won the Black Country Chamber of Commerce’s Small Business of the Year Award. The award was presented at the Black Country Chamber of Commerce Awards on 19th November at…

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Sandwell Women’s Aid mourns the loss of Margaret O’Neill

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Sandwell Women’s Aid said a tearful farewell to our founder member and Chairperson Margaret O’Neill on a beautiful autumnal day on 24th September. Tributes were paid to Margaret, who passed away following a sudden illness, at the humanist service at…

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