'Black Country Roots'
    Black Country Roots: Written by Multi-Storey a local arts based charity with the Editorial , signposting, design and
    photographic assistance of West Bromwich African Caribbean Resource Centre.


    'Extend Exercise'
    Extend Exercise Classes: Day Care Services

Posted 17.07.2024.


Abigal Kelly Flyer


Posted 28.06.2024

Posted 28.06.2024


A big Thank You to all those who came on Friday to share in the Sandwell Windrush celebrations first some our our seniors Maisie and Richard, spoke and uploaded the Windrush flag at the Sandwell Council House alongside Sandwell’s first female Muslim mayor Syedah Khatun Then at the centre alongside our colleagues from the Kuumba centre we provided an afternoon o.f celebration As poet Gracey Bennett said The Windrush Generation change de Nation with Great drumming from Asha Barnes.


Windrush 2024

Windrush 2024


Windrush 2024

Windrush 2024

Windrush 2024

Posted 10.06.2024

External Job Vacancy

BUDS - Better Understanding of Dementia for SandwellAge UK Sandwell | Sandwell Community Dementia Service (SCDS)

Community Dementia Adviser

The Community Dementia Adviser will work within the Sandwell
Community Dementia Support Service addressing the wellbeing and
social support needs of people diagnosed with dementia and family

Open the link below for job advert and contact details

Job Advert - Community Dementia Advisor


Posted 16.05.2024


The Covid Champions Trusted Voices evaluation report, findings and case Studies have now been published on NIHR PHIRST website so they are unembargoed and in the public domain.

Sandwell Public Health and Pulling together a paper to go to Sandwell’s Health and Well Being Board this month to see if the will endorsed the draft recommendation from PHIRST to invest and work with Black and BME Led Trusted Voice organisations to address identified health inequalities in their own communities.


PHIRST Case Study: Deska Howe



Posted 14.05.2024


To find our more about Murray Hall Community Trust (lead organisation for the Sandwell Community Dementia Service - SCDS) St Albans and to download the SCDS booklets and leaflets open the link below:



Murray Hall Community Trust are currently recruiting for the SCDS Operational Manager

Open the link below to find out more



Posted 01.05.2024.


We are currently recruiting for the following job:


Click on link below for Job Description & Spec

Job Description & Spec

Job Advert - Caretaker/Cleaner

If you would like to apply for this position, open the link below entitled Job Vacancy Enquiry Form, select the job you are applying for and complete the form and send it to us with a copy of your CV in order for us to assess your suitability for the role. Once received, we will review the information and you will be contacted as soon as possible.

Alternatively, you can call direct on 0121 525 9177 select Option 5 to speak to someone about the vacancies.

JOB VACANCY ENQUIRY FORM - open the link below to completed the enquiry form.



Thank You.


Posted 10.9.2024

Details of the funeral arrangements for our Club Carib member Sandra Griffiths a lovely person gone too soon ????????????

Sandra Griffiths


Posted 09.4.2024

Karen Gardiner

It is with great sadness that we share the news of the passing of Karen Gardiner yesterday . Karen was instrumental in the development of supplementary education having run Ishango School in Lea Bank before working to support Saturday schools to achieve recognised quality standards .It was through working with Karen that our Saturday school achieved the Gold Standard quality mark for supplementary education. She was a proud Kittitian ???? forthright in her views but had a heart for gold committed to black excellence . She will be sadly missed and May She Rest in Peace ????????????



Maud Knight

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Mrs Maud Knight . Maud as a longstanding member of the West Bromwich African Caribbean Resource Centre and Club Carib . She volunteered in the day care service and is credited with founding the day care choir. The pictures show her in 2009 performing for the choir as part of Sandwell’s Black History Month. You will be deeply missed by us all . Rest in peace ????????????


Posted: 11.12.2023


Prostate Cancer - Transform Advert


Posted 13.11.2023


Celebrating our very own Hyacinth Jarrett and Eugiene Samuels AKA Miss Eu receiving their black history month awards for their services to support the community. They were nominated by WBACRC and we are very proud of you and all the other award winners congratulations ????????????????

Mrs Hyacinth Jarrett

Mrs Hyacinth Jarrett

Ms Eugenie Samuels

Miss Eugiene Samuels

Group Photo

Group Photo




We are pleased to announce that Club Carib has now re-opened its doors every Saturday commencing from 14th October 2023. Why not come along and join us for some nice music, dancing and socialising. We have local resident and guests DJ's playing on the night and a a fully licensed bar - No membership required - entry fee on the door is £5.00. Open from 8pm till late. We also have various events taking place on through the year. See details of our next event below.

Club Carib Presents.......

Black History Month Flyer

Posted 9.11.2023

Two stalwarts of the Caribbean centre passed long service milestones recently . Deska Howe the Health and Well Being Divisional Manager (pictured Left ) commenced his 26th year as an employee following 4 years as a volunteer to amass 30 years of service. Angela Mahabeer our Administrator this week celebrated her 25th Year with the centre . Both are valued members of the staff team and we really appreciate the commitment that they have brought to the charity and the community at large . Long may it continue ????????????????????????

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Posted 26.09.2023

Jaguar Land Rover

Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) make an historic visit to

West Bromwich African Caribbean Resource Centre

Pictured with Joe and Leroy are members of staff and trustees of West Bromwich African Caribbean Resource Centre left to right Humayra Nawaz, Annette Noel, Rajwinder Kaur, Shane Ward, Kenneth James, Joe Macnamara (JLR) Hyacinth Jarrett, Leroy Christie (JLR), Sharon Fogarty and Deska Howe

Leroy Christie MLA Launch Lead Engineer and Joe Macnamara Pilot Operations Director are both part of the JLR Motorvate scheme which seeks to link with charitable organisation doing good work in the community. The scheme provides funding and other types of support to community groups and decided to pay a visit to the Black Country to hear about the work of West Bromwich African Caribbean Resource Centre a grassroots charity operating in Sandwell.

Chief Executive Shane Ward and other members of staff and Trustees greeted the pair and talked about the various projects and services that the charity operates. These included provision of a day opportunities service, extend gentle exercise, home care personal support services, hospital befriending services, carers support and dementia support services. Ahead of Black History Month Treasurer Hyacinth Jarrett spoke about the tough times that she and other members of the Windrush generation had to face and the lasting bonds created particularly with the Irish community as both faced discrimination at a time when private landlords were allowed to say no Black people no Irish and no dogs.

Leroy said.

” Its great to hear the history and see the development to an organisation employing local people from across different communities we feel it is important for Jaguar Land Rover to be using its resources to broaden its s support to organisations reflecting the diverse populations that are present in the West Midlands.”

JLR have agreed to support the charity to purchase a new CCTV system to enhance the safeguarding for users of the centre and a cooker to increase its the capacity to provide inhouse meals.

Joe said, “I was looking forward to this meeting but didn’t expect it to be so informative we hope it is just the start of a longer relationship.”

The pair were invited to return to see the benefit of the investment later in the year when the items are in place.

Posted 22.06.2023

WINDRUSH 75 years

Windrush Boat

Windrush Day marks the 75th anniversary of the arrival of MV Empire Windrush at the Port of Tilbury, near London, on 21 June 1948. However, passengers disembarked a day later 22 June 1948 – hence why this has come to be known as Windrush Day.

HMT Empire Windrush is best remembered today for bringing one of the first large groups of post-war West Indian immigrants to the United Kingdom. The ship carried 1027 passengers and two stowaways on a voyage from Jamaica to London in 1948.

Posted 15.06.2023.

WINDRUSH: A family divided

Professor Robert Beckford and his Jamaican-born wife, Jennifer Beckford, argue the pros and cons of Windrush 75 years on.

Amongst those attending the discussion were The Liverpool legend John Barnes and BBC Anchor Clive Myrie talking about Windrush catch it on BBC Radio 4 on 26th June 11am


We had a great day hosting the BBC Radio 4 Windrush debate chaired by Clive Myrie with contributions from John Barnes and Robert Beckford. Some interesting views on whether the Windrush generation were right to stay or should have gone back in the face of a racist and hostile environment.


John Barnes gets a warm welcome to West Bromwich African Caribbean Resource Centre


Posted 26.05.2023


Do you have caring responsibilities for someone in your family that has a disability or long term health condition, you may be a grandparent who has caring responsibilities for your grandchildren so your children can go to work and provide for their family, then why not join our Carers Coffee Morning On Tuesday 6th of June 2023, at the West Bromwich African Caribbean Resource Centre from 10:30am till 12.30pm.


Carers Coffee Morning Flyer

For more information, please contact:

Deska Howe – Health & Well Being Divisional Manager either by email to deska.howe@wbacrc.org.ukor by phone on: 0121 525 9177 (Select Option 1: Health & Well Being Division


Posted 27.04.2023


Our offices will be closed as follows:

  • Monday 1st May 2023 - May Day
  • Monday 8th May 2023 - King Charles Coronation Day
  • Monday 29th May 2023 - Spring Bank Holiday
  • Tuesday 30th May 2023 - Concessionary Day

Business will resume as usual on:



Posted 25.10.2022

Black History

We have been living black history in our day centre with people who have brushed shoulders with icons. Take a listen

We had a great day in our day care session with Jason Averil and Lloyd staff from the Wesleyan Foundation who gave up their day to join us celebrating Black History to listen to the real Windrush stories from those who experienced it . Take a listen

We mark the 90th Birthday of our Treasurer Mrs Hyacinth Jarrett and wish her all the best on this milestone birthday. Many happy returns and thank you for your support over the 5 Decades of your involvement with West Bromwich African Caribbean Resource Centre ??????????????????????????????????????

Hyacinth Jarrett


Posted 5.8.2022

Staff Member - Michael Hendrickson at Commonwealth Games

Michael Hendrickson

Michael Hendrickson

Great to see West Bromwich African Caribbean Resource Centre represented at the Commonwealth games by Michael Henderickson who is a volunteer greeter at the new Sandwell Aquatics Centre. Michael is a valued member of our staff team having initially been a volunteer with us and the Kuumba centre. He is enjoying the experience and will have some stories to tell we hope.


Posted 30.06.2022

Malvia Campbell - Home Care Worker, saves a client's life

Malvia Campbell

Please can you clap for one of our heros. Malvia is a home care worker who found a client unresponsive when attending a care visit .Thankfully, she was able to remember what she had been trained to do in her emergency CPR training. With guidance of a 999 operator Malvia successfully applied CPR using chest compressions and mouth to mouth breaths and was able to get the client breathing again. She said "I had been doing the training and everything just kicked in and thank God I was able to revive them".

Malvia Campbell

Pictured: Malvia and Shane Ward (CEO)

Malvia pop into the centre this week and we surprised her with a presentation "Thank You" some flower, chocolates and a gift voucher and card. It was well deserved. Well done Malvia.


Posted 18.05.2022


Today we say farewell to our student placements Maryam and Eunique placements who completed their Health and Social Care levels 6 and 3 respectively pictured with Health and Wellbeing Divisional Manager Deska Howe. We thank you for your hard work and wish you both all the best for the future.


Farewell Eunique

Farewell Maryam


Posted 18.05.2022


A welcome visit from Ben Cannon, Lee Arnold and Mike Florey of West Midlands Fire Service presenting a fire safety awareness session to our day service users and staff.

Fire Service 1

Fire Service 2

Fire Service 3


Posted 10.05.2022

Job Vacancy

SAPPHIRE Hospital Support Worker - We have a vacancy for the following position located in our Health and Well Being Division. Open the link below to download the full Job Description & Spec.

Sapphire Hospital Support Worker - Job Description

If you would like to know more about the role or to receive an application pack call Deska Howe - Manager (Health & Well Being Divsion) on 0121 525 9177 select Opt 1. or Angela Mahabeer 0121 525 9177 Select Opt 5. Alternatively, open the link below to send your details to us and we will send you the application pack.



Posted 28.09.2021

Celebrating Our Centre's History

As part of Black History Month, we will be celebrating the Resource Centre. We are inviting you to join us as we look back on the past 36 years of the West Bromwich African Caribbean Resource Centre.

RESEARCH PROJECT - Black, Covid and In Lockdown: In our own words.

We are feeling accomplished in that we have now completed our community research: Black, Covid and In Lockdown: In our own words.
An independent report that pulls no punches and is the result of a real team effort. It takes pride in showing what can be achieved when individuals and groups work together. Thanks to the National Lottery Community Fund for funding the report.
Who are more vaccine hesitant Black men or Black women? Is there a difference between West Midlands boroughs? What influences decisions to take a vaccine or not? How have the Government, NHS, local government, churches and the charitable sector scored in the support that they have provided? How has it affected families? What is the impact of racism on trust and compliance? What has caused people to change their minds?
Get answers to these and many more questions by requesting your own digital copy complete with expansive links to articles videos and reports as well as saving the trees. We hope you find it interesting and thought provoking. Our Chief Executive and Co-author Shane Ward will be on Newstyle Radio on The Charmaine’s Different Angies show on Friday 10th September at 11am.
To request your copy contact us on 0121 525 9177 or email angela.mahabeer@wbacrc.org.uk
Alternatively, open the link below to download a copy

Black, Covid and in Lockdown - In our own words


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