BLACK HISTORY MONTH AWARDS
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
Miss Eugiene Samuels
CLUB CARIB RE-OPENING
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.......
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
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.
” 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.
WINDRUSH 75 years
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.
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
John Barnes gets a warm welcome to West Bromwich African Caribbean Resource Centre
CARERS COFFEE MORNING
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.
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For more information, please contact:
Deska Howe – Health & Well Being Divisional Manager either by email to email@example.com by phone on: 0121 525 9177 (Select Option 1: Health & Well Being Division
OFFICES CLOSURES - MAY 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:
WEDNESDAY 31ST MAY 2023 – 9AM
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
Staff Member - Michael Hendrickson at Commonwealth Games
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.
Malvia Campbell - Home Care Worker, saves a client's life
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".
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.
FAREWELL TO OUR STUDENTS
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.
WEST MIDLANDS FIRE SERVICE
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.
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.
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.
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.
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