New hope for advice centre?

Partners in Brierley Hill are set to meet to see if a vital advice centre in the town can be revived.

 The Signpost shop a multi-agency advice, information and guidance centre in Brierley Hill closed its doors in December despite having over 5000 visitors during its last twelve months of operation.

 Now Citizens Advice Bureau Chief Executive and Community Partnership director Caroline Dimbylow is spearheading a working party to try and ensure that local residents continue to get the advice they need. Continue reading New hope for advice centre?

Signpost to Close on Friday 18th December, 2009

On behalf of the staff, volunteers and, Partners staff we would like to record our gratitude and appreciation to all our clients, local people and service users, particularly over the last three years.

During 2009 Signpost, 175 High Street has been visited by 5,565 clients to date, referred over 960 local people to College courses, completed 600 Cvs, and assisted over 240 people into work.

We have supported several initiatives to encourage the re-development of our High Street and assisted Partners with their efforts to engage local people in pathways to work.

We have all greatly enjoyed working with our colleagues on the High Street and wish them all every success in the future.

We wish our service users all the best and a ‘Thank You’ for their generous support.

A Final Report on Signposts work will be posted to the Noticeboard downloads prior to 11th December, 2009.

Compliments of the Festive Season and every success in 2010.

Signpost: Credit Union sessions extended

Castle & Crystal Credit Union are pleased to announce the extension of their collection times at Signpost. From 9.30am – 3.30pm, Monday to Thursday and 9.30am to 12.30 on Friday Signpost volunteers will be available to collect Credit Union money. Castle & Crystal Credit Union are also promoting their Christmas Affordable Loans, please call 01384 815771 for more information.

Signpost: What? Comes to Brierley Hill

SignpostShopBloggers, I am delighted to anounce the arrival of The What Centre, Young People’s Advice and Counselling Service to a weekly session at Signpost.

Mandi Ceri will provide Information, Advice and Guidance each Thursday morning 9.30am – 12.30, we are delighted to add this excellent Counselling service to our programme. Each session has both drop – in and appointment based opportunities.

If anyone would prefer an appointment on any other week day please contact Signpost on 01384 77790 to arrange a convenient time. The What Centre provides support on Housing & homelssness, Benefits, Sexual Health, Training & Employment, Legal Rights, Healthy Lifestyle. Condoms and Chlamydia Testing are also available at Signpost.

Doug James