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The Glebe Centre
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WASHING MACHINE APPEAL (£5000)

It sounds like such a simple thing, but the difference it makes to be able to wear clean clothes after days of wearing the same thing night and day in all weathers is huge. We are desperate for an industrial washer drier so we can help our service users.

 


glebe centreThe Glebe Centre is a multifunctional hub from where a variety of services are delivered that serve vulnerable adults in Walsall. Our skilled and friendly staff and volunteers work with a variety of individuals with differing needs.

At the Glebe Centre service users present with an array of problems such as:

• Homelessness
• Mental Health
• Drugs
• Alcohol
• Unemployment

Support workers are available to provide advice and information on health issues, training, employment and substance misuse issues and offer general support and advice on a one to one basis. We also deliver a needle exchange facility a needle pick up service and a condom service for sex workers.

We offer a range of services and house a skilled worker who specialises in homelessness and accommodation with the aim of ensuring that all service users who require it have access to housing advice and support.

We have a laundry and free male and female showers so that service users have access to cleaning facilities and a clothing room so that our clients can gain access to a clean change of clothes. We supply a free breakfast between 10am and 10.30am and also provide a hot 2 course lunch for 50p between 12-1pm.

We rely on the support of local churches and other groups through their kind donations of food, toiletries, clothing and money in order to deliver some of our services.

The Glebe Centre is open Monday to Friday between the hours of 10.00am-2.00pm.

You can email us at theglebecentre@ymcabc.org.uk

 

 

Night Shelter

In order to access Night Shelter, an individual needs to be over 18, ‘residing’ in Walsall and be a rough sleeper (i.e. not in accommodation or sofa surfing).  Service users get a meal in the evening and breakfast in the morning. NS is open from 9pm-9am, and doors are locked at 11pm.

Night Shelter is open when the forecast is 0 degrees or below for 2 consecutive nights – it then opens on the third night. Night Shelter services will run until 3rd April.

 

Volunteers

We are always looking for volunteers at the centre, so if you you think you can give your time and offer your skills, we’d love to hear from you. Training/experience in a health and social care field is always helpful, as is catering experience – but this is not a deal breaker. We can match your experiences and skills to the roles available, and we are always looking to progress people so it’s a great opportunity to learn new skills and gain new responsibilities.

Volunteers have to be over 18 and be willing to work as part of a team (in other words, do whatever needs doing – we all have to do this at the Centre!) If you are interested, you can download a volunteer application pack here, or email us at theglebecentre@ymcabc.org.uk. You will also need to undertake an enhanced DBS check.

 

 


The Glebe Centre is located at Wednesbury Road, Walsall WS1 3RU.

Contact us on 01922 625687 or email theglebecentre@ymcabc.org.uk for more information.
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