YMCA Small Street offers a range of services to support local residents of Walsall to reach their full potential, through a weekly timetable of services.

Purpose built to provide training and services for the local community, YMCA Small Street Centre has training rooms, private office space and conference rooms available to hire. This allows us to host a number of other non-profit organisations who also serve the Walsall community.

Our ground floor hosts a 65 place day nursery, with a lovely outdoor area for children to play and experience their environment. YMCA Small Street Nursery has a number of funded places available for families who are eligible.

Advocacy Services

Here at YMCA Small Street our comprehensively trained staff support local residents to reach their full potential through a range of community projects.

We work in partnership with Walsall Council as part of their Walsall Connected initiative to provide a weekly timetable of sessions to offer support, advice and guidance around a range of situations and issues that affect our community.

If you need support to access online Walsall Council services, we can help.

  • help you to self-serve, enabling access to council online services 24/7
  • provide face-to-face appointment-based support for our most vulnerable customers

Making Connections

Making Connections Walsall is a friendly service for residents of all ages in Walsall that aims to address loneliness, social isolation and to empower residents to take responsibility for their own health and well-being.

Our Social Connecter, Rue, will arrange to meet, either in your home or at a community venue in your local area. At the first appointment they will discuss with you the types of activities you enjoy and will help you identify activities and projects available in your community.

Speak to your GP about a referral or if you would like to self-refer to the project call: 0121 380 6690 and Quote reference No. 3144

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BELONG - Community Befriending

YMCA are looking for volunteers to give their time to make a positive impact on the lives of older individuals in our community who may be facing feelings of loneliness and isolation.

Your companionship and support can bring joy to their lives, fostering a sense of belonging and renewed purpose. Through meaningful conversations and shared experiences, you’ll have the opportunity to learn from them and gain valuable life insights. It could be as simple as a phonecall, a cup of tea, or supporting them to get out and about; these simple acts of kindness can boost emotional well-being and self-esteem.

Primarily working in the Walsall area, volunteers are expected to commit to a minimum of 2 hours a week. If you can speak BSL or another language, that’s a bonus!

If you feel this is for you then please complete a Volunteer application form stating “Befriending” as a preference.

Contact The Small Street Centre on 01922 700950 for more details or email rue.green@ymcabc.org.uk 

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