Are you looking to learn new skills or seeking to find new work?

Family Matters is one of four projects within Building Better Opportunities, working across the Black Country in Walsall, Wolverhampton, Dudley and Sandwell to help people move into or closer to employment, by developing their skills and confidence.

YMCA Family Matters Mentors work one-to-one with individuals to understand their goals and their challenges, and then offer all the support that’s needed to help them achieve their goals. If you are aged 16 or over, and out of work, then Family Matters could help you. Family Matters also works with young people aged 15 or over who are not in education, employment or training.

Family Matters can help you with any of the following,

  • Family support
  • Confidence building
  • One-to-one mentoring and support
  • Information, advice and guidance
  • Help with CVs and application forms
  • Job search support
  • Training
  • Volunteering opportunities

Together, we can help you get ahead!

For more details on Family Matters email us at or contact one of our Family Support Mentors:

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07712 653 216


07712 522 431


07834 176 397


07545 733 692

Family Matters is funded by the European Social Fund and the National Lottery, through the Big Lottery Fund, who are co-investing in local projects tackling the root causes of worklessness, promoting social inclusion and driving local jobs and growth. It is one of four projects within this programme across the Black Country and will help people across Walsall, Wolverhampton, Dudley and Sandwell move into or closer to employment by developing their skills and confidence.

We work alongside the following partners to deliver the project;  Aspiring Futures CIC, Barnardo’s, Bloxwich Community Partnership, CHADD, Changing Lives, Family Action, Gazebo Theatre in Education, Gloucester Street Community Centre, Groundwork West Midlands, Lunch on the Run, Manor Farm Community Association Pre-School Learning Alliance, Phase Trust, Sandwell Consortium, Trident Reach, Walsall Citizens Advice Bureau and University of Wolverhampton.

For more information about Family Matters in the Black Country please email or visit