Wellbeing Centre

WELCOME TO THE WELLBEING CENTRE

The Wellbeing Centre is based At The salvation Army Merton Close, Sandwell B68 8NG. Providing a service to the West Midlands.

STEPWAY are delighted to announce the new partnership with the Salvation Army in Oldbury. This has allowed the charity to expand their services to the West Midlands to support more veterans in civilian life, no matter their background or circumstance. Moreover, to promote inclusion by breaking those barriers down, so we can work together as one big community.

The Therapy unit, The drop-in centre, The outdoor community projects,  The 7-step civilian skills program

Since signing the contracts, work was underway. A team of Volunteers started on the outdoor community garden and Therapy unit.

A team of volunteers from the Worcester & Oldbury HUBS, Co-op Volunteering days, Oldbury Salvation Army and members of the local community and businesses all contributed to the works on the Community Garden.

The Community garden is open to the whole community. Breaking down those barriers between Veterans and Civilians.

DAYSTIMESCONTACT
Tuesday10am -3pmName: Carol Goult:
Thursday10am – 3pmRole: Community Project lead
Friday10am -3pmEmail: carol.goult@stepway.org

The Therapy Unit

Thank you to everybody who took part in renovating the Therapy unit. Lots of hard graft but together we completed the mission and had lots of fun along the way!

THE GRAND OPENING DAY

THE THERAPY UNIT

This Facility is open to our partner charities to utilise for FREE. A place where you can access support from various organisations including Op-Courage (NHS) DWP and the Poppy Factory. Moreover, pastoral care and advocacy is provided.

DAYS and activities TIMES
Tuesday-Friday Book in service10am -3pm
Wednesday (Open day) DWP, Op-Courage (NHS) 10am – 3pm
CONTACTCONTACT NUMBEREMAIL
Ray Turner, Project Manager0121 7922 723westmidlands@stepway.org

THE VETERAN Banter and Brew

The Banter and Brew is for all Veterans, no matter your background or circumstance. It is a safe place for you to meet like-minded people who have walked the walk. It is a place to make new friends A place where you can relax, pull up a chair and have a brew with your muckers. Somewhere you can grab some lunch and have regular refreshments throughout the day for FREE! Runs every last Wednesday of the month.

FREE SUPPORT SESSIONS

We can all become overwhelmed, depressed or suffer anxiety. We are here to support you and more importantly, listen. We will conduct a needs/well-being assessment. Which is all confidential and we will not share your information to a 3rd party without your permission. Once this is completed and you have attended your first support session, we can advise you on your options. This may be a referral to the NHS Veterans’ Mental Health Transition, Intervention and Liaison Service (TILS). If you are waiting for an appointment with TILS, we can offer you support sessions in the interim. Therefore, you will always have someone to talk to.

VOLUNTEERING

Would you like to Volunteer as a Buddy and make a huge difference in a Veteran’s life? Have you walked the walk and would like to pass on your valuable knowledge? Are you a Civilian with a keen interest in the welfare of Veterans or are you a family member and would like to be involved?

Here at STEPWAY our ethos is to support ex-Service Personnel to adapt into civilian life and feel a sense of belonging. Therefore, Veterans who can relate to your armed forces experience is of upmost importance. However, to adapt and understand how complicated civilian life can be, we need civilians who have the basic life skills to guide and support you in all areas of need.

REFFERALS

STEPWAY have a relaxed approach when working with our partners and the community. We recognise everyone may need support in some point in their life. Therefore, we encourage the local community to come forward to either volunteer or seek support, everyone is valued. We welcome referrals from organisations and accept self-referral too.  

Therefore, please encourage Veterans, their family members, or potential volunteers who you may feel will benefit from our services to either pop along to the Wellbeing centre based at the Salvation Army Oldbury OR CALL 0121 7922 723

You can self refer by simply contacting STEPWAY

If you would like to refer a client please call or complete the on-line referral form