Dudley MBC are inviting community group leaders to join us for a webinar to see how and if groups are able to meet safely under the new Government Coronavirus guidelines. This webinar is specifically for those working in community settings or running community groups in Dudley Borough.
To support groups, the Dudley Public Health Team have developed a toolkit which we will share with you at the webinar and discuss how the checklist and resources can be used to support you and your group.
The link to the current checklist is available via the following link. This checklist reflects tier 1 / medium risk guidance only:
We know that things are tough at the moment, luckily we have some amazing organisations and business that are rising to the challenge and offering help and support. Here are a few we know about across Dudley Borough – Please comment and add more if you are aware of them. Lets get the message out and ensure no child in Dudley goes hungry.
Heaven’s Kitchen runs on a Monday Night 6 – 7 and is for those who are homeless, vulnerable or in need due to circumstance and they can get a free hot meal. For This Week Only they are also operating a Grab and Go service on a Wednesday and Friday at 12 noon where a grab bag of cold food is provided to take away. After this week it will operate on a Tuesday and Friday at 12 noon.
The Lighthouse Cafe is a newly opened cafe which does charge for meals, HOWEVER if anyone has a family that is in need, they can speak to Jeanette, the manager, and they will be provided with food. The cafe this week will be open every day 9.30 – 2pm. After this week the cafe will open 11 – 4 Monday and Tuesday and Thursday and Friday and 10 – 2 on a Saturday.
St Thomas’s Community Association We have decided in a short space of time that we will provide packed lunches to children in the area during this October half term. You will be able to pick up a packed lunch from Sledmere Community Centre, The School Drive (off Buffery Road), Dudley, DY2 8EH. The centre is on the left before the main school gates. You will be able to pick up the pack lunch between 11.00am and 12.00 noon. To help us prepare the right number of lunches please email email@example.com or message us directly
Dreamers Distillery Bar https://www.facebook.com/dreamersdistillerybar/ on the waterfront Although we only open Thursday-Sunday currently, we want to do our bit, and will be offering this free Kids Lunch throughout half term. No purchase necessary, just ask for the Kids Lunch when you arrive… and bring your Kid
Taste from India Pensnett during the half term holiday, Free kids meals shall be available
Please message us the night before if you require a meal for your child/ children.
As our delivery drivers shall be in their day time jobs, we are looking for volunteer delivery drivers, please message if you can help Delivery area shall be within 3 miles of dy54hy only, sorry for any inconvenience. https://www.facebook.com/tastefromindia2020/
Mick’s Caribbean is supporting kids across Dudley this half term between 12-3pm. 179 Wolverhampton Street, DY1 3AD
Gather Café Dudley – free food is available every Saturday 9am-2pm! Working with FareShare and Tesco Dudley, Bring a bag, sanitise your hands and help yourself. Every Saturday from 9am to 2pm. They also run a pay it forward scheme https://www.facebook.com/gatherdudleycic
Fiddlesticks will offer the following to those who are entitled to FREE SCHOOL MEALS
(must have a letter, voucher or card proving your entitled)
We will provide children from 4yrs – 16 years , which is school ages. A lunch pack to take away, this will include a sandwich (ham/cheese) a pack of crisps, a fiddlesticks cookie. This will be done via a prebook system via the page ONLY. They also run a pay it forward
The Britannia Sports Bar Stourbridge, working with Splish & Splosh Messy Play will feed any child in the area that needs a Hot Meal, Nuggets, Chips & Beans (im not a great cook but i can manage that) Monday to Friday of the school holiday next week.
From Wednesday 28th October until Sunday 1st November we will provide any children that need it a free packed lunch. All we ask is that you notify us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org by 2pm the day before.
Lutley Oak Halesowen – you can collect take away meals free of charge from Wednesday 28th October – Friday 6th November 12pm-7pm for more information call 0121 550 3280
You are invited to come along to our Dudley Centre to meet the staff and get to hear our exciting opportunities for our Vocational BTEC Qualifications to support 16-18-year olds into Employment, Apprenticeships and Further Education. You will get the opportunity to have a guided tour of the centre and to get the insights into our blended learning via our online Moodle platforms. Meet our Mentors to see how we can support your client’s journey on programme through our My Mind programme and you will have the opportunity to meet our current learners on programme and hear first hand on how they are finding the programme
To comply with Government guidance and as a COVID safe employee you are asked to email
email@example.com To book a half hour visit as will be restricting visits to just 2 people at a time. Once you arrive we will explain our COVID procedures, take your temperature and ask you to record your visit for test and trace purposes.
Please do not let the above deter you from visiting us and observing our learners in action. A warm welcome and a coffee and biscuits await.
Incentives and Progression
As you progress, there will be ‘milestones’ which will trigger incentive and
To ensure you are able to receive these you must:
● Maintain 95% attendance and punctuality.
● Be on track to achieve all qualification(s), as determined by your Tutor.
● Have provided the details of a bank account held in your own name.
At the end of Week 7 (if all eligibility criteria met) = payment of £50
Mid-point in programme (if all eligibility criteria met) = payment of £50
On or after Planned End Date of course (if eligibility criteria met) = payment of £100
Further payments of £25 will be triggered when the following qualifications are passed
and achieved at a minimum of Pass grade: Vocational qualification, English, maths
You may be eligible for a weekly bursary depending on your personal
circumstances. These might include the following criteria:
● Be currently under the care of the Local Authority, or a recent care leaver.
● Be receiving Income Support, or Universal Credit (in your own name)
because you are financially supporting yourself.
● Be receiving Disability Living Allowance or Personal Independence Payments in your own
right as well as Employment and Support Allowance or Universal Credit in your own right