We help to co-ordinate a network of 30+ Places of Welcome in Sandwell, as well as many more lunch clubs and other activities to tackle loneliness in our communities.

Everyone needs friendship and conversation. Yet the number of people who describe themselves as lonely in Sandwell is growing every year.

In Sandwell there’s a network of 30+ Places of Welcome and many more lunch clubs and other activities to tackle loneliness in our communities. Sandwell Churches’ Link helps to co-ordinate these because we want this network to grow. During Covid-19 Lockdown all Places of Welcome had to close, but many have kept in touch by telephoning members to help each other through this difficult time.

You can find out more about Places of Welcome by going to the following website: https://www.placesofwelcome.org.uk/about

If you would like to explore whether you could host a Place of Welcome, please contact your Places of Welcome Area Co-ordinator, James Lynch at james@sandwellchurcheslink.org.uk