We help to co-ordinate a network of almost 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 is growing every year.

In Sandwell there’s a network of almost 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.

In Cradley Heath there are regular drop-ins where people can chat and find friendship, or be creative.

You can find out more about Places of Welcome on their 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