We have been given notice that the Community Offer will be extended for at least another year til 31st March 2024. The Community Offer is a borough wide service, funded by Sandwell Council, and has been delivered since April 2020. The Dorothy Parkes Centre, in partnership with St Albans Community Association, delivers the Community Offer in Smethwick, for all residents with a Smethwick postcode.


The extension is great news as the service is currently supporting over 500 people per year in Smethwick with wellbeing support via our Community Navigators Fionnuala and Maria.


Community Offer

The Sandwell Community Offer is a partnership of local organisations who deliver wellbeing support services to residents across Sandwell. The service is free to access and referrals are open to everybody aged 18 years and over and includes people with disabilities and long-term conditions, mental health, learning disability and dementia, as well as carers.

Community Navigators will spend time with you to find out what your needs are and help you to -


  • Get access specialist and mainstream support services
  • Provide you with personalised advice, information and guidance
  • Manage your finances and maximise your income
  • Access your local community and play an active role in it
  • Connect to others and build your local network
  • Build your confidence to help you manage your own needs


The partnership consists of several organisations who are locally based and experienced in supporting people Sandwell -


Oldbury – Communities in Sync

Rowley Regis – Murray Hall Community Trust

Smethwick – St Albans in partnership with Dorothy Parkes Centre

Tipton – Murray Hall Community Trust

Wednesbury - Communities in Sync

West Bromwich – Kaleidoscope Plus Group


Who to contact

Telephone - 0121 726 3983

E-mail - [email protected]