Cleaner for Care Centre/Offices
Post: (Ref CL001)
Salary: £6.31 (min wage)
10 hours per week Monday-Friday 8.30am-10.30am

Sandwell Asian Family Support Service provides a range of quality care and support services for South Asian children (aged 0-18 years) and young people (aged18-40+) with disabilities and /or life threatening conditions.

We are seeking to recruit a cleaner to ensure that all areas including offices, activity rooms, kitchen and toilets are cleaned and maintained to the highest standard/specifications given.

Cleaning experience and an up to date DBS clearance are required.

Applicants must have the ability to work on their own initiative and be flexible with working hours. Additional hours may be required subject to availability.

Closing date: 7th October 2013 5pm

Interview date: 15th October 2013

For information and an application form for the above post please contact Neelam Pallen or Geeta Jaspal on
(0121) 558 2198


Family Support Officer
Post: (Ref FSO001)
Salary: £9.50 per hour
Up to 30 hours per week (possible job share)-fixed term for 18 months initially with possibility of further extension of 12 months

Sandwell Asian Family Support Service provides a range of high quality care and support services for South Asian children (aged 0-18 years) and young people (aged18-40+) with disabilities and /or life threatening conditions.

We are seeking to recruit a Family Support Officer to deliver the Family Support Service to include, advice, guidance, signposting, advocacy and support (emotional support) to South Asian families within the Sandwell MBC area who have children or young people with a disability or condition between the ages of 0-25 years, within the structure of the Common Assessment Framework (CAF)

Applicants must have NVQ Level 2 in Advice and Guidance or equivalent and have a good standard of written and spoken English and Numeracy.

Experience and knowledge is required of the South Asian community and issues relating to children and young people with disabilities and support work with their families, good understanding of welfare benefits, anti-poverty work, take-up campaigns and maximizing benefit entitlements. Fluency in English and at least 2 other South Asian languages spoken in Sandwell. Flexibility in working hours is required.

The suitable applicant will be required to maintain an active caseload of 10 families and undertake visits, attend meetings and appointments appropriate to the case as identified in the Team round the Family (TAF) meetings in various community venues. To be responsible for completing and updating the online ecaf system with details of work undertaken as well as reports on outcomes and performance monitoring.

At SAFSS we take the safeguarding of children and adults seriously and all staff will be subject to an enhanced DBS clearance, checks and references.

Closing date: Monday 7th October 2013 12 noon

Interview date: Wednesday 9th October 2013

For more information and an application form for the above post please contact Neelam Pallen (0121) 558 2198

This job is advertised under the Race Relations Act: 1979 Section 5 (2) (d)


Would you like to know more about a healthy lifestyle and how to look after your heart?

If yes, you can attend the Healthy Hearts Community Champions training where you can learn how to:

Support health improvement within your community
Organise community based health promotion activities
Dedicate time towards helping individuals in the community and your family to make healthier choices
Address challenges and barriers to health promotion activity
Gather resources and information to signpost to relevant support services

If you enjoy socialising and speaking to people and working with all members of your community then please attend this FREE training on:

Date: Wednesday 2nd October 10am till 2pm
Venue: SAFSS, Fenton Street, Smethwick, B66 1HR
Contact: Geeta Jaspal 0121 558 2198 or email


If you like to dance and keep fit then Zumba is for you!

Zumba is a dance fitness workout where you can burn calories, lose weight, tone up and most of all, HAVE FUN! Dance to music like salsa, reggaton, calypso, RNB, african, bhangra, bollywood, bellydance, pop and more.

SAFSS are hosting a Zumba class starting Thursday 26th September 2013
Time: 6:30pm – 7:30pm
Venue: Sandwell Asian Family Support Service (SAFSS)
ASRA Health & Social Care Centre,Fenton Street, Smethwick, B66 1HR
Cost: £3.00

If you would like more information, or to reserve a place please Contact: Narinder Heer on 07854928023 or Geeta Jaspal on 0121 558 2198

Congratulations Sanjiv Verma on Volunteer Award


A huge congratulations goes to Sanjiv Verma for achieving the volunteer award for 2013.
The award was presented to Sanjiv by the Sandwell Volunteer Centre.
Sanjiv has been supporting SAFSS, CAB and Ideal For All for over 23 years.

Well done and thank you to Sanjiv for all his support to SAFSS and the community.

SAFSS Health Awareness Day – Sunday 14th July Guru Nanak Gurdwara Smethwick

SAFSS in association with Irwin Mitchell Solicitors are hosting a health promotion day to raise awareness of health issues within the local community and provide access to organisations who can advise and provide information on a range of health related topics.

You will have access to free eye tests, hearing tests, dental check ups and blood pressure check.

We invite you to join us on Sunday 14th July 9am-3pm at Guru Nanak Gurdwara Smethwick, 128-130 High Street, Smethwick B66 3AP

For more information please contact us on 0121 558 2198

Asda`s Chosen Charity

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ASDA Cape Hill have kindly donated £50 to the Friends of SAFSS Parents and Carers Group. The money was raised by the community events team where the green shopping tokens were put into charity boxes by customers.

Thank you very much to everyone at Asda!!

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