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!!

Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic Families with disabled children share their lives, hopes and journeys on Community TV Programme

Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic Families with disabled children share their lives, hopes and journeys on Community TV Programme.

Include Me TOO in partnership with Sangat TV are producing several community programmes with BAME (Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic) families with disabled children and young people.

The first programme has been aired on Tuesday 14th May 2013 at 8.30pm on Sky Channel 847 (Sangat TV). In this programme Asian parents with disabled children share their families journeys and provide personal testimonies which range from discussing their hopes, faiths and strengths. The programme is the first of several which will provide greater awareness and understanding regarding families with disabled children from BAME communities; aiming to remove barriers of ignorance and encouraging communities to talk about disability, inclusion, equality and respect. Programmes to be aired in the future include BAME parents sharing their experiences of having children with autism and fathers discussing issues that matter to them in regards to having a disabled child.

For any further information please do get in contact on or 01902 399888 / 01902 711604

SAFSS Panjabi Classes

The conversational Panjabi classes at SAFSS have been a huge success, the first 10 week course started in February and 18 students attended. We will be doing another one soon for younger children so watch this space!!

For more information please call Geeta at SAFSS on 0121 558 2198 or email Balbir on

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