Published May 15, 2013
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 email@example.com or 01902 399888 / 01902 711604
Published March 28, 2013
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Published March 28, 2013
SAFSS would like to say a heartfelt thanks to a family who donated monies for us to buy a Ninetendi Wii for our children and young people. The family who lost a loved one last year was also a friend of SAFSS, donated the money raised from the flowers to 2 charities, SAFSS was one of them. The donation was greatly appreciated by the families supported by SAFSS.
Published February 28, 2013
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 at Guru Nanak Gurdwara, 629-635 Stratford Road, Sparkhill, south Birmingham B11 4LS
For more information please contact us on 0121 558 2198
Published February 25, 2013
Services for Children
SAFSS Smiling Stars Out of School club has places available on Thursday from 3pm till 6pm and on Saturday from 11.30am till 3.30pm.
For more details and to register for a place, please contact Hardeep Sandhu at SAFSS on 0121 558 2198 or email email@example.com
Published February 20, 2013
RAAJ FM is a local Asian commnuty radio station, they were keen to open up discussions on disability issues to ‘raise awareness’ of disability within the Asian community.
The programme provided a platform for individuals to talk about the good things as well as the difficulties they may have faced. SAFSS families spoke about their stories of living with a disability and the effect it has on the individual and the family, difficulties in engaging with interpreting services, accessible translated materials, family dynamics, engagement with services and how they did or didn’t work, their interaction within the wider community and the great services they have accessed in Sandwell.
This was a great opportunity for SAFSS and Ideal for All to raise awareness, educate the community, inspire people and families to access and use services, tackle misconceptions of disability and a terrific opportunity to promote our services to the community.
SAFFS would like to thank all of the families who took part in this event and for promoting the services we provide with so much passion.
If you would like to listen to the interviews which were aired on 20th February,please follow this link http://www.raajfm.com
Published February 14, 2013
As part of Ed Millibands one nation tour, a question and answer session was held at the new Sandwell College in West Bromwich. Students from the college, members of the Council, MP`s, voluntary and community sector representatives and individuals from the business sector were all part of the audience. The Q&A session was held on the 31st January and issues around educational grants university fees, services provided by the voluntary and community sector and support to young carers, young people from low income families and young people with disabilities were raised.
SAFSS CE Parpinder K Dhatt was invited by Councillor Paul Moore from Sandwell Council to be a part of this opportunity and she raised the profile of the voluntary and community sector and the added value that it brings to the economy and the communities in Sandwell.
Parpinder also said to Ed Milliband that “we would welcome partnership working with the government at a national level”. Ed responded by saying that ”he recognises the value, commitment and hard work of the VCS and would welcome the partnership” The question and answer session was filmed by the BBC to be televised at a later date.