Welcome to 'Shades Of Black' HELP/SIGNS project
"Help Enables Learning Positively" "Social Inclusion Greenland Nurturing Scheme"
of Black Community Family project came into being on
the 1st February 1989 after the Handsworth riots in
1985 when commercial and domestic buildings were destroyed
by fire. This area of Handsworth, Birmingham, UK seems
to retain a very high rate of unemployment and severe
housing problems with low academic achievements amongst
West Indian young people, which create a stressful situation.
This causes a high percentage of mental health problems.
Shades of Black Committee Members have been successfully presenting social activities at grass root level for the past ten years. Because of Shades of Black's involvement and assistance in defusing misunderstanding on racially important debatable issues, local community people became very supportive. Some of the subject matters which have been tackled include HIV/Aids, mental health awareness and first aid educational sessions at certificate standard through statutory organisation input.
activities that have been and are still arranged, are
Senior Citizens' birthday parties, Christmas dinner
celebrations, day trip outings to several historical
buildings, visits to school assemblies and an allotment
Also, several exhibitions of educational
value. Because of the multi-cultural connections in
Handsworth, Birmingham, SOB project unique voluntary
service delivery work has been highly recognised.
Please feel free to browse our website and find out
more about what we do. If you are able to help us then
please see the 'Help Us' section
of this site.
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Details about our Heritage Lottery funded Project
for the Commonwealth World War I and
World War II Veterans of Handsworth and
Stetchford can be found by clicking
on the photograph below of the
Cenotaph memorial in Stetchford, Birmingham.
Listen to our SPECIAL CD
"We will Remember Them"
performed by Black Voices.
Click the song to listen,
but remember you must have
a media player on your computer
Song 1 "A Soldier Now",
words by Mr William Stephens
Song 2 " Where Poppies Bloom",
words by Mrs D.Lawton/Music Arr. L.Douglas
Song 3 "O Rosemary",
words by Mrs F.Morgan, Music S.Storrod