SAFS Short Film

See full film here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yb3Mhy8R_98&feature=youtu.be

This short film captures the core values of SAFS, with families, service users and staff sharing their perspectives and personal journeys with SAFS.

Please feel free to share the film on social networks, just be sure to tag us on Twitter @safscare and Facebook /safscare

With many thanks to Amy-Rose for filming and editing the short film.

Cllr. Darren Cooper mentions 'New Year, New SAFS' event

Last week, Cllr. Darren Cooper mentioned our 'New Year, New SAFS' event on his blog, in which he highlighted the "wonderful work" we provide in the local community as well as his support for our new brand. 

In the post, Cllr. Cooper wishes us all the best for the future in "continuing to make a huge difference to families with disabilities children in Sandwell." 

To read the full post, visit: http://sandwellleader.org/2015/02/05/new-year-new-start-for-smethwick-charity/ 

Follow Cllr. Darren Cooper on Twitter @sandwellleader for current updates. 

SAFS Valentine's Day Event

SAFS will be celebrating Valentine's Day on Saturday 14th February, giving SAFS' Parents and Carers group, young people who use the Lifestyle Service as well as staff the opportunity to have fun, listen to music and let their hair down!

The event is open to adults who use SAFS services and tickets cost £10 each, with all proceeds going towards funding a trip to London for SAFS' Lifestyle Service.

Please call SAFS on 0121 558 2198 for further more details. 

The Evolution of SAFS

Sandwell Asian Family Support Service (SAFSS) initially began as a research project commissioned by Sandwell Social Services, in which the research was originally collated by Joseph Rowntree Foundation in 1986. The brief being: "to investigate the families in relation to the services provided by Health, Education and Social Services Departments".  The research identified that there was a poor take up of benefits and mainstream services, little knowledge of specific disabilities, lack of adequate housing and few or no skills in written or spoken English.

Thank you to everyone who joined us our New Year, New SAFS event

SAFS were joined by His Worshipful the Mayor, Cllr. Derek Rowley, his Consort, Cllr. Glenis Rowley, the Leader of Sandwell Council, Cllr. Darren Cooper and the Deputy Leader, Cllr. Mahboob Hussain, to recognise, celebrate and support SAFS' new brand and logo; as well as the work they carry out in the local community. 

The Chair of SAFS, Surrinder Bains welcomed the crowd of over 100 people made up of members of local dignitaries, organisations and businesses, thanking them for joining SAFS at the very beginning of something refreshing in Sandwell. 

New Year - New SAFS

A few hours of fun and entertainment whilst reflecting on SAFS’ focal vision: enabling and supporting disabled people and their families, ensuring they gain a better quality of life in terms of equality, opportunity and success. To celebrate and recognise the work SAFS has accomplished over the last 29 years, as well as being associated with a fresh and exciting new take on the charity. Our chair, Surrinder Bains, wants to see partners and supporters come together and share our work, vision and stories.