St Jude`s service, is currently based in St Jude’s Road, Whitmore Reans, is part of Omari Project which is an accommodation-based, 24-hour support service for African Caribbean people with mental health needs which is run by Heantun Housing in partnership with the African Caribbean Community Initiative (ACCI).
The service has been run from St Jude`s road for a number or years but the property is not fit for purpose. The general fabric of the building is poor and service users share facilities such as; bathrooms, shower rooms, kitchens and lounges. Service users have said they do not like living in shared accommodation and would rather have self- contained flats. There are limited facilities for social activities or the delivery of training. The building is leased from a private landlord who is not prepared to upgrade the building. Therefore the service is moving to 50-51 Sweetman Street in December 2012.
50-51 Sweetman Street was used previously as a residential care home for people with learning disabilities but has been empty for 2 years. With some adaptations, the building on Sweetmen Street will accommodate eight service users and provide them with their own facilities. The move will enable service users to establish and maintain a greater degree of independent living skills
We would like to invite you to a Community Involvement drop in event. It will take place at 50-51 Sweetman Street, Whitemore Reans, WV6 0EN on Wednesday the 8th August 2012 from 4pm to 7pm. You can drop into the event between these times.
Wolverhampton City council would like to work with local organisations, businesses, community groups and residents to set up a Community Liaison Group. The aim of the Group will be to ensure that the local community is kept informed about and involved in the relocation of the service from St Jude`s road to Sweetman Street and beyond. The group will meet once a month and the Chair of the Group will report to and from the Whitmore Reans Local Neighbourhood Partnership.
If you would like to be a member of the Community Liaison Group you can come along and express an interest at the event on the 8th August. Or contact Shen Brown telephone 01902 551040, fax 01902 555361 or email firstname.lastname@example.org