Listening service for disadvantaged communities in Sandwell gets a boost
Over the last ten years Birmingham and Sandwell have had one of England’s highest infant mortality rates, the biggest reason being poverty and social deprivation. Bethel Health and Healing Network was established in response, with a mission to offer a range of holistic services that promote health and well-being to people in need.
The registered charity, established in 2006, offers a range of services that promote the health and well-being of Birmingham’s disadvantaged people by enabling them to maximise their physical, psychological and spiritual potential through achieving balance and wholeness within themselves, their relationships and their community. People of all faiths, races and cultures are welcome to use Bethel’s services without any fear of discrimination.
Since their formation, Bethel have delivered a doula service primarily to asylum seekers. Their work is expanding, with plans to deliver further projects in 2022 – 2023 to support their organisational mission to adjacent localities. The funding will go towards establishing a new Outreach Rapha Service - Listening Service - a face-to-face service for disadvantages communities in Sandwell. The donation will enable the charity to establish the service, train volunteers and engage with the local community.
Bethel’s work and plans for expansion were brought to the attention of the gbp foundation by a member of staff within the gbp consult business, who as a volunteer, had experienced first-hand the difference their work makes to people in need. gbpartnerships is committed to providing funding and support for great causes that are important to the communities in which we work.
To find out more about Bethel Health & Healing network and donate, visit: www.bethelnetwork.org.uk/