KeyRing Midlands and Lincolnshire

We're always looking to work in new areas. Take a look through our existing services or contact our Regional Manager Michelle Lloyd: michelle.lloyd@keyring.org - 07974 673 154

Read about our Midlands and Lincolnshire projects below:

Sandwell Networks

Warwickshire Community Links

Warwickshire Short Term Support

Grimsby Networks

Sandwell Networks

In Sandwell we support people who are homeless or at the risk of becoming homeless. We have been working in the area since 2015.

We have 4 networks in Sandwell for 40 Members.

  • West Bromwich (Network of 10)
  • Rowley Regis (Network of 10)
  • Oldbury (Network of 10)
  • Oxford Road, West Bromwich (Network of 10)

KeyRing in Sandwell can help if you:

  • Are at risk of becoming homeless, have you been served an eviction notice and don’t know what to do?
  • Are homeless. We can meet you in the community, sessions don’t have to be at home only.
  • Struggle with reading your letters and bills.
  • Need support to develop your independence/ life skills

To get KeyRing support in Sandwell you must:

  • Live in Sandwell
  • Be over 18 years’ old
  • Need support to build independence

What makes us different?

KeyRing in Sandwell is unique to other services, alongside the more traditional support services we offer community support. Community support includes our community hub session and building network’s of connection across the Sandwell area.

We believe that every person has something to offer and we can link you in with other people within our service for you to offer/receive support.

If you would like to be part of KeyRing, you are more than welcome to attend our community hub sessions. Any member of the community is welcomed to attend these sessions.

Monday Hub - Sainsbury’s Café, Halesowen Street, Black Heath, Sandwell - 10am-12pm - with Michelle

Thursday Hub - Goldfields Court Home, West Bromwich - 10am-1pm - with Michelle

Thursday social event - The Court of Request, Oldbury - 5pm-7pm - with Anthony

Friday Hub - Sainsbury’s Oldbury, Freeth Street, Oldbury - 10am-12pm

 

If you would like support or to meet new people and make some new friends, this is the perfect opportunity for you.

Lucy 0753 435 0167

Warwickshire Community Links

Our Community Links service offers short term mental health support.

We can support people for up to six sessions with:

  • Advice
  • Guidance
  • Signposting
  • Making connections with people and communities
  • Focussed emotional support

Personalised support during specific periods of life that could cause deterioration of mental health.

Support is provided through a combination of 1:1 support, group work and peer support. We link in with carers, health and social care professionals and other organisations delivering support.

To be eligible for this service a person must:

  • Have a mental health need (inclusive of undiagnosed needs)
  • Be aged 17 or older
  • Live in Warwickshire, or be registered with a GP in Warwickshire
  • Not be entitled to social care services

For more information about the service please contact Bethany Hunt at bethany.hunt@keyring.org or on 07825 275 405.

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Imogen*

Imogen was homeless and her self-esteem was low.

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When Imogen came to KeyRing she was homeless and recently bereaved. Her self- esteem was low and, especially due to the pandemic, she was feeling very isolated.

We supported her with exercises to encourage healthy self-esteem. Imogen worked on thinking more positively and dealing with anger. This helped her to arrange payment plans with debtors and supported her to think of ways to prevent future debt. Imogen now opens her bills and letters. She knows who she can speak with if there is something that she does not understand.

She identified groups that she wanted to be part of and KeyRing supported her to attend when she was able. Working alongside the local housing provider, Imogen has found a flat that she loves in a place where she wants to live.

Warwickshire Short Term Support

KeyRing offers a 12 week support service for adults across Warwickshire.

The service is for people who do not receive any other support but would benefit from some help with a particular issue such as bereavement, hoarding, addiction, housing issues, criminal justice, self-esteem issues, or self-harm/neglect.

We will work with each person to create a 12 week plan which will be regularly reviewed.

Support is flexible and can be provided in a variety of ways including:

• one to one support
• group support
• peer mentoring
• support through messaging, online forums and video calls
• telephone support
• drop-ins

 

For more information about the service please contact Bethany Hunt at bethany.hunt@keyring.org or on 07825 275 405.

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James*

James was homeless and struggled with the benefits system.

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James, who is 18, became homeless after an altercation with a member of his family. This led to a conviction for violent behaviour. James moved through several temporary accommodation placements due to drug misuse and antisocial behaviour. He has a childhood diagnosis of autism, ADHD and struggles with anxiety.

He struggles to navigate the benefits system or work with professionals around his wellbeing.

KeyRing worked with James to engage with the Council, Mental Health services and external housing support services. We also attended his court appearance with him. We referred James to Social Services Mental Health Adult Team and housing support. We coproduced a tailored support plan with intensive support across the agencies.

We held budgeting workshops and supported him to claim Universal Credit. We supported him with creating his CV and looking for college courses that reflected his skills and passion.

On the day that James moved into supported accommodation, he said he felt that he “had an opportunity for something good in my life”. He is looking forward to attending a mechanical engineering course.

Grimsby Networks

Grimsby, also Great Grimsby, is a large coastal English seaport in North East Lincolnshire. It ran the largest fishing fleet in the world by the mid-20th century, but fishing declined dramatically after the Cod Wars denied UK access to Icelandic fishing grounds.

Grimsby is the main cultural, shopping and industrial centre for much of northern and eastern Lincolnshire.

Grimsby people are called Grimbarians; the term codhead is also used jokingly, often for Grimsby football supporters. 

Great Grimsby Day is 22 January.

KeyRing have been supporting Grimbarians since 2011. We offer support in many areas including the Willows, Nunsthorpe, Cleethorpes and East & West Marsh. We support people with many different needs who want to live independently. Our Community Enablers can help you with managing your money, looking after your home and helping you to get involved in your community, as well as linking you up with other people in the area.

We have a variety of monthly activities that you can get involved with if you want to.

KeyRing think it is important for you be to be as independent as possible. We can support you in the way that you want.

Our hourly rate is £13.50, and we will consider referrals from anyone.

For more information contact anne.palmer@keyring.org or on 07717 894476.

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