Spotlight on the work of Brushstrokes
3134 people supported from 101 different countries
Brushstrokes is the only migrant and refugee organisation in Sandwell to work with anyone in need, no matter if you are from down the road or from the other side of the world.
We worked with 915 new clients, 1071 existing clients
and 1148 family members.
66% were from across Sandwell
29% from Birmingham
3464 meals served in our Community Cafe
571 new clients were provided with food – we provided food for 3464 meals for new and existing clients in this period.
495 individuals received clothing
168 received household items
and 42 baby packs were provided by us to vulnerable mums. An additional 25 baby packs were supplied to our local health visiting teams for distribution to vulnerable families
228 individuals attended ESOL classes
Classes are held at our centre and two satellite sites with 22 classes happening each week.
We have 52 active volunteers
33 from the local area and 19 from migrant backgrounds who gave 5300 hours to the project. We recruited 25 volunteers this year and 17 of our volunteers have moved into employment is this period.