Strengthening and supporting others
"We must be in the hand of God like a brush in the hand of the painter” — Nicolas Barré
Service Users in 2017 - 2018
Sandwell remains the second largest area of asylum seeker dispersal in the West Midlands and the asylum seekers remain the largest group of our new users service. There is a high level of demand for ESOL, Immigration advice, resources and general advice.
We have 1233 service users from 78 different countries ; 59% female : 41% male.
New service users come from the following countries
Users Response to their Contact with Brushstrokes
Service User A
“I Feel strong because you have helped me with my problems. I feel that the UK is my country because I am safe.“
Service User B
“I like Brushstrokes because on Friday I go to the café and make new friends. I am much more confident because you have taught me English and now I am looking for a Job. “
Service User C
“We are happier than before because we are learning English and I am coming out of my Home. You help Kurdish people for everything. Now I love England.”
Service User D
“I am happier than before because you solved some of my problems. Before I was stressed but you helped me and now there is no stress. I feel the UK is my country.”