BREATHE Advice and Advocacy Service Launch Day – Monday 13th November 2017

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New Heights would like to introduce Breathe Advice and Advocacy Service. They are a new Big Lottery funded service based above the new Heights Community Cafe at 108 Warren Farm Road, Kingstanding, and are part of the wider New Heights Project.

BREATHE will be providing free advice, information and advocacy on a range of social welfare issues including welfare benefits and disability for residents of the Erdington Constituency.

As well as working on a one to one basis with clients, BREATHE will also be running small group sessions aimed at educating professionals and members of the public on welfare advice matters. The model we are using is based on empowering individuals, and the community, so that they feel better able to deal with issues themselves. As part of this approach the service will also be actively recruiting and training volunteers from the local community and surrounding areas.

BREATHE Advice and Advocacy Service official opening will be held at the New Heights Community Café (situated below the BREATHE offices at 108 Warren Farm Road) on Monday 13/11/17. Two service information sessions will be held at; 8.30am – 12.30pm and 1.30pm – 3.30pm, where the team will be available to explain more about the project and how they will be able to help residents. The team will also be taking referrals and offering appointment bookings on the day. Complimentary refreshments will be available to all attendees.

In the meantime, BREATHE are already taking referrals and also have a number of ways for individuals and organisations to book an appointment –

  • By phone on 0121 384 2333
  • By email on advice@new-heights.org.uk
  • Self referral forms available from the New Heights Community Cafe

If you have any questions please feel free to contact BREATHE’S office for further information.

Neil McAuley, Breathe Programme Manager