Murray Hall Community Trust is a West Midlands based charity serving the Black Country and Birmingham areas. The charity was set up in 1994 by local people in Sandwell to promote health and wellbeing and continue to work in this area as well as in the wider West Midlands.
We believe that 'Wellbeing' requires a number of things in a person's life to be supported - it is equally important that someone has housing, childcare and care options, education, employment and is not in poverty as whether or not they have access to primary or secondary health care services. ‘Wellbeing’ is generally based on a combination of these factors. We promote health and well being for all people from the beginning of their lives to the end - the range of our services reflects this:
· We offer ante natal support and help, support and education in the early years to children and families
· We offer school and community based counselling as well as art and drama therapy for children and young people.
· We offer low cost / free short breaks for children with disabilities and their families, and holidays to others who are in need
· We run youth clubs and help young people get into further education, employment and training.
· We work with communities to help them break cycles of disadvantage
· We work with young men who are victims of domestic abuse
· We protect children through supporting families and specialised protection work
· We help adults access employment and training
· We offer person centred supportive care at the end of Life
· We work to make our community a ‘Compassionate Community – encouraging communities to support the health and social wellbeing of people as they approach the end of their lives.
We believe that people are the agents of change in their own lives and our work is about developing self esteem and a feeling of self worth within communities and individuals.
We take a community development approach working to promote positive social change, empowering communities while reflecting and being sensitive to their needs and diversity.
We work in partnership with people and other organisations to ensure that services are tailored to the needs of the most vulnerable within our community. We challenge inequality, working to close equality gaps and working to overcome poverty - in particular childhood poverty and poverty affecting the most disadvantaged.