African French Speaking Community Support

Welfare Support


We provide One-to-One support with: Housing support, coaching for jobs, Advice, information, signposting and benefit checks and support. This activity targets families and older people who do struggle with English, can’t understand or speak in English. Our volunteers are working very hard to support older people to apply for some welfare benefits, such as: Child Benefit, Child Tax Credit, Housing Benefit & Council Tax Support, Attendance Allowance, PIP, Care’s Allowance, white goods, and furniture

Universal Credit and Debt management

Universal Credit (UC) is rolling over in Sandwell since November 2018. Due to language barrier experienced by disadvantaged families, especially those from non-English speaking countries and all the issues faced by people who are already part of this UC system, we are delivering this scheme in order to raise awareness about UC requirements and how to overcome issues around debts. The project trains disadvantaged adults by delivering 5 sessions for a group of at least 10 people. The sessions cover relevant information about UC, budgeting skills and debt management.

For more information, contact:

Simplice Nkonge (07518464518);

Mrs Jeanine N’kallo (07404783878);

Jacques Matensi on 07743600034 or email:

This project is funded by the Harborne Parish Lands Charity.