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New Year Honour for Jane Clarke, Former CEO at CHADD

Jane Clarke, who retired as the Chief Executive of Dudley charity CHADD (Churches Housing Association of Dudley and District) two years ago, has been awarded an MBE in the New Year’s Honour’s list. Jane has received the award for services to vulnerable women and children in Dudley. Jane worked for CHADD for 28 years, starting …

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Never too Late – domestic abuse for older people and Women in Housing Awards

Some of us are in Manchester  this evening.  For an awards do. We think it’s the first time this has happened to CHADD staff. Not that we don’t think our work is good – we just haven’t been in the habit of hollering about it. We’re really looking forward to a whole night celebrating the achievements …

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Springboard for Young Parents – exciting news!

A very quick post to announce that we are now offering homes with support for young parents in both Dudley and Sandwell.  A first for CHADD to be working in Sandwell! Both of these schemes provide tenancies to young parents aged 16 to 25 years, in self-contained 2-bedroom apartments in a modern purpose built scheme, …

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The giggliest of giggles – or the wider benefit of our Fresh Steps course

Jenny has just finished our 8 week Fresh Steps Course. It helps people re-build the confidence that has been broken by domestic abuse and sets them up to start finding a job, perhaps learning again or take on a volunteering opportunity. For Jenny the work she’s done on Fresh Steps has helped her with a crucial …

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Football at the Foyer, or following a passion.

This season our On Route Foyer’s fledgling footie team made it to the semi finals of their first competition. Reports from the sideline tell us it could’ve gone even better at the Wellbeing League Cup: “Slight controversy as a ‘phantom’ goal took it to a penalty shoot out which they then lost 4-3. It had been …

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Never Too Late: Domestic abuse and older people in Dudley

With an increasing number of older people becoming victims of domestic abuse, a new service is being launched in Dudley to support this older age group. Delivered by CHADD, this innovative new service is able to provide tailored support to older victims of abuse thanks to funding from the Victim’s Fund provided by the West …

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“We made bacon cakes with beans” – everyday life in our foyer for young people.

The range of work we do in our On Route foyer sometimes even surprises us – and it emerges through what the young people tell us in the impact app we use.  The quotes are the words of the young people we work with. It can be the simple and the practical as making food …

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