Community Offer Photo The Community Offer has been so successful, it’s being rolled out across Sandwell.

Targeting the over 65s, the Community Offer has helped more than 1,400 people in their home or local community since it launched in October last year.

The project aims to reduce demand on formal heath and care services and brings together voluntary and community organisations to offer a wide range of support.

Initially introduced in six areas of the borough, it is now being extended.

It has also recruited over 300 volunteers and good neighbours to help deliver the scheme.

Types of support that people are typically helped to take up include:

• Healthy lifestyle advice
• Exercise groups
• Vaccination services
• Transport, cleaning and furniture moving/removal services

Community Offer Co-ordinator, Rachel Stavlo is pleased with the success of the Community Offer so far.

She said: “It’s great to hear that so many of the elderly are using our services.

“Lets hope we can continue to help many more people in the future!”

The Sandwell Community Offer is for people 65 and over living in West Bromwich Central, Greets Green, Lyng, Hateley Heath, Grove Vale and Charlemont.

Referrals can be made by anyone by giving us a call on 0121 565 5605 or emailing