Walsall BME Welfare & Advice Centre (WBWAC) provides a dedicated service to individuals from disadvantaged communities which include Black Minority Ethnic groups, new migrants, homeless and vulnerable individuals living in Walsall and surroundings. WBWAC set up in July 2016 by a group of dedicated local volunteers who has strongly felt the service gap and hold a passion to helps those in need. The organisation is yet to be registered as a charity with an adopted constitution. It will be registered as soon as it reaches the capacity to do so.
Besides helping the needy and underprivileged, WBWAC took an ambitious yet very creative approach improving community relations. It is an unfortunate reality that for various mis-information there are some mistrust between communities hence we took a pragmatic position to reduce such notion. We aim to create a healthy yet safe platform for by bringing communities together on issues of common interests.
Unlike some other organizations from the beginning, we have developed our services in response to the needs of the communities we assist. We have carried out a comprehensive consultation among diverse group of people and our service strands are designed to accurately reflect these findings.
Although we call ourselves BME we operate an open door policy for some of the most vulnerable people in our society regardless of their immigration status or country of origin, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age or disability