Brushstrokes Community Project


Brushstrokes in Smethwick serves the whole community, particularly asylum seekers, refugees and newcomers, with kindness and respect. We support vulnerable people across Sandwell, West Birmingham and the Black Country with knowing their rights and getting access to basic services and items of food and clothing


We support English language skills (ESOL) and personal development through IELTS, Life in the UK and basic IT.

We also provide:

  • a work club
  • advice on asylum support
  • help with healthcare, welfare benefits, housing and immigration (including EU settlement).
  • information and support on the asylum process
  • food, clothing and baby pack distribution.
  • a weekly community café.