We are accredited as a Living Wage employer by the Living Wage Foundation* 

We are building capacity & resilience in communities to tackle poverty.

We work in partnership with churches and organisations in Walsall, Wolverhampton, Staffordshire & the Potteries, to help local communities flourish so that people can enjoy life in all its fullness.

We are a partnership between:


We are proud to be part of the Together Network, to share expertise and tresources with other Development Workers across England.

We always work with partners, including:

  • churches
  • other faiths
  • charities
  • communitiy groups
  • councils to transform lives and build flourishing communities.

We engage with key people in communities, so that they can respond effectively to issues of poverty and social justice.


* We think of poverty as a complex web of factors that stop people thriving.

Asset Based Community Development (ABCD) - We always try to follow an ABCD approach, building on the great work that is already happening across the Black Country, Staffordshire and the rest of the Diocese. 

To find out more, please do get in touch.

See some examples of our work


Sandwell Churches Link

In Sandwell, we work via a partner charity called Sandwell Chuurches Link. They connect and equip churches and organisations to reduce poverty in Sandwell.  

Their 2016/17 focus is on reversing the vicious cycle of food poverty, improving access to financial services for all, and empowering town-based local networks.

Please contact Laura (SCL's Director) for more information:

E: lauranott@sandwellchurcheslink.org.uk

* The real Living Wage is an hourly rate set independently and updated annually. The Living Wage is calculated according to the real costs of living *