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



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

We are a partnership between:


We are proud to be part of the Together Network, allowing the sharing of expertise and resources with between Development Workers across England.

We work with a variety of partners in each community including:

  • churches
  • other faiths
  • charities
  • community groups
  • councils 

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.

* We always try tollow an Asset Based Community Development (ABCD) approach, which builds on the great work that is already happening across the Black Country, Staffordshire and the rest of the Diocese. 

Find out more about our work by clicking one of the pictures below:

See a full list of our work here

Work in Sandwell

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

Their current focus is:

1) Reversing the vicious cycle of food poverty

2) Improving access to financial services for all

3) Empowering town-based local networks.

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

E: [email protected]

* 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 *