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Residents' Week Wolverhampton

Wolverhampton has so much to offer, and there’s even more going on this spring during a week of activities aimed at you - the residents.

Whether you’re looking for a job, buying your first home or trying to stop smoking, you’ll find an event for you during Residents Week (1 April to 7 April 2017).

There are activities focussed on supporting you into work, helping you to decide on a career, take a step into the world of volunteering or become more active. It’s all made possible by partners across the city working together to make Wolverhampton an even better place to live, learn, work and get support to achieve your potential.

Find the right home

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Event Date Time Venue Details Booking
City Housing Fair Sunday 2 April 2017 11am - 3.30pm Wolverhampton Art Gallery, Lichfield Street, WV1 1DU

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Supporting everyone to find the right home for them, this event provides an opportunity to meet housebuilders and estate agents with homes in Wolverhampton, learn about shared ownership and help to buy schemes, get mortgage and budgeting advice, meet private landlords, find out about options for over 55’s, learn how to cut your energy bills and find out about the help available for home improvements. Almost 20 exhibitors are confirmed including WV Living, Butters John Bee, Connells, David Wilson Homes, Tatton Hall Homes, Whg, Wrekin Housing Trust, Housing & Care 21, Abbeyfield, L&A Lettings, TSB, RBS, Mortgage Bureau, Complete Advice Services, Wolverhampton Home Improvement Service, Wolverhampton Citizens Advice, Rent With Confidence and the City Planning Team. Free, just turn up. For more information call Chris Elgerton on 01902 551345 or email.

Supported by:
WV Living
Benefits Advice Drop-in Tuesday 4 April 2017 10am - 1pm Whitmore Reans Library, Bargate Drive, Wolverhampton WV6 0QW
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Come along and get help with your benefit questions such as council tax discounts, blue badge enquiries and disability allowance. Free, just turn up. For more information email or call 01902 553445.

Supported by:
City of Wolverhampton Council

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Jobs and learning

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Event Date Time Venue Details Booking
Get Painting Monday 3 April 2017 2.30pm - 3.30pm Warstones Library, Pinfold Grove, Penn, WV3 7NQ

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Come along and take part in a fun arts session organised by a local arts and crafts group. Free, just turn up. For more information email or call 01902 556275.

Supported by:
Springdale Art Group
Over 50’s IT Support    Monday 3 April 2017 12noon - 2pm Warstones Library, Pinfold Grove, Penn, WV3 7NQ

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Come along and get help with using a  range of technology including pc’s, tablets and internet. Free, just turn up. For more information email or call 01902 556275.

Supported by:
City of Wolverhampton Council
Help To Get a Job Tuesday 4 April 2017 10am - 1pm Central Library, Snow Hill, City Centre WV1 3AX

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This event offers job seekers aged 16 to 24 support with CV writing, training information and job action planning. Free, just turn up. For more information email or call 01902 552025.

Supported by:
National Careers Service and City of Wolverhampton Council
The Skills and Apprenticeship Show: Free careers support for schools Tuesday 4 April 2017 10am - 3pm Wolverhampton Racecourse, Gorsebrook Road, WV6 0PE

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This free event is aimed at young people about to leave school to help them make up their minds about what to do next, giving them a taste of industry skills and information about trade qualifications, where to continue their education and improve their English or maths. Employers and training providers will be on hand and free transport will be provided to schools in Wolverhampton. Schools must book by calling Gurinder K Wahid on 01902 837184 or via email. For more information please use the above contact details.

Supported by:
City of Wolverhampton College, City of Wolverhampton University and City of Wolverhampton Council
Get an Apprenticeship Tuesday 4 April 2017 4pm - 7pm Wolverhampton Racecourse, Gorsebrook Road, WV6 0PE

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Residents of all ages can find out more about apprenticeships and meet employers and training providers with apprenticeship vacancies. Everyone attending will receive a list of current opportunities within the city. Free, just turn up. For more information call Ravinder Lalli on 01902 550591 or email.

Supported by:
City of Wolverhampton College, City of Wolverhampton University and City of Wolverhampton Council
Jobs in digital and social media Wednesday 5 April 2017 10am, 11.30am, 1pm and 2.30pm Connexions Centre, Salop Street, WV3 0RX

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This event gives 16 to 19 year olds the chance to find out about working in digital media and speak to industry experts about turning an interest in blogging, a talent for thinking up ideas for new apps or a love of Twitter into a career. There will also be information on offer about apprenticeship opportunities. For more information or to book on to one of the sessions call Helyna Hrebinec on 01902 773040 or email.

Supported by:
City of Wolverhampton Council, Learn Play Foundation and Skills Training UK
Jobs Fair - Careers in Care Wednesday 5 April 2017 9.30am - 1pm Haywood Suite, Molineux Stadium, WV1 4QR

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Meet local care sector employers and find out about 250 job opportunities including jobs in residential care homes, caring for people in their own home and becoming a care support worker. Qualifications and a driving licence are not always needed and the jobs are mostly flexible and close to home. Free, just turn up. For more information please email.

Supported by:
Black Country Impact and City of Wolverhampton Council
Quick Tour of Local NHS Careers Thursday 6 April 2017 All day Royal Wolverhampton NHS Hospital Trust

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Young people interested in an NHS career have the chance to spend a day at the Royal Wolverhampton NHS Hospital Trust to sample a range of career opportunities. This event is fully booked. For more information please email Liz Westwood.

Supported by:
Royal Wolverhampton NHS Hospital Trust
Ready, Steady, Learn! Adult Education Service Showcase Thursday 6 April 2017 Various, see booking information Foyer Building, Adult Education Service, Old Hall Street, WV1 3AU

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Things to try:

The Italian Job language learning and employment class
9.30am to 11.30am

Fun with English and Craft
10am to 12pm

Shrink Wrap Jewellery
10am to 12pm

British Sign Language Taster
1pm to 1.50pm and 2pm to 2.50pm

Introduction to Macro Photography
1pm to 3pm

Creating Flower Accessories
3pm to 5pm

Family Signing
5pm to 5.50pm and 6pm to 6.50pm

Henna Painting
5pm to 7pm.
Free, just turn up. For more information visit this website or call 01902 551658.

Supported by:
City of Wolverhampton Council
Turn your hobby into a business Thursday 6 April 2017 10am - 3pm Mander Centre Upper Mall, next to New Look

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Whether it’s baking, crafts, flower arranging or painting, you can find out about getting support to turn your hobby or interest into a business. You can also display your hobby goods for free and find out more about becoming self-employed. Free, just drop in, or book ahead if you would like a stall. For more information please email or call 01902 572397.

Supported by:
Access to Business and Mander Centre
Find out about Fostering Friday 7 April 2017 10am - 4pm Queen Square, City Centre

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Fostering for Wolves is looking to recruit people over 21, either sole carers or couples, who would like to provide a loving home for local children. Access to support is available 24 hours a day. Find out more about the role and potential rewards by visiting the Fostering Bus and asking any questions you have. Just turn up. For more information visit this website or call 01902 551133.

Supported by:
City of Wolverhampton Council

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Volunteering Events

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Event Date Time Venue Details Booking
Volunteer Recruitment Party Friday 7 April 2017 10am - 2pm Mander Centre Upper Mall, next to New Look

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Come along and enjoy a drink and find out more about volunteering. Talk to those offering opportunities for residents and learn about how volunteering can benefit you. It could help you to reduce stress, find friends, share existing skills or gain new ones, become more involved in the community and even potentially advance your career. Just turn up. For more information please email or visit this website.

Supported by:
Wolverhampton Volunteer Centre
Find out about Fostering Friday 7 April 2017 10am - 4pm Queen Square, City Centre

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Fostering for Wolves is looking to recruit people over 21, either sole carers or couples, who would like to provide a loving home for local children. Access to support is available 24 hours a day. Find out more about the role and potential rewards by visiting the Fostering Bus and asking any questions you have. Just turn up. For more information visit this website or call 01902 551133.

Supported by:
City of Wolverhampton Council
Mayor's City Volunteer Celebration Friday 7 April 2017 2pm Mayor’s Parlour, Civic Centre

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A celebration of volunteering in the city hosted by the Mayor and Mayoress of the City of Wolverhampton, Councillor Barry Findlay and Mrs Margaret Findlay. Organisations can nominate volunteer representatives to attend. This event is fully booked. For more information please email Martha Cummings.

Supported by:
The Mayor of the City of Wolverhampton

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Healthy Living

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Event Date Time Venue Details Booking
Beat The Street Wednesday 15 March – Wednesday 3 May 2017 To suit you Various - across the city
A fun, free game for everyone. Cycle, walk and run from 15 March – 3 May 2017 and tap your Beat the Street card on sensors across the city to clock up miles and win prizes for yourself or join a team to win leaderboard prizes. If Wolverhampton clocks up more than 200,000 miles, Beat the Street will donate £1,000 to Compton Hospice. Pick up your card from WV Active, libraries, Bantock Park and Bilston Town Hall. For more information visit this website.

Supported by:
City of Wolverhampton Council and Sport England
WV Active Super Saturday Saturday 1 April 2017 10am - 4pm WV Active Aldersley, Aldersley Road, WV6 9NW
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WV Active Bilston-Bert Williams, Nettlefolds Way, WV14 0EF
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WV Active Central, Bath Avenue, WV1 4EG
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Activities on offer:

Aldersley

Cycling, 9am to 11am
Athletics, 11am to 1pm
Born to Move classes,
12pm to 12.30pm for 8-12 years or 12.30pm to 1pm for 13-15 years
Reggae Spin, 12pm to 12.45pm.

Bilston-Bert Williams

Pilates, 1pm to 1.45pm
Born to Move classes,
2pm to 2.30pm for 8-12 years or 2.30pm to 3pm for 13-15 years
Reggae Spin, 2.15pm to 3pm.

Central

Free swimming with floats, beach balls and footy goals, 10am to 4pm
Reggae Spin, 10am to 10.45am
Bhangra Blaze, 11am to 11.45am.
Free, just turn up. For more information visit www.wvactive.com or call 01902 551010.

Supported by:
City of Wolverhampton Council
Benefits Advice Drop-in Tuesday 4 April 2017 10am - 1pm Whitmore Reans Library, Bargate Drive, Wolverhampton WV6 0QW
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Come along and get help with your benefit questions such as council tax discounts, blue badge enquiries and disability allowance.

Free, just turn up. For more information email or call 01902 553445.

Supported by:
City of Wolverhampton Council

Family Carer Support and Information Wednesday 5 April 2017 10am - 12noon Wednesfield Hub, Well Lane, Wolverhampton WV11 1XT
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If you care for a family member, come along and find out what support is available including benefits entitlement, information on carers assessments and the carers emergency card. Free, just turn up. For more information email or call 01902 553429

Supported by:
City of Wolverhampton Council
Memory Matters Drop-in Thursday 6 April 2017 10am - 1pm Pendeford Hub, Whitburn Close, Wolverhampton WV9 5NL
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If you’re concerned about your memory or that of a family member, come along and find out what help and advice is available in the community, from health providers and voluntary organisations. Free, just turn up. For more information email or call 01902 553445.

Supported by:
City of Wolverhampton Council
Free health check Various - see details Various - see details Various - see details Come along and get a free health check including blood pressure, height, weight, cholesterol and sugar levels plus lifestyle information on smoking, increasing physical activity, reducing alcohol and healthy eating.
 
Saturday 1 April 2017
WV Active Venues
Bilston-Bert Williams, Nettlefolds Way, WV14 0EF; Central, Bath Avenue, WV1 4EG; Aldersley, Aldersley Road, WV6 9NW. 9am – 4pm.
 
Monday 3 April 2017
The Workspace, All Saints Road, Wolverhampton WV2 1EL. 11.30am – 2pm.
 
Friday 7 April 2017
Mander Centre Upper Mall, next to New Look. 10am to 2pm.
Free, just turn up. For more information visit this website, call 01902 553838 or text 07747 532898 to find out about staying healthy.

Supported by:
City of Wolverhampton Council
Free health advice Various - see details Various - see details Various - see details Come along and get lifestyle information on smoking, increasing physical activity, reducing alcohol and healthy eating.

Monday 3 April 2017
Bilston Market, Black Country Route. 10am – 12noon.

Tuesday 4 April 2017
Ashmore Park Health Centre, Griffiths Drive. 10am – 1pm.

Tuesday 4 April 2017
Wolverhampton Racecourse, Gorsebrook Road, WV6 0PE
4pm – 7pm.

Wednesday 5 April 2017
Bilston Library, Mount Pleasant, WV14 7LU. 10am – 12noon.

Thursday 6 April 2017
New Cross Hospital, East Entrance, Wolverhampton Road, Heath Town, WV10 0QP. 9am – 5pm
Free, just turn up. For more information visit this website, call 01902 553838 or text 07747 532898 to find out about staying healthy.

Supported by:
City of Wolverhampton Council

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Support for Businesses

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Event Date Time Venue Details Booking
Tendering and Winning Business in the Health and Social Care Sector Monday 3 April 2017 Register 1.30pm, start 2pm Hayward Suite, Molineux Stadium, Waterloo Road, WV1 4QR

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Businesses providing social care and public health services are invited to meet social care commissioners, get early information about contract opportunities, find out how to win more business and give their input on how services could be designed and delivered more efficiently. Visit this website to book now. For more information please email.

Supported by:
City of Wolverhampton Council
Apprentices are great for business Tuesday 4 April 2017 5pm, 5.30pm, 6pm or 6.30pm Wolverhampton Racecourse, Gorsebrook Road, WV6 0PE

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Employers are invited to attend one of these four 20-minute briefing sessions – covering everything about taking on an apprentice, the support available, changes to apprenticeship funding and find out how business can benefit from having an apprentice. Free, just turn up at one of the session times. For more information email Ravinder Lalli or call 01902 550591.

Supported by:
City of Wolverhampton College, City of Wolverhampton University and City of Wolverhampton Council

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Partner Events

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Event Date Time Venue Details Booking
Grass Roots Voices – City Shapers Launch Monday 3 April 2017 12.30pm - 3pm Molineux Stadium, Waterloo Road, WV1 4QR

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The City of Wolverhampton is committed to ensuring all residents can benefit from the opportunities being created in the City. To support this, the Bishop of Wolverhampton is leading and facilitating a year long process with a group of residents and the city’s civic, business, voluntary and faith leaders to explore improvements. Invited audience only. For more information please email.

This event and process is being led and sponsored by Transforming Communities Together, the Diocese of Lichfield jointly with the Church Urban Fund.
City Shapers Briefing Session Monday 3 April 2017 3pm onwards Molineux Stadium, Waterloo Road, WV1 4QR

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This briefing session is for invited city’s civic, business, voluntary and faith leaders to understand their role in the Grass Roots Voices-City Shapers year long process. Invited audience only. For more information please email.

It is being led by the Bishop of Wolverhampton and sponsored by Transforming Communities Together, the Diocese of Lichfield jointly with the Church Urban Fund.
Conference: Shouting from the Rooftops Monday 3 April 2017 9.45am - 11.15am International Suite, Molineux Stadium, Waterloo Road, WV1 4QR

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This conference will celebrate the work being done by partners to ensure Wolverhampton is a great place to live, learn and work. Find out more about how the city is supporting its residents to compete for work and its companies to access local contracts, as well as how to achieve more and spread the word about the excellent work being done. Invited audience only. For more information please email.

Supported by:
Citizens Advice Wolverhampton
Careers into Care Skills Dinner Thursday 6 April 2017 6pm - 8.30pm Wolverhampton Art Gallery, Lichfield Street, WV1 1DU

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The dinner is for those within the health and care sector to celebrate and showcase the great work being undertaken between employers, training providers and local people to deliver quality services. Guests will be able to pledge to provide employment opportunities for local residents. Invited audience only. For more information please email.

Supported by:
City of Wolverhampton Council

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