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Advice and guidance

by Confederation of Bangladeshi Organisations (CBO)

About our activities / service

Accessibility details Fully accessible
Opening hours 9 am to 4:30 pm

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CBO is very unique in Sandwell providing welfare benefits, immigration and debt advice under one roof. Our team of advisors are multi-skilled and aim to provide one step service and can deal with queries relating general advice, welfare benefits, immigration & Nationality. In 2016/17 CBO dealt with 2386 clients cases (only 49% Bangladeshis) Financial confirm gains of £1,358,962 for local residents. CBO is regulated by OISC and Financial Conduct Authority. CBO is member of Sandwell Advice Providers Network and works in partnership with Sandwell Welfare Rights Service, Citizens Advice Sandwell, Sandwell Consortium and other community based advice providers in Sandwell.

Staff qualifications Advisors are trained and qualified. CBO is accredited by OISC, Matrix and Financial Conduct Authority.
Genders Both
Age focus 6 year olds, 7 year olds, 8 year olds, 9 year olds, 10 year olds, 11 year olds, 12 year olds, 13 year olds, 14 year olds, 15 year olds, 16 year olds, 17 year olds, 18 year olds, 19-25 year olds, 26-65 year olds, 65+ year olds

About the organisation

CBO is an umbrella forum organisation and the overall vision is to improve the quality of life for all Bangladeshi and other BME groups living and working in the Sandwell Borough. Our aims include: promoting positive pathways into inclusion through an innovative intervention in education, training, learning & employment support, assist the implementation of anti poverty strategy which seals with most excluded individuals in the community through developing and expanding counselling, advocacy and support services for Bangladeshi in Sandwell. Development of a more transparent culture so that community development can be shared within a style of openness and trust, building new partnerships credibility in the communities and the agencies, increasing community pride and individual self confidence through skills development and managing local facilities, development and implementation of a range of community involvement and empowerment strategies to encourage the particiapation of the Bangladeshi community, especially those groups which are most excluded and/or hard to reach e.g. women, young people and elderly.

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Please email us at earlyhelp@scvo.info, including what your concern is and what service or activity this relates to.