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Being Me In Life…

Being yourself is most important in life. If you feel there is something stopping you from being you, then see below to find out who can support you…

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If you still do not understand, then please contact us, or email us at shape_events@sandwell.gov.uk

We are here to help with anything you do not understand, and we can also point you in the right direction!


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Have your voice heard

  • To be involved with the SHAPE Youth Forum and get you voice heard, click here

Information about Sandwell

  • To Discover Sandwell and what is going on, click here
  • To find more information about being Healthy in Sandwell, click here
  • For information about Sandwell Family Life, click here
  • To find out what Parks In Sandwell, click here

General Life

  • To get advice from the Citizens Advice Bureau, click here
  • For help with how to set up a bank account, click here
  • For help and support surrounding your welfare and rights, click here

Student Finance

  • For more information about Post-16 student finance, click here
  • For more information about educational funding, click here

Jobs and Careers

  • For careers advice and guidance, click here
  • For advice on how to write a CV, click here
  • For information and guidance about how to set up your own business, click here

Employment and Education

  • For guidance for students about being employed whilst in education, click here
  • To find more information about Sandwell Council’s Graduate Development Programme and how to get involved, click here
  • For help and support with getting in to jobs, training and education, click here


  • For information about how to get on to the housing ladder, click here

Food, Recipes & Cooking

  • To find some of Sandwell’s favourite recipes, click here
  • To visit BBC Good Food for recipes, click here