New Beginnings Community is a new charity, building on over six years of experience in our local community of Sandwell and surrounding area. Our desire is to work with people to seek ways to enhance and build cohesion, and to support and empower those who are marginalised at the edges of our community. This is especially necessary as our community begins what will be a long journey out of the pandemic. To achieve this, using Asset Based Community Development, we will facilitate and develop a number of projects which allow people to come together to establish supportive and encouraging friendships and partnerships. We believe that a community flourishes best when we are a movement working together, and that everyone benefits when we welcome, embrace, include and give dignity to, the diversity of thoughts, ideas and ways of working that people from different backgrounds, experiences and identities bring.
community development worker
Carrie, previously Community Development Worker at a local church, and volunteer before that, has brought her wealth of experience to this new venture. Sandwell Early Years Volunteer of the Year, with over 10 years of Ofsted Outstanding rated early years work, Carrie cares passionately about the community and wants to see it flourish. She believes every person adds value to our community and is excited about the potential of activities and projects in the near future.
Esther helps run New Beginnings Baby Bundles with Carrie, along with a team of volunteers. She works for Thrive Together Birmingham on Birmingham Poverty Truth Commission and Body Mind Spirit Partnership. Esther is also a Trustee with Sandwell Churches' Link, as well as The Survivor Lighthouse CIC, and has a heart for a flourishing community.
Chair of trustees
Peter brings experience from a number of Trusteeships, including Smethwick CAN, as well as being a community focused Baptist minister. Peter believes that there is a divine spark in each of us, and that every person has something to offer
John, husband to Carrie works in the Finance and Accounting Industry. John was previously the Finance Coordinator for a local Church and is now bringing his expertise to New Beginnings Community.