Working with locals to provide support and make our community thrive.

NORTH SMETHWICK DEVELOPMENT TRUST

Our local pantry initiative has helped hundreds of families within Sandwell. See what we have achieved together.

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About Us: The Brasshouse

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We help hundreds of local lives in the community overcome poverty, by improving health and wellbeing and supporting children and young people so they reach their full potential.

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What we do: Our work

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We work with the local community to reduce the impacts of poverty. We offer support and empower locals through a number of initiatives.

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We offer a range of services to support our local area, through a range of initiatives to help our local community and people thrive.

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Community businesses: Supporting community

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Using our community businesses means you are having a direct impact on our work. All profits made, go back into supporting our local community.

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We want to make our local community a place where people feel pride in where they live and work. You can be a part of our great work and get involved today.

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At NSDT we have a vision to  positively impact and unleash the potential of North Smethwick by promoting social inclusion and community wellbeing.

How our important work is making a difference to our community.

North Smethwick Development Trust (NSDT) at the Brasshouse Community Centre welcomes you to our website which will give you some idea of who we are and what we do.

NSDT is a voluntary organisation and registered charity managed by local people for local people. Originally set up in 1988 to provide housing regeneration in North Smethwick, our focus now includes economic and social regeneration where we aim to make a real and positive contribution to the lives of people in North Smethwick.

At the Centre, we offer a range of activities, often in partnership with other voluntary groups and agencies for local people of all ages living in the neighbourhood of North Smethwick. Rooted in the community, we encourage people to play an active role in the development of local services.

If you haven’t been to the centre before, please do come and visit us. Our usual office opening hours are Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm. We also open in the evenings and at weekends for community events and classes. Check out our What’s On page for more information.

Your Local Pantry.
Making a difference to lives in our local community.

The impact of Coronavirus in 2020, further highlighted the impact that food poverty was having on local people. Find out how our initiative started and how the awareness raised from Marcus Rashford has helped with our campaign. See what we have been up to and how this service has helped hundreds of families in the community.

Find out more about our work and our ambitions for the local area.

Find out more about how Fareshare and Comic Relief help support our community.

Working to improve health and wellbeing.

Helping to bridge the gap on health and equality.

Working with people to encourage
Health & Wellbeing.

We are committed to working with our local community to improve health and wellbeing for all.

Focusing on building skills and increasing local employment.

We know it can often feel challenging to enter the world of work. We will help you strengthen and uncover your talents & skills to start work through training, work placements, apprenticeships, portfolio building and volunteering to help you reach your goals and build your confidence.

Getting you ready for the world of work.

Helping you find the skills to get you into work.

Building a better community.

Building a community where people feel pride in where they live and work.

Having a positive
impact on the environment.

We work with our local community to take pride in our local area and do what we can to take care of our planet. Together our efforts to improve the local area are vital so our community can lead healthier and happier lives.

Giving back to the community through our businesses.

The trust prides itself on giving back to the community. This means that by hiring our venues and using our catering services, you are having a direct impact to the important work we do to help our community.

Getting you ready for the world of work.

Helping you find the skills to get you into work.

Creative, fun and entertaining activities for all the family

Find out what's on and our upcoming events.

What's On

We run a range of fun and exciting activities at our community centre, and work in partnership with a range of partners to make sure that there is always something to do and somewhere to go that everyone can enjoy.

The centre of
our community

Our Brasshouse is the centre of the community and is a real hub for locals, helping bring members of our community together. 

Bringing our community together

A real hub for the community and North Smethwick.

Our catering service is perfect for your next corporate or private event. Our delicious food is made to your requirements and is made from only the best locally sourced ingredients. We can cater for all events and budgets and all profits are put back into the local community.

We have a range of spacious rooms for your next private function, meeting, party, corporate event or any other occasion to suit you. Our bright and contemporary rooms can accommodate up to 200 people and are easy to get to by a variety of transport links.

Our very own Brasshouse is at the heart of North Smethwick Development Trust. Our community centre is run by our dedicated staff, who ensure the smooth running of the centre with a core focus on supporting and building the local community.

Our Local Pantry has been supporting families across North Smethwick. For just £4.00 per week locals can choose a variety of nutritional food items including fruit and vegetables, as well as other essentials to help them lead better and healthier lives.

We need you! Do you want to help the local community and be a part of something big? We are always looking for keen volunteers ready to help us combat poverty and change lives within our community. Find out more about how you can get involved.

Want to get out and explore what's around you? We run many activities at our very own Brasshouse to bring locals together. We offer engaging, fun and creative activities for all ages and work in partnership with others to make sure there's always something to be a part of.

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Phone: 0121 555 5672
Email: info@nsdt.org.uk
Address: Brasshouse Lane, Smethwick, B66 1BA
Office hours:
Monday - Friday 09:00 - 17:00

Brasshouse Community Centre hours:
Monday - Friday 08:00 - 21:00
Saturday - Sunday 09:00 - 14:00