About us

Just Straight Talk is a Community project supporting people by providing the practical help and motivation they need to turn their lives around and reach their life goals.

Since 2012 JST has worked holistically with the most complex individuals, or simply those that just need a helping hand. The team constantly goes the extra mile to ensure full support for people by providing a range of practical, inspirational support and mentoring. JST has a strong track record of helping people increase their confidence and self-esteem which results with engaging positively within society.

JST is proud to work in collaboration with many other partners to ensure that people get the right support at the right time and that the support is connected and coordinated.

Our values

  • We are passionate about supporting people to reclaim their lives
  • We are a person-centred organisation seeing every client as an individual with their own specific needs
  • We work through collaboration with the individual to empower them, with action plans tailored with and not for the client

Some info about us

  • 2015City Deal "Working Together"
    APRIL - Just Straight Talk began to deliver the City Deal “Working Together” project, which is led by Accord Housing in conjunction with Black Country Training Group (BCTG) and Dudley MBC Adult & Community Learning. As part of the wider City Deal offer – the ‘Working Together’ pilot project aims to increase the employability and employment of 2,800 long-term unemployed and economically inactive Black Country social housing tenants and move 900 of them into work over a 3 year delivery period. JST is able to offer support for Kate’s Hill (Dudley) and Prince’s End (Sandwell) residents (18+) living in social tenancies.
  • 2014Talent Match
    OCTOBER - JST became a partner for Talent Match Black Country, hosting a mentor within their offices. The project works to support thematic groups to increase confidence and self esteem through mentoring, and to increase motivation and eliminate barriers to employment, training and education.
  • 2013Achieved Building Blocks Award
    Building Blocks is a programme of support available to voluntary and community organisations (including social enterprises) in the Dudley borough. The programme helps organisations to ensure that they are well run, that they have the correct paperwork in place, and that they are planning for their future financial sustainability. Organisations that successfully complete the kite mark are awarded with a Building Blocks certificate. Building Blocks is run by Dudley CVS and funded by the Big Lottery Fund.
  • 2013Start of Just Straight Talk
    Just Straight Talk began as an unusual partnership between a church and a pub. Starting out with informal information, advice and guidance sessions, we've blossomed into what we are today.
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