Just Straight Talk

“We aim to empower people to build better lives”

Advocate

We are able to speak up for individuals and act on their behalf and them in a range of complex situations such as benefit assessments , appeals, with debt agencies, social services, housing, doctor's appointments.

Mentor

We provide support over a period of time to help and guide people through difficult situations, to overcome issues and barriers and change their lives for the better.

Support

We provide individual support for people facing a range of issues or who are in difficult situations. Working 1-2-1 we work with people to identify and address their main barriers, develop coping skills, improve confidence and well being

Empower

Whilst working with people to address their issues and barriers we actively support them to become stronger, more confident and gain control over their own lives.

"Stacey saved my life, I wouldn’t be here today if it wasn’t for the support I gained from JST"
Clive

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So inspired by these young people sharing their journeys and stories of how @TalentMatchBC has supported them through tough times #NoOneLeftBehind @TNLComFund

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These quirky creations have created quite a buzz in #Coseley as @JustStraightTal work to tackle social isolation. Pretty special to see so many residents, local groups and businesses support this fantastic cause! Read more: http://socsi.in/wB1Hq #endloneliness

We are forever thankful for the support and hard work the @midcountiescoop colleagues commit to in order to raise funds for people in need.. https://twitter.com/midcountiescoop/status/1192833096103743489

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2 days ago

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And the highlight of my day... At our Memory Cafe which is for people who are living with dementia; whether themselves, a loved one or friend. Here is Mollie Edwards, now 102 years young is a character with a smile and a joke or a story to share every time I see her. She is a delight. Each week I see Mollie she tells me how she used to knit from an early age, how she owned a wool shop and how she knitted most of her own clothes. She also tells me how she can't knit anymore, a statement backed up by her son who brought her to the group. Well today, I emptied out the needles on the table and continued a small square I had started last week. "oh now you're taking me back! " she exclaimed. Still adament that she can't knit anymore, I didn't push it but continued to knit casually whilst sitting next to her. At very least I thought she may enjoy watching me. The she asks, “are you knitting or pearling?" when I said I don't know how to pearl, she asks, " would you like me to show you?“. Well that was it, I never got the knitting back as she knitted continuously for 40 minutes with a big smile and saying "I can't belive this!" as she amazes her son and there are smiles all round. I could have cried. It was a magical moment to share. As if that wasn't enough she said "look at this! I'll be walking out of here too in a minute, I can't walk but I feel I could!“
Mollie has taken the knitting back to her flat 😏❤️ Coseley Life Coseley Village Tenants and Residents Association Coseley Neighbourhood Watch Dementia Friends
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2 days ago

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Check out these cute creations....Thank you for the inspiration Heather, what do we reckon pom-pommers? Looks tough to me but reckon this community has the skills and patience to make them!!? Watch this space ... See MoreSee Less

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3 days ago

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Getting excited for Thursdays quiz night at Parkes Hall social club join JST The Midcounties Co-operative and White House Cancer Support for a night of music, drinks, raffles, giggles and a quiz! Tickets and teams still available call Kerry on: 01902 880909 for tickets £5.00 each! We hope to See you there, Kate and Team ... See MoreSee Less

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3 days ago

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Join the JST team down at this fantastic event tomorrow at the Copthorne hotel, Brierley Hill. See how many opportunities there are for you to start your journey into work. ... See MoreSee Less

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5 days ago

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We are proud to say that someone we are supporting will be having a stall here showcasing her talent and we wish her every success 👍😀Get into the festive spirit at Coseley Christmas Market at Rainbow Street Community Centre on Saturday 23rd November, Christmas stalls, Santa's Grotto, Free Mulled Wine and Mince Pies 😋🎄🎁🤩 ... See MoreSee Less

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