CAP’s mission is to foster and support the development of individuals, groups and organisations within the African Caribbean community, in particular, tenants living in or around the Windmill Lane estate of Smethwick. Whilst it will provide its services for all local people and has an open door, non-judgemental policy, it will have as its ultimate aim to address the needs of the African Caribbean community.
This community is an ethnic group that has often been left behind in terms of employment and educational opportunities, affordable quality housing, access to health and social services, as well as a lack of black-specific voluntary support structures, strategic representation and political influence.
CAP’s aim is to redress this balance through providing one-stop services for the target community to access work, education, health, housing and services locally. Its capacity and scope has been widened through strong support and partnerships locally. These partners/stakeholders include:
- Resident’s Groups
- Smethwick Regeneration Partnership
- Smethwick and Oldbury Primary Care Trust
- Sandwell College
- Black Country Learning & Skills Council
- Smethwick SureStart
- Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council