As further encouragement to all our clients and wider community, to support government advice around social distancing;

OSCAR Sandwell will be closing it’s office with immediate effect for the foreseeable future due to COVID-19.

We will be working remotely from home so please do keep in touch and contact us for support, advice, information and guidance the following platforms can be used:

Website: https://www.oscarsandwell.org.uk/
Facebook: OSCAR Sandwell
Twitter: OSCARSandwell
Telephone: 0121 525 0556 – all calls are being diverted during usual office hours
Email: rachel.mcfee@oscarsandwell.org.uk

Thoughts and best wishes to you all,
OSCAR Sandwell

Coronavirus – (Covid 19)

As you are aware people with Sickle Cell and Thalassaemia are considered vulunerable and at risk.  Please take care to look after yourselves, follow relevant government advice on what to do and stay well.  These links provide the information and guidance regarding coronavirus (COVID-19), Sickle Cell and Thalassaemia.

Sickle Cell Society  –  https://www.sicklecellsociety.org/coronavirus-and-scd/

UK Thalassaemia Society  –  https://ukts.org/heads-up/coronavirus-information/

SCAT City Hospital – To contact the Sickle Cell and Thalassaemia Centre call: 0121 507 6040

NHS 111 on line Coronavirus Covid-19 helpline – https://111.nhs.uk/covid-19/

Other useful links:

Healthwatch Sandwell website:


Healthwatch Sandwell Facebook page:


Emergency help from Sandwell Council:



LEVEL ADVANCE USER GROUP MEETINGWelcome to the website of OSCAR Sandwell, a registered charity (1080599) and company limited by guarantee (3736648) that was established in 1988 to promote the well being of sufferers of Sickle Cell Anaemia and Thalassaemia.Organisation for Sickle Cell Anaemia Research and Thalassaemia Support (OSCAR) was first set up in the United Kingdom in 1975. OSCAR was developed to provide a direct service to the public and act as a link between Sickle Cell sufferers and the communities that were at risk from the conventional service providers.

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Our Mission Statement

Working together with service users, voluntary and statutory services and stakeholders to improve the quality of life for people affected by Sickle Cell and Thalassaemia in the Sandwell area.

OSCAR Sandwell aims to:

  • Improve public awareness of the disabling effects of Sickle Cell Anaemia and Thalassaemia.
  • To give advice and support individuals and families affected by these conditions.
  • Promote research into the prevention and cure of both Sickle Cell Anaemia and Thalassaemia blood disorders.
  • Raise funds to continue the promotional work of OSCAR Sandwell.

 We offer the following services:

  • Counselling
  • Support, Advice and Guidance
  • Training and Education
  • Home Visiting and Befriending
  • Social activities for all ages
  • Volunteering Opportunities
  • Meeting Room Hire

We are supported by the generous support of our funder and donors