A Community Benefit Society Working to Develop Happy Healthy Communities Living Active and Connected Lives
The Active Wellbeing Society (TAWS) is a community benefit society and cooperative working to develop healthy, happy communities living active and connected lives.
Our vision is for a society where people have the autonomy, capacity, resources and skills to become the architects of their own destiny; where our individual wellbeing is recognised as being bound up in our collective responsibility to and dependency on each other; and where all of us feel empowered as agents of social change to make a difference – whether at an individual level or more widely.
By working collaboratively with communities we aim to bring about sustainable change on an social, environmental and economic level; to do the social knitting required to create stronger and more resilient communities and to support communities to identify, mitigate and remove the barriers that prevent them from living active and connected lives.
The Society was developed out of the successful Wellbeing Service set up by Birmingham City Council in June 2015.
Looking for something to do this summer? We have a range of activities and social groups where you can learn a new skill, have fun, get active, and meet new people. We also have activities for all the family to enjoy together. All of our activities and events are free. So take a look at what’s on in your area and pop along to one of our many venues across the city.
TAWS Sharing Days are open to organisations, funders, practitioners, policymakers and partners who are interested in gaining a deeper understanding of the work we do with communities. They showcase our work across system – from health to transport, community food to climate action, and provide an opportunity to meet with participants and hear their stories. Find out more or to book onto one of our Sharing Days.
We are delighted to have been recognised as Outstanding Charity of the Year, and Overall Business of the Year in the Asian Business Chamber of Commerce Awards on Thursday 18th November 2021. The awards recognise our work during #BrumTogether to support people in Birmingham, where we worked alongside a number of fantastic partner organisations, community groups and team of volunteers, and were supported by new and existing funders. We are thrilled to receive these awards and want to say thank you to all involved for their ongoing support.
Come join us and be part of a team that is passionate about helping communities become happier and healthier. We are always keen to speak to talented professionals who have a passion for community and wellbeing. Take a look at our current vacancies, we offer a wide range of opportunities within the organisation. So no matter what skills and qualification you have, there’s something for everyone.
What we do....
We offer a range of free activities in Birmingham, open to all. These include walks, bikes sessions and social activities in local spaces.
Our Big Feed Project provides free, nutritious cooked meals from surplus that would otherwise go to waste at our Cafés, and much more.
Social Prescribing provides alternative ways of addressing emotional and mental health with support that starts in and around health centres.
Find our full range of free activities and services aimed at improving wellbeing at an individual and community level.