Happy Healthy People Living Active and Connected Lives

A Community Benefit Society Working to Develop Happy Healthy Communities Living Active and Connected Lives

About us

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.

Latest news

Sport England Chief Executive, Tim Hollingsworth, visits Birmingham projects

On 17th November 2021, Tim Hollingsworth, Chief Executive of Sport England visited projects in Birmingham as part of the Active Communities programme, delivered alongside local community partner organisations. The visit also included an announcement of £6.5 million in funding for the West Midlands, building on the Commonwealth Games 2022 legacy.

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.

 An exciting initiative that aims to create innovative solutions to make it easier for people to access social and physical activity.

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.

Listen and Connect supports people on an individual basis and in small groups. To speak to someone from our team please get in touch.

"I received a food parcel and was very touched, emotional and extremely grateful for the kind gesture and generosity"

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