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.
#BrumTogether is a network of over 80 organisations and countless individuals that have come together in response to Coronavirus and the lockdown. This network of community organisations and mutual aid groups have worked together to provide support for local people including the delivery of food parcels, hygiene products, and essential supplies such as clothing and household items.
The Big Feed Project provides free meals to people across Birmingham to ensure everyone has access to nutritious and tasty cooked food. The meals are made from locally sourced surplus food that would otherwise end up in landfill- combining the fight against food waste, food poverty and social isolation all at once!
Wear and Share is a new project, created in partnership with the Aston Villa Foundation, which collects donations of clothes that have been previously used and loved, and passes them on to new owners. Over the last 10 weeks, Wear and Share have received approximately 700 bags of donated clothing and delivered to over 100 people.
What we do....
We are working with a network of voluntary organisations distribute food to those in need (either cooked meals or ingredients packages).
Listen and Connect is a telephone service. If you are worried and would like to speak to someone from our team then please get in touch
Social Prescribing provides alternative ways of addressing emotional and mental health with support that starts in and around health centres.
We’re working with Aston Villa Foundation to collect and distribute clothes to those most in need across the city