The Active Wellbeing Society (TAWS) is a Community Benefit Society established in 2017 to take forward the Wellbeing offer for Birmingham residents that was previously run by Birmingham Wellbeing Service. The Wellbeing Service which began in June 2015 offered residents the opportunity to be active, improve their health and connect with their local community, across parks and green spaces. It developed programmes that provoked physical and civic activity in conjunction with the communities and their anchor organisations.
The Active Wellbeing Society aims to enable people and communities to get active together, making happier, healthier people and places. It is grounded in the communities in Birmingham where change needs to take place the most, where inequalities are at their highest. We work innovatively with organisations, institutions, communities and individuals to contribute to a civic society where people have the autonomy, capacity, resources and skills to become the architects of their own destiny, creating and sustaining happy, healthy communities.
We are experts at delivering the necessary ‘social knitting’ (the connecting infrastructure within communities), using physical/social activities, that bring about sustainable societal change on a social, environmental and economic level.
Our mission is to:
- Advance health and save lives
- Advance citizenship and community development
- Provide relief to those in need because of their youth, age, ill-health, disability, financial hardship or other disadvantage.