A chance to deliver summer holiday activities & meals

The Department of Education has announced grants to fund the local co-ordination of free holiday activities and healthy food for disadvantaged children during 2019 summer holidays.  The aim of this is to support local organisations strengthen both the quality standards and quantity of free holiday activities with healthy food available

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5 Steps to wellbeing

What is the difference between health and wellbeing? Health is a state of the overall mental and physical state of a person; the absence of disease. Whereas wellbeing is a way of life that aims to enhance well-being and refers to a more holistic whole-of-life experience which also includes emotional

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Wishing you a happy, healthy New Year!

This is our first year as the Active Wellbeing Society – here’s a quick review of what we’ve been doing: The Active Wellbeing Society is a Community Benefit Society. We recognise that the parts of our community who are most in need are often most excluded from influence, and will

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An Inside look into the Couch to 5K programme

By Run Birmingham Activator Sally Bynoe As you may already know, a lot of the work that we at The Active Wellbeing Society is to do is with people starting out on their exercise journey. With Run Birmingham, we work to support those taking their first steps and often have

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One Hundred Years of Representing Birmingham

Birmingham played a key role one hundred years ago in women gaining the vote – ‘Represent’ is a new community heritage project funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund to explore the impact on the lives of Birmingham’s people now and then.

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Mince Pies and catch up in Handsworth

Join us for Mince Pies and a Crowd Catch Up in Handsworth.  The Active Communities team would like to invite you to a festive gathering to help shape the community activity plan that has been designed to address the top issues you voted on earlier this year. Tuesday 18th December

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How Active Communities brings folk together in Solihull

On Friday we were next door to Planet Ice to meet Hobs Moat and Greenhill Active Communities with Solihull Council, to better understand the assets locally and listen to ideas on how we can develop happier, stronger communities and get people active.  At the event itself two local people met for

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Grans run too – Cheryl’s Run Birmingham Story

Here’s Cheryl, 44 from Birmingham. This is her Run Birmingham story: “I volunteer for the Real Junk Food Project here in Birmingham and that got me thinking about my health and wellbeing. I was focusing on what I was eating but I couldn’t remember the last time I did any

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What it looks like to me

Saheli women have been participating in a weekly photography course working towards a visual exhibition representing a diary of their lives – Visualising Women’s Voices.

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Drawing another souper partnership

Villa Cross Soup Kitchen provides a hot meal, clothing, advice and assistance to people in need.  We joined Ben Jones, cartoonist giving away cartoon portraits, and spent Tuesday lunchtime chatting with people there.

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Ways to stay healthier this winter

As the weather takes a turn for the cold outside, winter needn’t be the unhealthiest time of year for you and your family. Here are some tips and tricks to help you stay fit and healthy even if you want to stay under the duvet and hibernate, you can keep

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Camaraderie, Creation, Community at West Park

The 2010 parliament report on the ageing population  declared ‘By 2050 one in-four of the UK population will be aged 65 and over.’ Elders at West Park Community Centre led half term family fun – art activities and games with local families over two days.

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