We rise by lifting others
During the Covid-19 pandemic #BrumTogether has been the city’s coalition of voluntary, community and faith groups, for essential supplies and support. The network included more than 80 partner organisations working together to provide those most in need with essential support and services. This involved co-ordinating and delivering food parcels, hot meals, hygiene products, clothing, baby supplies and children’s activity packs to families.
To support the most vulnerable and disadvantaged in our communities, The Active Wellbeing Society also delivered a friendly phone chat service, virtual wellbeing activities and shared positive stories of people coming together to support each other.
Food support: As of 01/07/21 we are no longer offering emergency food parcels. You can find out about free cooked meals available at our community cafés here. You can find out about alternative local food support here.
Telephone support: We now offer a ‘Listen and Connect‘ telephone support service. Find out more here.
Our impact as of January 2021
Listen and Connect is a telephone service with a difference! If you are worried and would like to speak to someone from our team then please get in touch
We’ve put together a schedule of live streams and on demand activities, helping people of all ages to keep their minds and bodies active.
Find out about support previously available below
Organisations distributing food to individuals and communities were able to secure food for their organisation.
Support with accessing food was available through ourselves and a range of voluntary organisations across the city.
We supported streets and helped residents and volunteers to work together to support both neighbours on their street and the wider community during the crisis and beyond.
Our ‘Things to Do’ page gives ideas on things to do, and connect with others through creativity and culture.
With the need for key workers to get to work safely, we loaned our fleet of bikes to people working on the frontline emergency services.
Find helpful information about some of the partners we worked with during the pandemic, and local services.