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 has 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 have also delivered a friendly phone chat service, virtual wellbeing activities and sharing positive stories of people coming together to support each other.
As we have moved out of the emergency phase for Covid-19 and with the easing of lockdown measures, The Active Wellbeing Society (TAWS) are no longer taking requests for some of our emergency Covid-19 services
We know our services have been a lifeline and we have tried to keep it running for as long as possible. However, due to funding coming to an end we will be unable to deliver these services. The Active Wellbeing Society are deeply sorry to anyone affected and will still do our best to try and help you if you are in need. We are also grateful to our strategic partners, volunteers and all the community organisations and groups who supported #BrumTogether over the last 6 months.
We are now operating a reduced service and can still offer support in a number of ways including our Listen and Connect service.
You can find out more at www.theaws.co.uk/relief
Our impact as of 30th Sept 2020
Bulk Food Orders to other organisations
Hours Phone Support
If you are feeling lonely and need a friendly chat, or need some food or urgent supplies then please don’t hesitate to contact us
All money received will go directly to the purchase of food items, hygiene packs, baby packs, and activity packs for children
Organisations that distribute food to deprived individuals and communities are able to secure food for their organisation.
We are working with a network of voluntary organisations to those in need (either cooked meals or ingredients packages).
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 want to support streets and help residents and volunteers to work together to support both neighbours on their street and the wider community during the crisis and beyond.
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.
With the need for key workers to get to work safely, we’ve loaned our fleet of bikes to people working on the frontline emergency services
Our ‘Things to Do’ page is a space for communities to come together, a space to just be, do and connect through creativity and culture.
We’ve created this page to store helpful information about our partners and services for local people.