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.
We are currently offering the following services:
Food Parcels: We are providing a limited number of emergency food parcels on a first come first served basis for Birmingham residents only. You can find out more here.
Cooked meals: You can pick up free, nutritious meals from our Big Feed Community Cafes, as well as recipe kits and some food parcels too. Find more info about the Cafes here.
Bulk Food Collection: The Active Wellbeing Society is able to offer bulk food collections for organisations to collect from our distribution centre in Digbeth by appointment only. Find out more about bulk food collections here
Telephone support: We are committed to supporting those in need in our communities through our telephone support ‘Listen and Connect‘ service. Find out more here.
Clothing: Excellent quality clothing is available for free for individuals and organisations to request through our Wear and Share project. Find out more and request here.
Our impact as of January 2021
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.
Find info here about emergency helplines, and out of hours support available from a range of organisations.
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.