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: As of 01/07/21 we are no longer offering emergency food parcels. You can find out more here.
Cooked meals: You can pick up free, nutritious meals from our Big Feed Community Cafes. Find more info about the Cafes 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.
Our impact as of January 2021
If you are feeling lonely and need a friendly chat, or want to find out about other support, find out more here.
All money received will go directly to the purchase of food items, hygiene packs, baby packs, and activity packs for children
Organisations distributing food to deprived individuals and communities were able to secure food for their organisation.
Support with accessing food is available through ourselves and a range of voluntary organisations across the city.
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 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.
Find helpful information about some of the partners we worked with during the pandemic, and local services.