We’re still here to help following tier 4 changes

Since the Covid-19 pandemic, #BrumTogether – a network of over 80 organisations and countless individuals have come together in response to Coronavirus and the lockdown. This network of community organisations and mutual aid groups have worked together alongside The Active Wellbeiing Society to provide support for local people including the delivery of food parcels, hygiene products, and essential supplies such as clothing and household items.

To support the most vulnerable and disadvantaged in our communities, The Active Wellbeing Society has also delivered a friendly phone chat service, virtual wellbeing activities, and sharing positive stories of people coming together to support each other.

Following the tier 4 changes for Birmingham we can still offer support in a number of ways:

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. If you are in need of telephone support please head to our dedicated Listen and Connect page.

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.

Virtual Wellbeing: 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 during these tough times. You can view our on demand activities here or follow our Facebook page for live videos

Key Links and Resources

You can also find out about Services and Helplines operating in Birmingham. On the following link you can see a list of and contact details for organisations which may be able to help over the coming weeks. Find out more here

Find information and contact info about local organisations, foodbanks and groups who may be able to assist with emergency food support and additional support here. – This resource gives contact information about alternative support and services, but it is strongly recommended that you contact the foodbank/group first to check if they are currently offering food parcels, and if so, how to access these.

You can also find a directory of local foodbanks at: www.findfoodbanksbrum.org.uk

Please note due to changes in circumstances after the time of publication, the accuracy of the information may be affected. The information may have changed without notice and The Active Wellbeing Society is not in any way liable for the accuracy of any information printed and stored or in any way interpreted and used by a user. We therefore encourage you to contact the organisation directly.

If you need to contact us:

Telephone: 0121 728 7030   Email: [email protected]

Our phone lines are open Monday to Friday, 8am – 6pm and Saturday, 8am – 4pm.

Adeel Khan
Author: Adeel Khan