Launch of urgent appeal for Birmingham food distribution donations

#BrumTogether, a network of over 80 community organisations and voluntary groups across Birmingham, has launched an urgent appeal to support those hit hardest by Covid-19 and lockdown, as well as struggling families through the school holidays. Nearly 60,000 food parcels have been distributed across the city by The Active Wellbeing

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Co-operative Party Regional Conference

The Co-operative Party – ‘the party of the co-operative movement, committed to building a society in where power and wealth are shared’ is holding a series of virtual regional Conferences across the UK, held on Zoom in 2021. The Active Wellbeing Society Chief Executive Karen Creavin presented the learnings from

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Social Prescribers Support the Covid-19 Vaccine Rollout

Social Prescribers at The Active Wellbeing Society (TAWS) have been supporting the Covid-19 vaccine rollout at GP surgeries across the city. The team are supporting in a number of ways, such as welcoming patients as they arrive at practices, carrying out temperature checks, and helping people to navigate their way

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Rookery Runners & Walkers Group

Rookery Runners and Walkers Group was set up at Rookery Park, Erdington, in April 2019. It aimed to provide a supportive environment in which people could be guided through the ‘Couch to 5K’ programme, and give local people the opportunity to connect with each other. Sally, one of our Run/Walk

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#ThisIsPants campaign launch

The last year has been incredibly difficult for so many people. Every day as the news streams in about the mounting number of deaths, cases, and the R rate it takes a toll on our resilience, our ability to the weather the storm.  We’ve spent the last year working closely

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Community working in partnership helps win award

The Active Wellbeing Society (TAWS) has been awarded ‘Best Community Initiative- West Midlands’ in Corporate Vision Magazine’s 2020 Small Business Awards. Corporate Vision is a digital platform to support and guide better business practices. TAWS is thrilled to receive this award which recognises our work during 2020, and more specifically

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Key updates following new lockdown restrictions

In light of the latest government announcement regarding lockdown, regrettably all our outdoor activity sessions must stop with immediate effect. The government has announced a range of new restrictions designed to combat the steep rise in coronavirus (Covid-19) infections. More information about what is and isn’t allowed is available on the

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Reflections on the Listen and Connect Service

Our team work extremely hard offering a safe space for people to feel heard and to talk about what is important to them; alongside practical solutions with links to clothing, food support and Share Shacks (borrowing tools and sharing practical skills). Julie is one of our latest team members to join

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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

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Birmingham Information on Services and Helplines

The following is a list of contact details for organisations which may be able to help during lockdown and beyond. 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

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