#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

This page was last updated on the 15th December 2021 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.

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Love Exploring App Launches In The Black Country

We are delighted to be working with local partners to bring the Love Exploring app to Black Country parks and open spaces.   FREE to download, Love Exploring puts the power of discovery in your hands by providing a range of discovery games and guided tours that are fun to do and free to use. With

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Reflecting on #BrumTogether

#BrumTogether is a network of over 80 organisations and countless individuals that have come together in response to Coronavirus and the lockdown. This network of local organisations and mutual aid groups have worked together to provide support for local people including the delivery of food parcels, hygiene products, baby supplies,

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Listen & Connect: A Listening Service With A Difference

In March 2020  we launched a Befriending phone service in response to the COVID 19 lockdown. The aim of the service was to support people who were experiencing loneliness and isolation due to shielding or a loss of social and support networks.  We recognised that not being able to connect

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Stories through food

Stories have always been shared over a meal. But food also tells a story. It can transport you to another time, another country, another culture, without you even having to leave the plate in front of you. Food is deeply rooted in our histories and cultures and has evolved and

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Stepping Back in Time for Black History Month

During Black History Month, Virtual Wellbeing have teamed up with Black Heritage Walks Network to showcase a series of black heritage walks within Birmingham. The virtual walks are part of our sensory walk series within the Active Communities programme, which supports communities to become more socially, physically and civically active.

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Gallery37 North public art commissions

The Active Wellbeing Society are working in partnership with Punch records, and Saatchi House as part of the Gallery37 North launch to commission artworks across the public realm. Gallery37 is a creative residency programme where young people can rediscover themselves as artists We are jointly commissioning artists or arts organisations

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