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
It was January 2020 when we first started hearing about a novel coronavirus appearing in the Far East. It was a virus spreading so quickly that cities had to be quarantined and people were getting ill. It was devastating. “I just thought it was something happening somewhere else, I
#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,
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
Community Cafés The Big Feed Project provides free meals to people across Birmingham to ensure everyone has access to nutritious and tasty cooked food. The meals are made from locally sourced surplus food that would otherwise end up in landfill- combining the fight against food waste, food poverty and social
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
I am the lead for The Active Wellbeing Society’s Big Feed Community Cafés. With the help of volunteers, we run 6 cafés across the city, as well as a mobile catering van that is used to provide hot meals around Birmingham. This week, the van was at George Road Baptist
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.
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
#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
Every Halloween, the equivalent of 18,000 tonnes of edible pumpkin flesh goes to waste because 60% of consumers do not use the flesh of the pumpkins after carving it. As well as the delicious flesh which can be used for a variety of dishes, you can also roast the seeds
As we face renewed coronavirus restrictions, we’re reflecting on what coronavirus has meant for different groups across Birmingham. Today the spotlight is on young people. While we know young people’s experiences of coronavirus have varied massively, we’ve been lucky enough to chat with a few young Brummies to hear how coronavirus and the lockdown has affected them so far.