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Active Communities – Building Community Resilience

Being part of a community, and having support networks, is really important – especially during a crisis like the coronavirus pandemic. The Active Communities programme...

Aston volunteers reflect on their experiences working on the #BrumTogether campaign

Aston University has been a key part of the #BrumTogether campaign. Since May, Aston University’s Student Union has housed the food distribution centre which has...

Mark’s story

Wear and Share was created in partnership with the Aston Villa Foundation in response to a growing need for access to clothing during the coronavirus...

Wear and Share – Responding to need

Wear and Share is a new project, created in partnership with the Aston Villa Foundation, which collects donations of clothes that have been previously used...

Take a walk on the wild side

Spending time outdoors or going for a walk can have a positive effect on our mental and physical wellbeing. Over the last few months, many...

Streets in Birmingham support their local foodbank

Since March, The Station pub in Kings Heath has served as a local foodbank. The owners, Darren and Adele, have been working with Birmingham Community...

Local examples of sharing to help others

During Covid-19, we have seen lots of examples of sharing within communities. People have been willing to donate food, share tools and volunteer their time....

Reflections on Virtual Wellbeing

Prior to Covid-19, The Active Wellbeing Society (TAWS) delivered a range of free and accessible activities, including Tai Chi and Dance Fitness, in parks, green...

A day in the life of a volunteer – David Newsome

David Newsome and his wife Jane have been volunteering with #BrumTogether for the last two months. On Wednesday and Thursday afternoons, they both deliver food...

Reflections on food distribution

For the last 13 weeks, The Active Wellbeing Society (TAWS) have paused our normal activities and refocused our work to provide relief and support to...