Donate today and help us to provide help to isolated and vulnerable people

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Please help Age Concern Birmingham to provide much needed support to isolated and vulnerable people by making a donation. Each bag of essential items we are providing costs around £12, but please do give whatever you can to help us make a difference to as many people as possible during this difficult time. You can make a donation to Age Concern Birmingham via the following link http://www.ageconcernbirmingham.org.uk/ donate/

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ACB Heritage Project – you can get involved from your home

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At Age Concern Birmingham we are inviting older people to join in with our Heritage Fund project by sending us your written and photographic memories. It could be memories from your childhood, of school or work, family life, past events, theatres and entertainment, the war time or any decade. We want to hear your stories and memories about local community life in Birmingham. And what’s more, writing down your memories is a great way to keep occupied during the isolation period. Tape it, …

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Birmingham Carers Hub is here to support carers

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During this isolating and worrying time for carers in Birmingham, our advisors are at the end of the phone to take your calls about caring issues and concerns. Call us between 9.30-4.30 Monday to Friday. We can also arrange to talk to carers at other times. As always, if you live in Birmingham and you’d like to be registered as a carer, please get in touch. 0333 006 9711 Or email us at info@birminghamcarershub.org.uk

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Thank you ACB for donation of baby milk powder

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A big thank you to ACB for the donation of 50 large tins of powdered baby milk which have been distributed to local services supporting mothers and babies in Birmingham. Theresa Millington, a mental health nurse on the Mother and Baby team of Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust said, “thank you so much for this donation which will really help out a lot of moms struggling financially or in isolation during this difficult time. The tins of …

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Emergency Food Deliveries

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The Communitea café has shifted its focus from providing affordable, healthy meals to all to being the operation centre for the distribution of bags containing essential food and non-food items to anyone in need. The team worked with local supermarkets to purchase items in bulk and would especially like to say a big thank you to Tesco at New Oscott who jumped on board and helped us out. Bags were packed, cars filled and a team of five have been …

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Birmingham City Council launches emergency response hub to provide support to most vulnerable

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The council has launched an emergency response hub to ensure access to support is available for our most vulnerable citizens. The service will prioritise those in critical need who have received a letter from NHS England stating they are in a priority group; or those that are self-isolating for shorter periods but are unable to rely on family or friends for adequate practical support. This may be in relation to: emergency food supplies social contact The Council will be signposting …

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Hawkesley Community Centre

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Kings Norton South What a busy two weeks we’ve had so far in lockdown. Although the Community Centre is shut for face to face activity, we are very much still open and available to support our community. Over the past two weeks we have worked hard, trying to adapt to the ever changing guidelines. We have continued to provide as much support as possible though during these difficult times. Whether that be through calls, visits (at a safe distance of …

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Daycare and Wellbeing Services

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The Wellbeing Service team have been making up bags of food and other essential items, which are then being delivered to people across Birmingham. The kitchen at The Laurels centre in Mere Green has been busy providing extra meals for residents at the centre who are self-isolating and is also providing freshly cooked meals for residents from Wellington Court in Harborne. These are delivered daily along with a wellbeing check to ensure residents have everything they require. Meals are also …

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communitea cafe update

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In response to the self isolation measures introduced by the Government, our aim is to ensure that older people and others who are vulnerable have a healthy meal that can be delivered to their home. Free delivery to Sutton Coldfield, Kingstanding, Erdington and Four Oaks. Meals can be delivered outside of these areas depending on amounts ordered but this will be subject to a delivery charge. Please do give us a call to have a chat about your requirements as …

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Support available from Age Concern Birmingham during the Coronavirus Outbreak

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We are offering:  A non-emergency telephone support line available Monday to Saturday 9.30am to 4pm to provide advice and help to members of the community in need  Well-being calls to vulnerable citizens who need extra support and reassurance  Free bags of essential food and non-food items delivered to those in need.  A meal delivery service from the Communitea cafe inSutton Coldfield, Erdington and Kingstanding.  A shopping service for those unable to shop for food andother …

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