Age Concern Birmingham Emergency Newsletter

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The latest issue of our Age Concern Birmingham newsletter, which contains information on the support and services that are available from us and others at this time has now been published and you can read this here: Age Concern Birmingham Emergency Newsletter Issue 3 Please do share this with anyone who will find it useful. Once again, we’d like to thank everyone who has offered their support and good wishes. If you are able to make a donation towards the …

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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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Age Concern Birmingham Emergency Newsletter

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The latest issue of our emergency newsletter has now been published with information and updates on the support and services that are available from us. You can read this here: Age Concern Emergency Newsletter Issue 2. Please do share this with anyone who will find it useful. Once again, we’d like to thank everyone who has offered their support and good wishes. If you are able to make a donation towards the work we are doing, please visit http://www.ageconcernbirmingham.org.uk/donate/

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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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