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Health & Wellbeing

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Wellbeing

Wellbeing Coordinators

Wellbeing Coordinators deliver 1-1 person-centred support to those with long term health conditions to help them live more independently. The wellbeing coordinator can motivate towards a healthy lifestyle using the HEALTH Passport and encourage improved wellbeing, quality of life and social activity.

This service can also benefit those who are; lonely, isolated, frequent visitors to A&E or GP services, in need of aids/adaptations in the home, in need of financial support or simply want advice in how to improve their wellbeing.

We are working with Community Health and Learning Foundation to host interactive group Health Literacy Courses over 6 weeks (2 hours per week) designed to give people the skills to make informed health and wellbeing choices. Please ask a Wellbeing Coordinator for details.

To access the Wellbeing Coordinator service a person can be referred by:

  • GP
  • Health and Social care professionals
  • Self-referral

For More Information contact us

As it stands, because this is a pilot programme the service is only available to those who are registered at the selected Sutton Coldfield GP practices which includes:

Community & Wellbeing Centres

We provide wellbeing services in six centres across Birmingham.

All centres offer personalised support to people aged 55 and over who are physically frail or have mobility issues, dementia, depression or a long term health condition.

The service offers a personalised approach supporting the wellbeing of older people by promoting independence through the development of friendships, reducing isolation and offering a wide range of activities and opportunities that promote wellbeing and increased quality of life.

The service also provides carer break opportunities throughout the week.

Flexibility is offered around the needs of clients and carers with the services being accessible for full sessions, part sessions or lunch sessions.

Lunch Services:

All venues offer healthy meals, with support to promote healthy eating.

Transport is provided in partnership with Ring and Ride (a door-to-door service for anyone who lives in the West Midlands that finds it difficult or impossible to use normal public transport).

Our services are available Monday to Friday. Please call us for further details or to arrange a visit to view a centre and discuss support needs with a member of the team.

If you are interested in attending our wellbeing centres or care for someone that may be interested please call

07876 826 006
Kitts Green | Witton Lodge | Castle Vale

07884 111 758
Mere Green | Harborne | Hall Green

The Moving On Project

Age Concern would like to invite all ex-service personnel, their families, dependants and carers to come to Moorfield Hall. We are launching a new project desgined to support ex-service personnel and also provide them with a range of practicall and therapeutic activities within the community.

We offer a wide array of activities ranging from exercise classes, stay and play groups for parents and children, arts and crafts groups and much more. We also can offer advice and infomation on benefits, debt and money management.

For More Information, please see our Facebook page

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Befriending

We have been running a successful telephone befriending service since 2004, which runs across Sutton Coldfield. We also run a South Home Visiting Befriending Service. Both services ar extremely popular with many clients benefitting from regular calls and visits from our team of befrienders.

Our Befriending Service is offered by a dedicated team of volunteers and our aim is to help:

  • Improve your quality of life
  • Improve your well-being
  • Improve independence
  • Reduce isolation
  • Reduce loneliness

We aim to support people to feel less isolated and more in touch with the world, it’s also an opportunity to share any concerns, issues or worries that you may have. Our telephone befrienders work from their home giving you a more informal one to one call. Through our services we can keep you informed of any local community groups, such as: coffee mornings, lunch clubs, knitting clubs and whole range of socialising activities that are available in the area, it is up to you as to whether you take part in these events, there is no pressure for you to join if you don’t want too.

Our volunteers tell us that the support they give is extremely rewarding, enjoyable and that they make new friends at the same time. They enjoy the training they receive and are supported by Age Concern Birmingham Staff. All expenses incurred are also reimbursed

What have you got to lose, give it a go!

If you are interested in either receiving the service or volunteering with Age Concern Birmingham please contact us

Ageing Better

Ageing Better in Birmingham works to reduce loneliness and social isolation amongst people aged 50 and over by offering networks of volunteers or organisations up to £2000 to fund community based projects. Ring 0121 678 8876 for general enquiries and for more information on the project, including all of the documents necessary to make an application, please click here.

Our Network Enabler for the city wide hub, Kelly McSorley, can be contacted to support and advise you on your application by emailing k.mcsorley@ageconcernbirmingham.org.uk or calling 07852 577255.

Network Enablers for the carers hub can also be contacted by emailing  Kathleen.Richards@birminghamcarershub.org.uk or calling 0333 0069711

Forward Carers

Age Concern Birmingham works in partnership with Forward Carers

Forward Carers is made up a group of not for profit organisations, led by Midland Mencap. Who have come together with the mission of making a real difference to the lives of carers. Forward Carers aim is simple – to improve the physical and mental wellbeing of carers, young and old, including parent carers, so that families stay healthier and happier together, for longer.

For more info please head to birminghamcarershub.org.uk

Live in Care

Do you need a holiday or short break? Are you concerned about leaving your elderly one alone?

Live in Care offer expert respite care breaks to fully support carers. We provide high quality 24hr Live-in-Care in the comfort of your own home. An affordable alternative to a care home + bespoke care and companionship.

For more details please contact us

Lunch Services

Our Lunch Services are based in the communal areas of sheltered accommodation complexes, and are open to both the residents of the complex, and to non-residents living in the local area. All provide a two-course meal, at a small charge.

As well as a cooked lunch, the lunch services are designed to offer companionship, activities, and mental and social stimulation in an appropriate environment.

To attend one of our Lunch Services, people can be referred by their doctor or social worker, a carer or member of the family, or a person can refer themselves. Transport can sometimes be arranged where required.

Lunch Services can be attended on just one day per week, or more frequently, according to the wishes of the individual. They are particularly suitable for older people who live alone, and who are seeking companionship on a regular basis among a group of others, for a few hours. Individual users are asked to make a small contribution each day they attend, for their meal and refreshments.

Locations

  • Brook Meadow Court Extra Care, Paradise Lane, Hall Green
  • Wellington Court, Brook Lane, Harbourne
  • The Laurels, Mere Green, Sutton Coldfield
  • Phoenix Court, Castle Vale

Lunch Services operate on weekdays, but not necessarily every day, so please contact us for more information about the days of operation for the particular lunch service you are interested in.

For more details please contact us