Finding support in your area
One of the greatest barriers to care and support is knowing what is available to access in locally and conveniently. To help you with this, Birmingham Connect to Support has a list of groups and activities from across the city, searchable via location and types of groups or activities. This list is regularly updated and is a key part of the City Council’s vision to keep adults independent for as long as possible in their own homes.
You can search the community directory for local groups and activities.
Faith based organisations
You can find out more about Faith based organisations in Birmingham on the Birmingham Community Healthcare website (opens in new window).
Places of Welcome
Places of Welcome are run by local community groups who want everyone in their neighbourhood to have a place to go for a friendly face, a cup of tea and a conversation if and when they need it.
Places of Welcome take place in a variety of different venues including churches, community centres, libraries, mosques, temples and other community group buildings across the UK.
You can find out more by visiting the Places of Welcome website (opens in new window)
Independent Advice and Support
Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB)
CAB’s provide free, independent, confidential and impartial advice to everyone on their rights and responsibilities. They can also offer advice on debt and financial difficulties. Visit their national website (opens in new window) or find out more about Birmingham CAB here (opens in new window).
Volunteering makes a positive impact in your community but it can also have many benefits for you.
You can find out more about volunteering and find opportunities on the Birmingham Voluntary Service Council website (opens in new window).