A decade of creativity and friendship

Eileen Winslow is 72 and lives in Erdington, Birmingham. She set up a knitting group to support local women who had gone through bereavement. A decade later, the group has gone from strength to strength, gaining members who have been knitting and sewing throughout the pandemic. It all started at chu...
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How we have supported 70 of Birmingham's community groups since April 2021

Since April this year, the start of our seventh and final year, the programme has seen an increase in community activity across the city. As COVID-19 restrictions have gradually lifted, our Ageing Better Fund panel has been busy looking at applications from community groups who want to bring people ...
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An Age-friendly update

During the autumn of 2021, BVSC in conjunction with Birmingham City Council and stakeholders from across the city will be submitting an application to the World Health Organisation (WHO) for recognition as an Age-friendly City and membership of the WHO's global network of Age-friendly Cities. The Ag...
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Birmingham's Community Development Practice Hub

**An update** Things are progressing well with the setting up of a Community Development Practice Hub in Birmingham.  The project is tasked with creating a resource to address disparate and disjointed approaches to community development in Birmingham to enable more confident, connected and capa...
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Setting up a community group in Sparkbrook: The Eat Well Together Club

Kheira Mohammed from the Eat Well Together Club explains how a group of women came together over coffee mornings and a cooking club, funded by the Ageing Better in Birmingham programme. Kheira works as an events officer for ISRA UK. A few years ago, she was managing the charity shops and by speaking...
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