A community in lockdown –local theatre move rehearsals online

How Birmingham based InteGreat Theatre are maintaining togetherness in these challenging times Loneliness and isolation are increasingly challenging for people while our country is in lock-down. Is there a solution? Well, there is one word that we often use when referring to a group of peo...
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Story sharing request - calling older carers

For millions of older people in the UK the current health crisis, caused by the Covid-19 virus, is creating feelings of anxiety, uncertainty and isolation. Keeping safe and well means staying indoors and minimising contact with neighbours, carers and loved ones. But avoiding close contact with other...
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Birmingham Community Coming together to help vulnerable people during the Corona virus pandemic

Over the last month we have seen a lot of changes to the way we live, work and move around our community. It is a challenging time and we don't yet know how long we will be in this situation for.  One thing we are sure about, however, is that local residents, neighbours of all ages and all...
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From a distance - Allotment gardening in Birmingham during a pandemic

It's quite surreal at the moment, people avoiding each other, wearing masks.... some places are like a ghost town. ​Christine Turley-Cooper, 70 In these unprecedented and challenging times, it is heartening to see how local people over 50 are adapting to new ways of being and doing.  In th...
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Milano’s management serve up a tasty free lunch to those serving the Ageing Better community.

Sometimes in our busy day to day lives when there is lots going on around us, it's hard to find time to just sit, chat and get to know others in our community. But, when we do make the effort to take time out, it's quite amazing what we can find out about other people's life history and their person...
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