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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Consultant required to support Birmingham in becoming an Age-friendly City

Consultant required As the Ageing Better in Birmingham programme nears its end, Birmingham Voluntary Service Council (BVSC) and its partner Birmingham City Council, is looking to build on the success of Ageing Better through an application to the World Health Organisation's Age-friendly Cities schem...
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Sheltered housing residents in Great Barr start gardening club

Gardening club started by tenants in sheltered housing, keeps boredom at bay and bodies active. John Wycherly is in his seventies and lives in a flat as part of a sheltered housing scheme in Great Barr, north of Birmingham. Together with other residents there, he started a garden...
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"We appreciate each other more now." How a Birmingham community group kept going through the pandemic

This interview is about "SAR-RAMZS Cooking club, funded by Ageing Better in Birmingham as part of the Multi Cultural Community Group (MCCG). On March 23rd 2020, the British government announced that the country was going into lockdown due to COVID-19 pandemic. People were asked to stay indoors and o...
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Campaign to help people reconnect with their local community following a year of social restrictions

The Ageing Better in Birmingham programme has launched a campaign to encourage people over 50 to feel confident and safe to take part in activities now that it is allowed to do so again. The programme, which has been running in Birmingham for the last six years, aims to reduce social isola...
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