Thank you ACB for donation of baby milk powder

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A big thank you to ACB for the donation of 50 large tins of powdered baby milk which have been distributed to local services supporting mothers and babies in Birmingham. Theresa Millington, a mental health nurse on the Mother and Baby team of Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust said, “thank you so much for this donation which will really help out a lot of moms struggling financially or in isolation during this difficult time. The tins of …

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Age Concern Birmingham Emergency Newsletter

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The latest issue of our emergency newsletter has now been published with information and updates on the support and services that are available from us. You can read this here: Age Concern Emergency Newsletter Issue 2. Please do share this with anyone who will find it useful. Once again, we’d like to thank everyone who has offered their support and good wishes. If you are able to make a donation towards the work we are doing, please visit https://www.ageconcernbirmingham.org.uk/donate/

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Emergency Food Deliveries

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The Communitea café has shifted its focus from providing affordable, healthy meals to all to being the operation centre for the distribution of bags containing essential food and non-food items to anyone in need. The team worked with local supermarkets to purchase items in bulk and would especially like to say a big thank you to Tesco at New Oscott who jumped on board and helped us out. Bags were packed, cars filled and a team of five have been …

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Birmingham City Council launches emergency response hub to provide support to most vulnerable

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The council has launched an emergency response hub to ensure access to support is available for our most vulnerable citizens. The service will prioritise those in critical need who have received a letter from NHS England stating they are in a priority group; or those that are self-isolating for shorter periods but are unable to rely on family or friends for adequate practical support. This may be in relation to: emergency food supplies social contact The Council will be signposting …

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Hawkesley Community Centre

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Kings Norton South What a busy two weeks we’ve had so far in lockdown. Although the Community Centre is shut for face to face activity, we are very much still open and available to support our community. Over the past two weeks we have worked hard, trying to adapt to the ever changing guidelines. We have continued to provide as much support as possible though during these difficult times. Whether that be through calls, visits (at a safe distance of …

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Daycare and Wellbeing Services

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The Wellbeing Service team have been making up bags of food and other essential items, which are then being delivered to people across Birmingham. The kitchen at The Laurels centre in Mere Green has been busy providing extra meals for residents at the centre who are self-isolating and is also providing freshly cooked meals for residents from Wellington Court in Harborne. These are delivered daily along with a wellbeing check to ensure residents have everything they require. Meals are also …

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communitea cafe update

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In response to the self isolation measures introduced by the Government, our aim is to ensure that older people and others who are vulnerable have a healthy meal that can be delivered to their home. Free delivery to Sutton Coldfield, Kingstanding, Erdington and Four Oaks. Meals can be delivered outside of these areas depending on amounts ordered but this will be subject to a delivery charge. Please do give us a call to have a chat about your requirements as …

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Support available from Age Concern Birmingham during the Coronavirus Outbreak

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We are offering:  A non-emergency telephone support line available Monday to Saturday 9.30am to 4pm to provide advice and help to members of the community in need  Well-being calls to vulnerable citizens who need extra support and reassurance  Free bags of essential food and non-food items delivered to those in need.  A meal delivery service from the Communitea cafe inSutton Coldfield, Erdington and Kingstanding.  A shopping service for those unable to shop for food andother …

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Age Concern Birmingham Emergency Newsletter

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To keep people informed and updated during this worrying time, Age Concern Birmingham will be publishing a regular emergency newsletter to let you know about the support and services that are available from us. Please do share this with anyone who will find it useful. You can view a copy of the newsletter here:https://www.ageconcernbirmingham.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/ACB-Emergency-Newsletter-Issue-1-1.pdf Please note that our helpline (0121 362 3650) will be open over the bank holiday for those in need of support and advice. We’d like to …

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Coronavirus – Fraud Awareness

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With the challenge that the coronavirus pandemic is presenting to everybody, but in particular for older people, it is clear that protection against scams and fraud is now more important than ever. We have already seen evidence that ‘scammers’ have started to exploit the situation and so Age Concern Birmingham have developed a simple toolkit to share advice and guidance around fraud awareness. As part of this, we want to share some key messages around this, as follows: Spot It …

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