Users of the Community Hubs in North Solihull

Following recent Government advice relating to the coronavirus outbreak we have taken the difficult decision to close the five community hubs we manage from 19 March 2020 until further notice. The hubs are those at: Bishop Wilson School, Coleshill Heath School, Elmwood Place, Fordbridge School and Capitol House at Yorkswood School.

We take seriously the safety of our users and feel this is a sensible course of action under the circumstances. Already, organisations are making the decision to withdraw their bookings and it makes sense to take action ourselves and help people avoid social gatherings and meetings. I am sorry how this might affect some people where activities they rely upon are withdrawn, but unfortunately there is no real alternative to the situation. As soon a things change, I will contact you again. In the meantime stay safe and I look forward to when we can all get back to normal and this terrible situation is over.

Sue Watson, Community Development Manager

North Solihull Schools Collaborative - Unity Trust Ltd

Email: swatson@unitytrustsolihull.org.uk

Volunteer Drivers Needed

Jo Cole, Kingshurst Rainbow Alliance, has been in contact to advise that they are looking for volunteer drivers to help deliver food parcels to families and individuals in need. The groups contact details are 0121 728 3427 / 07579827547 / kingshurstra@gmail.com

People Working or Living with Elders – Senior Group Virtual Support

We are social enterprise Envolve Wellness working with people living with long term health conditions. We run virtual short sessions supporting people to maintain and improve their motivation, physical and mental health in an unintimidating way, the program will fully respect your time and commitment. Suitable for beginners or those with fatigue, mobility/balance concerns. Please contact Nora on 07707 931439 or email Nora@envolvewell.co.uk for more information.

Vulnerable, self-isolating individuals and their carers can access the support of an NHS responder - see link for further details

Details of Bereavement Support in Birmingham and Solihull:

‘Being in ‘lockdown’ is tough, but for those who have lost a friend or loved one during this time, it can be even harder. If you live in Birmingham or Solihull, bereavement help is available. Call 0121 687 8010 or email support@crusebirmingham.co.uk. For full details see leaflet below or visit: https://bit.ly/3bZL1jm

Just a reminder of bsmhft mental health services at this time

Maintaining your mental well being in the current situation
A useful link for maintaining your mental well being in the current situation we find ourselves in.

Community Information and Support