Community Action & Wellbeing
Working closely with local residents, we deliver and develop a range of community action and wellbeing services which are tailored to yours and your community’s needs. This is a broad area of our work, aiming to get people involved and engaged in what goes on in your local area. We deliver fitness activities get you to a physically and mentally healthy place so that you can get involved in the issues that impact on you, your family and your community. This is delivered through a wide range of wellbeing services including specific men and women’s programmes and providing the opportunity to engage at a higher level through volunteering.
Fitness, health & wellbeing activities
From yoga to tai chi and from fitness to bhangra, we’ve got something to get everyone moving! We also deliver a health & wellbeing forum to provide an open space for you to discuss issues relating to health with our Health & Wellbeing Worker and other local people.
When our learners of previous ESOL classes at the Settlement wanted to stay in touch and continue developing their English language skills, we introduced our ‘Women of Witton’ programme, aiming to empower local women and keep them connected to their community. The group currently meet online every Tuesday for ‘Coffee and Conversation’, a session which is open to all and offers you the chance to meet other people from your local community and learn new skills. Prior to covid-19, the group also enjoyed trips outside of the local community and often organised their own events and activities to share skills and learn from each other. If you’d like to get involved in our women’s programme, please get in touch with Preet at email@example.com.
Our Men’s programme was established in 2019 to provide opportunities and a space for local men living in Aston to meet up, socialise and get involved in activities, workshops, trips and events throughout the year. The programme is driven by its members through forums which shape future activities and give local residents the chance to have a say in what goes on in their locality. Based on this feedback the programme established four weekly activities: tai chi, boxercise, chess & dominoes and a walking group. Due to COVID-19, we have paused the programme, just for a little while, however we are looking forward to welcoming our Men’s programme members back into our hubs when we can safely do so.
Health & Wellbeing Forum
Currently delivered online via zoom, our Health & Wellbeing Forum provides a space for you get together with other local people and take part in a whole host of activities and workshops that will improve your health and wellbeing. If you need some one-to-one advice or support, you can also book a ‘Your Health Matters’ appointment with our Health & Wellbeing Worker.
Birmingham Settlement can offer a wide range of volunteering opportunities, so whether you want to get your foot through the door into the world of work or just have a few hours to spare, we no doubt have an opportunity to suit you.
Volunteers have played a huge part of Birmingham Settlement’s history and from administrative support in our main hub and working in our charity shops to providing frontline services, volunteers continue to be a vital part of our work today.
Volunteering is a great way to:
- Gain practical work experience to support your career development
- Improve your confidence
- Reduce isolation
- Meet new people and make new friends
- Give back to your local community
- Have fun!
To find out about our current volunteering opportunities please get in touch on 121 250 0777 or email firstname.lastname@example.org