Birmingham Care Group
Cost of project
Birmingham Care Group is a registered charity that has been supporting vulnerable adults experiencing mental health since May 2012.
What is Birmingham Care Group?
Birmingham Care Group was established four years ago, and its aim was to provide a day centre and drop in centre for vulnerable adults who were experiencing mental health to access various activities in a safe environment and improve their health and well being. The Centre also helps to integrate its members back into the Community and avoids isolation due to the limited mental health services that are available. Birmingham Care Group also offers a minibus service so it is easier for people to attend the centre. Many of its members live independently in the community with very little support, and have come to rely on the Centre, even if only to drop in for a hot drink and meal.
Birmingham Care Group was originally opened for 3 days per week, but this was increased to 4 days per week due to demand.
If successful, what will you use your LoveBrum funding for?
Birmingham Care Group went to its members and asked them directly how they would like the funding to be used as they are the whole purpose of the day centre. The funds would be used to pay for a hot meal for its members, in particular as the winter is setting in. Some individuals who attend the centre are living independently and do not eat a proper meal. It will also allow them to have continued access to health and wellbeing activities by having a fitness instructor deliver much needed exercise. These activities are designed for all age groups including those that have limited mobility. The funding would also allow the provision of the minibus service to continue, and buy arts and crafts materials, including knitting supplies, for the group. The funding would mean that the members will continue to have a safe environment to go, where they can have social interaction, without the fear of isolation.
Where can people go to find out more about Birmingham Care Group?
For more information about Birmingham Care Group, please contact: Fiona Ramdeen, Chairman.
Tel: 0121 523 9690
Check out their website here.
Birmingham Care Group is also on Facebook:
and Twitter @BirminghamCG