Birmingham Voluntary Service Council (BVSC) is delighted to launch the new version of its online directory of health & wellbeing services, Route 2 Wellbeing Birmingham & Solihull.

The directory contains information and resources for over 3000 community-based services and activities delivered by local voluntary, community, faith & social enterprise sector organisations (VCFSE) and councils.

We’re inviting VCFSE organisations to register on the directory (if not already) and add up to date information about services.

The directory will be used by health professionals as a tool for social prescribing, as well as by members of the public in finding suitable services that meet their health & wellbeing needs. Support for Route 2 Wellbeing is being provided by the Royal Orthopaedic Hospital, who have worked in partnership with BVSC and provided funding to improve the user experience of the website and  directory listings.

How can I use the website?

Route 2 Wellbeing Birmingham & Solihull’s home page can be found here.

If you know what you are looking for, you can search key words at the top of the page.

Alternatively, you can explore over 30 categories by scrolling down the page. You can then click through and use the filters, like location, to find the most appropriate service for you.

A video is also available here to help you use the website: LINK

What kinds of services can be listed?

As long as a service is run by a VCFSE organisation or a local Council and relates to the health & wellbeing of residents of Birmingham and/or Solihull, it can be included in the directory.

Services are categorised into 32 groups that allow citizens and professionals to easily find what they are looking for, from Family Support and Housing Advice, to Exercise, Sport & Recreation and health advice. Links to lists of Birmingham-based GP Practices, Pharmacies, Libraries, Schools and Universities can be found at the bottom of our Early Help page.

How can you get involved?

Organisations can register on Route 2 Wellbeing by clicking on ‘register’ in the top right corner of the website. Once registered and logged in, clicking on ‘dashboard’ to the left of the register button will bring them to the area of the website where information about their services can be entered.

Route 2 Wellbeing holds information about each service an organisation runs separately, so citizens and professionals can access specific details rather than general organisational ones.

A video guide explaining how to add information is available here.

If you have any queries on the above or with using Route 2 Wellbeing Birmingham & Solihull, please contact us at 0121 678 8827 or on [email protected].