Offer Local Support
Birmingham City council has joined forces with BVSC to create the C19 Support Brum partnership, an initiative that will work through existing local neighbourhood structures, voluntary groups, and local elected members to ensure that all parts of the city have access to support, advice, and practical help.
More about this coming soon ... in the meantime if you want to do something to help your community, here's a few ideas:
- Join a Mutual Aid Group and find out how you can get involved locally: Browse the list below or Search the Coronavirus Mutual Aid UK Database
- Join Ageing Better Tyburn's Telebuddy Service. Link up with like-minded people who are self-isolating: Email: Leonie.Hammond[at]compass-support.org[dot]uk
- Make the most of local online groups: Keep up to date, share information and be a positive part of your local community conversations using platforms like Nextdoor.
- Give blood: Hospital patients are still relying on lifesaving donations, and centres and hospitals are taking extra safety precautions to ensure that blood donations can continue.Find out more
- If you can afford to, make a donation to the Coronavirus Resilience Fund to support local charities and voluntary groups doing vital work in challenging conditions. Donate here
Mutual Aid Groups in Birmingham
We've put together a listing of some of the Mutual Aid Groups in Birmingham. The links will take you to the individual groups' Facebook page or website. If you would like to add your group to the list please email comms[at]bvsc[dot]org.
B31 Voices (South West Birmingham)
Birmingham Community Solidarity
Selly Park South Community Response
Kings Heath Volunteer Network
Covid-19 Mutual Aid Harborne
Selly Oak Community Response
Hodge Hill Covid-19 Support
Erdington Community Response
Great Barr Neighbourhood Forum
Kings Norton Covid-19 Support Group
Kingstanding Mutual Aid Group
Local groups can be found on this map. If you have trouble reading it you can visit this link (or alternatively, this link) to search using your address or postcode. If you have set up a local Mutual Aid Group for your area, you can register it here.