Befriending,Counselling and listening

A listening ear

By Villa Cross Soup Kitchen

Villa Cross Soup Kitchen takes place every Tuesday from 12pm – 2pm. If you have a general enquiry or want to know how you can...

Social Activities,Befriending,Family support

Balsall Heath DOSTI Group

By Go-Woman! Alliance CIC

Balsall Heath DOSTI group runs a drop-in session once a week, (every Wednesday, 12.30 to 2.30pm) providing a safe and trusted environment where women from all backgrounds can come and meet like-minded people.

Through Balsall Heath DOSTI group we provide health sessions delivered by professionals in the community in home languages; language development through basic English classes being accessed by users of DOSTI group; confidence building through doing, which involved trip to market in Birmingham

Befriending,COVID-19 Support

BEFRIENDING - Encounter Church

By Encounter Church

The Encounter Church is running a befriending service during the COVID-19 outbreak. Please call 121 471 1133 for more information.

Befriending,Youth activities

Befriending for young people

By Free@last

We run weekly youth clubs at 2 different venues for children and young people aged between 6 and 19. There are a variety of activities...

Befriending

Befriending service

By Age Concern Birmingham

We have been running a successful telephone befriending service since 2004, which runs across Sutton Coldfield. We also run a South Home Visiting Befriending Service....

Befriending

Befriending Service

By BEN - the automotive industry charity

It’s quite common for people to feel like they have no-one they can really talk to. People of all ages, from all walks of life...

Befriending

Befriending service

By Community Network

London Telephone Communities for Older People
Welcome to Community Network’s London Telephone Communities service. This service is for older adults over the age of 65...

Befriending

Befriending service

By Cotteridge Church Day Centre

We meet Monday to Friday in a bright and cheerful room within the church building. We have a dedicated team of staff and volunteers waiting...

Befriending

Befriending service

By Ladies Fighting Breast Cancer

Since 2000,LFBC has given over £1 million to the QE's Cancer Unit, which has helped fund new medical equipment and create a 'centre of excellence'....

Befriending

Befriending service

By Moseley & Kings Heath Shed

Moseley and Kings Heath Shed is a development of the typical shed in the garden, where men have traditionally escaped housework and pursued their own...

Befriending

Befriending service

By St Bartholomew's Church

Befriending

Befriending service

By St Luke's Church Centre

Befriending

Befriending service

By St Michaels Day Centre

Befriending,Youth activities

Befriending service

By Stirchley Community Church

Zeal youth department
Friday nights
This is a youth group for the ages of 11 plus. This group is a safe place for the young...

Befriending

Befriending service

By Women's Royal Voluntary Service

Social activities - contact via website and email for signposting to services locally.
Royal Voluntary Service clubs give older people opportunities to meet up with...

Befriending,Health Advice and Guidance

Befriending Service

By OSCAR Birmingham Ltd

To reduce isolation and increase self esteem for children feeling isolated and/or lonely.

Befriending

Befriending Service

By Resources For Autism( West Midlands)

Befriending

Befriending service for women

By Bethel Doula Project

The Bethel Doula Service provides help and emotional support to vulnerable, isolated and asylum seeking women in Birmingham who are pregnant.

We help expectant and...

Befriending

Befriending service within the church

By Church of the Ascension, Hall Green

All-Age Services
The majority of our services are all-age. These specially designed services are flexible in style and cater for all ages, from young children...

Befriending

Befriending service within the church

By Beacon Evangelical Church

Fellowship Groups
We have smaller group meetings during the week. These groups are there to help you to grow as a disciple of Jesus Christ....

Befriending,COVID-19 Support

BEFRIENDING: Ageing Better Telebuddies

By Compass Support

The Telebuddy Service aims to connect people through a telephone befriending service. It is FREE and aimed at those who will be self-isolating. Telebuddies will...

Befriending,COVID-19 Support

BEFRIENDING: Birmingham Settlement (Age 50+)

By Birmingham Settlement

A telephone befriending service for people affected by Covid-19, if you are Over 50, feeling isolated or lonely and just needing a friendly chat.

Befriending,COVID-19 Support

BEFRIENDING: CAFLO

By CAFLO

Because of the COVID-19 Outbreak the CAFLO Community Centre is currently closed. However, our volunteers are calling clients to check they have everything they need...

Befriending,COVID-19 Support

BEFRIENDING: Centre Information for the Refugees in Aston

By Centre Information For The Refugees In Aston

Befriending service to BAME people of East African Countries and Swahili, Lingala, Yoruba & French speakers, so isolated people with language barriers can stay in...

Ethnicity focus: African,African

Befriending,COVID-19 Support

BEFRIENDING: DigiKick

By Digikick

Social befriending support available via telephone. Please contact 07920 490 263 for more details.

Social Activities,Befriending,COVID-19 Support

BEFRIENDING: Dosti Ladies Group

By Dosti Ladies Group

Dosti Ladies Group is an informal group led by volunteers ran every Wednesday. The group offers a range of activities such as cake decorating, card...

Befriending,COVID-19 Support

BEFRIENDING: Edgbaston Community Centre

By Edgbaston Community Centre

Befriending calls to vulnerable, and networking through social media and phones. Edgbaston area.

Befriending,COVID-19 Support

BEFRIENDING: Elim Life Church

By Elim Life Church

We are offering a telephone social contact service to our community. We are letting community members know about the service via a leaflet drop. Please...

Social Activities,Befriending,Health Advice and Guidance,COVID-19 Support

BEFRIENDING: Generation Gains

By Aston Villa Foundation

An over 65's group aiming to reduce isolation. During the Covid-19 epidemic, the group is aiming to ensuring participants have telephone and WhatsApp contact to...

Befriending,COVID-19 Support

BEFRIENDING: Karis BeFriends - Befriending and support for elders

By Karis Neighbour Scheme

Telephone befriending service and providing regular food parcels /prescriptioin collections to existing clients. We may be able to accept emergency referrals depending on capacity.

For...

Befriending,COVID-19 Support

BEFRIENDING: Moseley Together

By Moseley Together

A befriending service for residents of Moseley during the COVID-19 pandemic. If you feel isolated and need someone to talk to, text or call 07796...

Befriending,COVID-19 Support

BEFRIENDING: Muath Trust

By Muath Trust

During the Covid-19 Pandemic, the Muath Trust are providing befriending support seven days a week for Over 50s living in Sparkhill, Balsall Heath and Sparkbrook....

Befriending,COVID-19 Support

BEFRIENDING: Multicultural Community Group

By Multicultural Community Group

The usual offer of a befriending service for vulnerable and isolated people who want a chat or support continues but via calls, Whatsapp or Facebook.

Befriending,COVID-19 Support

BEFRIENDING: Over 70s Drop In at St John's Harborne

By St John's Church

This group is not meeting because the church was being refurbished prior to the Covid-19 outbreak. However, the group is still in touch with over...

Befriending,COVID-19 Support

BEFRIENDING: Parkinsons North Birmingham Facebook

By Parkinsons UK North Birmingham and Sutton Coldfield

Whilst we cannot meet in person, we are using our Facebook page to keep in touch with members - and will also be providing links...

Befriending,COVID-19 Support

BEFRIENDING: Place of Welcome - Harborne Baptist Church

By Harborne Baptist Church

The usual Tuesday Place of Welcome meeting at the Church has been suspended due to Covid-19. The Church is keeping in contact with vulnerable people...

Befriending,COVID-19 Support

BEFRIENDING: St Michael's Church Boldmere

By St Michael's Church, Boldmere

Church buildings are all now closed. Encouraging people to join their Facebook or WhatsApp groups to stay in touch. For all those who completed GDPR...

Befriending,COVID-19 Support

BEFRIENDING: The Hub Bromford

By The Hub - Bromford

The Hub are supporting Bromford and Firs residents over the telephone Monday - Friday 11-3.

Befriending,Counselling and listening,Loss, breakdown and bereavement,Carers support,Health Advice and Guidance,COVID-19 Support

BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT: Chaplaincy Service

By Nishkam Civic Association

The Nishkam team in collaboration with Birmingham Faith comunities are offering Chaplaincy Support for; Bereavement, End of Life Care and Spiritual Support.

Call us on:...

Addiction support,Advice and guidance,Exercise, sport & recreation,Outreach,Social Activities,Befriending,Counselling and listening,Day Centre,Loss, breakdown and bereavement,Carers support,Family support,Support for victims,Youth activities,Health Advice and Guidance,Dementia

Birmingham Centre for Arts Therapies

By Birmingham Centre for Arts Therapies

BCAT are a registered arts therapies charity working with children and adults who have a wide range of emotional, social, behavioural or mental health issues. BCAT provide professional arts therapies, and arts in health and wellbeing community services.

Advice and guidance,Outreach,Social Activities,Befriending,Counselling and listening,Loss, breakdown and bereavement,Carers support,Family support,Managing your money,Dementia,COVID-19 Support

CARERS SUPPORT: Birmingham Carers Hub

By Birmingham Carers Hub

The Information and Advice service is available for anyone caring for a friend or family member within Birmingham. This service can be accessed by telephone, email or via outreach sessions at various locations throughout Birmingham. Please visit our website or get in touch to find out more.

Our specialist team can provide advice and information on:
• One to one support – from assisting with welfare entitlements to counselling
• Accessing grants and carer breaks (subject to availability)
• Carer Emergency Response Service – CERS
• Training for carers
• Carer support groups
• Wellbeing provision, for some ‘me-time’ away from caring
• Out of school activities for children with additional support needs
• Signposting to other agencies who can assist carers
• Online communities through Facebook and Twitter

Advice and guidance,Exercise, sport & recreation,Outreach,Social Activities,Befriending,COVID-19 Support

Community Hubs

By Midland Mencap

We provide accessible and affordable activities in safe environments for adults with learning disabilities, their families and carers. So whether you want to let your hair down at a disco or learn how to make a healthy meal from scratch, Midland Mencap has something for you!

Befriending

Companionship Service

By Home Instead Senior Care

Our Companionship service includes:

Offer companionship and conversation
Arrange appointments
Help with travel arrangements
Stimulate mental awareness
Escort to appointments
Assist with clothing selection
Assist...

Befriending,Emergency Provisions,COVID-19 Support

FOOD SUPPORT: Solihull Muslim Network

By Solihull Muslim Network

Assistance in basic food parcel delivery and a friendly phone call (between 10am – 4pm) for the elderly and vulnerable.

Social Activities,Befriending

Friends of Adullam

By Adullam Homes Housing Association Limited

Friends of Adullam offer creative, helpful and practical support to enable people to fulfil their potential.
The Friends of Adullam programme engages projects with local...

Exercise, sport & recreation,Outreach,Social Activities,Befriending,Health Advice and Guidance

Handsworth Social Group

By Focus Birmingham

Social group meetings for people with visual impairment. Come sip some tea and participate in our activities.

Befriending,Counselling and listening,COVID-19 Support

HELPLINE: Birmingham Irish Association

By Birmingham Irish Association

We are now extending our services and have set up a dedicated helpline which will be in operation 7 days a week from 9.00am to...

Ethnicity focus: Irish,Irish,Irish

Advice and guidance,Befriending,COVID-19 Support

HOME CARE SUPPORT: Grange and Digby North - via Telephone

By Grange and Digby North

Telephone support for people who would normally receive home visits but cannot due to the COVID-19 pandemic, covering Small Heath & Bordelsey Green. Contact available...

Employment, Education and Training,Befriending

Know Your Neighbour

By Community Foundation

The scheme is open to anybody who wishes to volunteer to help in different projects / activities in their local communities giving a few hours...

Befriending,Counselling and listening,COVID-19 Support

MENTAL HEALTH: Rapha Listening Service

By Bethel Health and Healing Network

We provide support for those experiencing low level mental health problems and could benefit from someone providing a listening ear.

Befriending,Youth activities

Mentoring Children and Young People

By Awayforward Foundation

Our vision is a world where children and young people are empowered to make healthy decisions and avoid drug abuse. Mentoring programmes makes prevention effective...

Befriending,Immigration advice and support,Youth activities

My Place

By The Children's Society in Birmingham and Coventry

As part of the Midlands Hub, we provide a range of services for young refugees and migrants across Birmingham and Coventry, covering a broad range of issues which impact on their lives.

Advice and guidance,Befriending,COVID-19 Support

ONLINE SKILLS: Digikick

By Digikick

DigiKick are offering free internet support and social conversations to people during the coronavirus outbreak.

Social Activities,Befriending

Over 55's social group

By Warstock Community Centre

Social Activities,Befriending

Place of Welcome

By Christ Church Sparkbrook

From 11am onwards, everyone is welcome to join the team for drinks, a light lunch of soup and a chat. This is a chance to...

Social Activities,Befriending

Place of Welcome

By Bishop Latimer United Church

Place of Welcome: the hall is open to all.
A weekly programme of activity is available.
An opportunity to find out more about the area....

Social Activities,Befriending

Places of Welcome

By Nishkam Civic Association

Every Thursday 10.30am - 12.00pm. Relax, reflect and have a good conversation over a cup of tea.
All are welcome!

Social Activities,Befriending

Social Activities

By Birmingham Vision

Our popular social groups offer local visually impaired people the chance to get together, meet new people and take part in a wide range of...

Social Activities,Befriending,Health Advice and Guidance

TELEPHONE SUPPORT: Befriending service for people who have suffered a stroke

By Northfield Stroke Club

During the Covid-19 pandemic, support is being made available over the telephone.

Activities include:

-mental stimulation through social interaction, games, quizzes and activities;
-appropriate gentle...

Befriending,COVID-19 Support

TELEPHONE SUPPORT: Midland Mencap

By Midland Mencap

Due to the ongoing and developing situation of COVID-19, Midland Mencap are offering a telephone support service to our citizens, their families and the local...

Befriending,COVID-19 Support

TELEPHONE SUPPORT: Moorfield Hall Age Concern

By Age Concern Birmingham

During the Covid-19 pandemic, we are offering telephone support for clients that would normally attend our Day Centre. If there are locals that need support...

Advice and guidance,Befriending,COVID-19 Support

TELEPHONE SUPPORT: The Unity Hubb

By St Margaret's Community Trust

COVID-19 UPDATE: Telephone support for clients that would normally attend activities at Unity Hubb is available at 07455 242156.

In addition to venue hire at...

Home care and support,Befriending,Health Advice and Guidance

Welcome Home Service - Good Hope Hospital

By Home From Hospital Care

Welcome Home Service accepts referrals for anyone over the age of 18, returning home following a hospital or care setting admission. It takes the form of befriending, shopping and signposting to other organisations.

Home care and support,Befriending,Health Advice and Guidance

Welcome Home Service - Heartlands Hospital

By Home From Hospital Care

Welcome Home Service accepts referrals for anyone over the age of 18, returning home following a hospital or care setting admission. It takes the form of befriending, shopping and signposting to other organisations.

Home care and support,Befriending,Health Advice and Guidance

Welcome Home Service - South Birmingham

By Home From Hospital Care

Welcome Home Service accepts referrals for anyone over the age of 18, returning home following a hospital or care setting admission. It takes the form of befriending, shopping and signposting to other organisations.