All Bring it on Brum! holiday club providers should be able to share information, signposting and/or referrals to other services and support that would benefit the children who attend their holiday club and their families.
This page includes lots of information on support services that you should be aware of in order to signpost your families where relevant and suitable.
Find Help in Brum
Are the young people and families you work with concerned about the, rise in cost of living? Find some helpful contact details for advice and support via Help in Brum. Birmingham City Council and partners are working to support and offer guidance to our residents during the cost-of-living crisis in the UK. We want to support as many of our residents as possible across key areas which are outlined in this Help in Brum Cost of Living leaflet.
Route2wellbeing Birmingham – the definitive guide to local voluntary and community health and care services in Birmingham. Route2wellbeing makes it easy to find local services and activities that promote good health and wellbeing. You will find support for food, befriending, mental health, financial advice and much more. Visit the Route2Wellbeing website for more information.
Birmingham Children’s Partnership
Birmingham Children’s Partnership is leading the strategic development of children and family services in the city. The Birmingham Children’s Partnership brings together the local authority, the NHS, the police, the voluntary sector, the children’s trust, plus children and young people themselves, in order to work together to improve the lives of children and families in Birmingham. Together we are committed to transforming the system of services and support, and improving the lives and outcomes of children and families.
For more information visit the Birmingham Children’s Partnership website.
For more information and the contact details for voluntary sector leads visit: Voluntary sector local leads
From Birmingham with Love
A number of organisations have partnered to provide a variety of services and support, across Birmingham. For more information visit the From Birmingham with Love website.
If you are struggling with food insecurity there is help available. The Trussell Trust support a nationwide network of food banks and provide emergency food and support to local people. You can also find a directory of Birmingham foodbanks at: www.findfoodbanksbrum.org.uk.
Online Parenting Course
From Birmingham with Love have pre-paid for every parent in Birmingham to access a parenting course. Just enter the access code “COMMUNITY” at the top of the page to claim. There are courses for parents, carers and grandparents of children from bump to 19 years. Learn about how your child develops, and get tips to manage their behaviour.
Mental Health Support
In these difficult times we have to look after our mental health. For young people aged 11-25 there are forums, guides and counselling available at Kooth. If your child 0-25 years needs support, get in touch with Pause by calling 0207 841 4470 or email. Adults can get support from MIND by calling 0121 262 3555. Or for urgent help call Forward Thinking Birmingham on 0300 300 0099.
If you’ve lost your job, or are struggling for food or rent there are services that can help. Local welfare provision can make a big difference if you are in a crisis and need food, fuel or basic white goods. Discretionary Housing Payments may be able to help with rent. And there are food banks across Birmingham that are here to help.
Problems with drugs or alcohol
A new, discrete app called Staying Free is available on Android or Apple. Use the code “birmingham11” for pre-paid access. To speak to someone call Change Grow Live.
It’s a terrible time to lose a loved one — you can get help by calling 0121 687 8010 or from Cruse.