From Birmingham With Love
From Birmingham with Love
The challenges of COVID-19 and the lockdown have led to some really tough times for fa
milies this year. The From Birmingham with Love campaign is available to help: www.birmingham.gov.uk/love
Cllr Kate Booth, Cabinet Member for Children’s Wellbeing at Birmingham City Council, said: “We know that a lot of people have faced some especially challenging times due to the pandemic. But there is help is out there so we urge parents to pick up the phone, click on a link or send an email to access the things that will really make a difference to them and their families.”
Here is the full list of the most used services and support available now, which might make life a bit easier for many:
- Online parenting course. We’ve pre-paid for every parent in Birmingham to access a parenting course, worth up to £88. Access code is COMMUNITY.
- Mental health support. In these difficult times we have to look after our mental health:
- Financial help. If you’ve lost your job, or are struggling for food or rent:
- Domestic abuse. For women and children affected by domestic abuse please see guidance or confidentially contact Birmingham and Solihull Women’s Aid. For Men, please contact Respect.
- Problems with drugs or alcohol. A new, discrete app called Staying Free is available. To speak to someone call Change Grow Live.
- Bereavement support. It’s a terrible time to lose a loved one — you can get help, call 0121 687 8010 or go online to the Cruse website.
- Early help for families. If anyone needs more help, then please contact one of our ten voluntary sector local leads.