About us

A FEW THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT US

Birmingham Care Group (BCG) is a registered charity created to support our service users and providers across Birmingham and the West Midlands.

We work with local organisations to form a network to bring our diverse communities together.

Funding over the last 8 years has allowed us to deliver music therapy, arts workshops, elders afternoon tea and our twice weekly daycentre to our elderly and vulnerable adults, some with mild disabilities.


Our Aims

We believe citizens should receive good quality care that recognises individuals and their right to make informed choices that will enhance their quality of life, preserve dignity and respect.

To support service users in encouraging their health and well being through activity workshops/exercise and social interaction.

To provide a day centre for vulnerable adults and/or adults with a disability where they can interact, participate and integrate with the local community.

To encourage and develop a positive image and to support quality provision services of the care industry in Birmingham and the West Midlands.

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Birmingham Care Group (BCG) is a registered charity created to support our service users and providers across Birmingham and the West Midlands.

We work with local organisations to form a network to bring our diverse communities together.

Funding over the last 8 years has allowed us to deliver music therapy, arts workshops, elders afternoon tea and our twice weekly daycentre to our elderly and vulnerable adults, some with mild disabilities.


OUR APPROACH

We work closely with the Birmingham Care Consortium and its members that allows us to source relevant bodies to support both service users and their providers and we are working with Key Workers within the Health and Social Care Sector.

We believe service users should receive good quality care that recognises individuals and their right to make informed choices that will enhance their quality of life, preserve dignity and respect.

We are continually seeking benefits and discounts from suppliers to the industry. We will represent our service providers and aim to develop a positive relationship with all stakeholders within the caring industry.

The BCG offers free advice and signposting to all Care Providers within Birmingham and the West Midlands

TESTIMONIALS

Helen Kilminster FRPharmS PG Dip. Clinical Pharmacy PGCert. NMIP MAPCPharm PCN Clinical Director, People’s Health Partnership Senior Pharmacist, Towerhill Partnership Medical Practice Vice President, Primary Care Pharmacy Association PCN CD Board Member, West Midlands   They operate a fantastic food bank that caters for diverse populations in our local area of Birmingham. Not just food, sustain people’s culture, what keep humans feel connected in this, sometimes, lonely world.      

Mr R. Levi I have nothing but praise for what you guys are doing in helping the community in their time of need, I really appreciate the help that I received from you guys. In this current climate a lot of us are finding it very difficult and the service you provide has proven invaluable I cannot thank you enough I hope you can continue you to receive funding as this service is highly needed. Words cannot express the gratitude I feel.

Shamara and family The staff on duty at Birmingham Care Group were extremely friendly upon arrive and very helpful. The box which I got not only had dried goods, it also had Caribbean products that was amazing for what our household needed but it had FRESH food also which is amazing to receive. My children made fresh juice with the kale and decorated the ginger bread cookies after school. Can I also mention that the hard dough bread was like Christmas came early when my children saw it. I also had purchased patties and a cooked meal which was also amazing to be able to buy at a price I could afford. With losing full time work and being a sole parent to two children, one of which has sickle cell, this service has helped me and my household beyond words could sum up. Thank you so much for being available to the community.

Councillor Mohammed Azim, Lord Mayor of Birmingham The food has been culturally sensitive and helped to provide food that many elders in the community rely on and that you are a small team but the impact in the local community is both remarkable and greatly appreciated. Please accept my heartfelt thanks to you and all at Birmingham Care group this is essential work and you truly are heroes in these very challenging times.

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My cousin collected some food for my 86 year old mum who has been confined to her house bless her.  This has brought a big smile to her face. God bless you Fiona and Sharon and the organisations that have been able to make this happen, community is everything  😊

Anon I would like to extend my utmost gratitude to the services the staff members provide at The Birmingham Care Group foodbank.  You all contribute to the community, supporting to numerous individuals and families. Helping those that are vulnerable with various issues such as  Physical disabilities, mental health, Drug addiction, Poverty, Homeless etc..  Building them a scaffold supporting their need of simple vital necessities and beyond. I never thought in a million years that I would need this type of aid within my family’s unit as now a carer for my elder brother that suffered a major stroke.  As a family our lives changed dramatically overnight. Life has become more complicated under the current situation surrounding the pandemic to say the least.  The Birmingham Care Group foodbank literally feeds my brother on a daily basis providing ready main meals and additional food parcels. The food is full of flavour well balanced with all the necessary proteins and minerals for one’s dietary needs also remarkable value for money. The foodbank provides something for everybody not just for Afro Caribbean descent. The service provided is a massive weight off my shoulders as I also care for my 85 year old mother.  As the economy is shifting towards a more state dependent country, The Birmingham Care Group food bank and other establishments like this is rapidly growing. In desperation even among the working class as people struggle to feed themselves and their families. I urge and plead to The Government, businesses sponsors etc, that will support these types of essential establishments to continue your good deeds love makes the world go around. To all of the seen and unseen heroes continue to make the world a better place.  Thank you to all the team at Birmingham Care Group foodbank. 


FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS – FOOD BANK

Do I need a referral to collect a food parcel?
No, we welcome all citizens at this time
 
Do we need to pay?
Yes, we ask for a minimum donation of £2.00 per parcel.
What information do I need to bring with me?
For monitoring purposes, we ask for your name and address only.
 
What is in a typical food parcel?
A typical food parcel contains a minimum of 3 days of nutritionally balanced, non-perishable, tinned and dry foods that have been donated. This can be adapted to special dietary requirements. A typical food parcel includes culturally sensitive foods when available for the Caribbean, Asian and European community

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS – DAY CENTRE

Do I need to pre-register before I attend?
Yes, all beneficiaries attending the day centre is through referral but if you live independently please contact us in the first instance.
Do I have to pay to attend the daycentre?
Yes there is a daily fee but please contact us and we can discuss this more with you.
Is a meal provided at the centre?
Yes we provide a light breakfast and lunch.
What is a typical day at the centre like?
  • A wheelchair-accessible minibus will come and pick you up from your house to take you to our day centre.
  • Settle into the centre over a cup of tea and a chat
  • Morning activities will begin
  • A freshly prepared hot lunch will be served by our staff
  • More activities will be organised for after lunch
  • When the day is over, the minibus will drop you back at your house at an agreed time.
What activities do you have at the daycentre?
We provide music therapy, reminiscing workshops, gentle exercise, bingo, arts and crafts.

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Birmingham Care Group
Richmond House
Park Road
Hockley
Birmingham
B18 5HE
0121 523 9690