Age Concern Birmingham celebrated the opening of their Communitea Café & Hub on Friday 1st September with the official launch and cutting of the tape performed by Rt Hon Andrew Mitchell MP.
The launch was a great success with the support and presence of Sutton Vesey Councillors and a number of Town Councillors, local residents, business and service providers.
Becky Bews, CEO for Age Concern Birmingham explains, “Communitea is a project to address positive social inclusion for all. Our aim is for the hub to be accessible, where the community can take part in a variety of innovative, meaningful and supportive social activities and events which will increase social interaction creating stronger, friendlier local communities. Quality food and drinks are all served at a low cost.”
There are already a number of free groups running from the hub:-
Mondays is a knitting club from 10am – 2pm, everyone from expert knitters to beginners welcome.
The 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month is Parkinson’s UK support café where anyone can drop in for help, advice and support.
From 18 September Age Concern will be running a Carers Support group each Monday 10am – 12 pm and from Thursday 28 September there will be a Poetry group starting.
If you are interested in setting up and developing a group for the benefit of the community get in touch with Age Concern, they look forward to hearing from you.
Funding support through the Local Innovation Fund has allowed Age Concern to recruit a project coordinator and youth worker for the hub, which they are in the process of doing. Age Concern are so grateful for this funding which wouldn’t have been possible without the support of the Sutton Vesey Councillors, Lyn Collin, Dr Andrew Hardie and Rob Pocock.