All posts in category Commitment 7: Address safety, isolation and loneliness

7.1 Adopt the five ways to wellbeing in everything we do.

The five ways to wellbeing, developed by the New Economics Foundation, reflects the kinds of behaviour that people can undertake , and which academic evidence suggests may lead to improvements in their mental health and wellbeing.  The five are: Connect Be Active Take Notice Keep learning Give Organisations should adopt the five ways to wellbeing […]

7.2 Develop a safe strategy for the city

Public, private and community organisations should develop a safe strategy for Birmingham that focuses not just on reducing crime but wider preventative issues in health, environment and personal responsibility.

7.3 Develop services for older people

Community and voluntary organisations have a major role to play in developing services for older people, in this time of declining public resources.  More commissioning of services that reduce isolation and loneliness of older people are needed, for example, recreational activities, intergenerational activities and volunteering.

7.4 Establish a “Birmingham’s Big Ideas” Fund

Establish a “Birmingham’s Big Ideas” fund to attract philanthropic investment, public sector and charitable grants and personal giving to encourage investment and ideas to tackle social exclusion.