Community Wellbeing


    Community Wellbeing


    Community Wellbeing

SOS - Summer of Something

Bookings now open

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We are again offering hundreds of FREE places this summer.

Supported by Bring it on Brum, 6-16 year olds can access fun, safe and educational activities this summer based at 4 school sites.

Places fill up fast so book soon!


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Summer of Something SOS

Extracurricular after school activities/holiday programs

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We offer a broad range of fun and engaging activities to encourage children to eat more healthily, be more active and take part in new enriching activities which support their development and wellbeing. Activities will include arts, sports, environmental awareness, cooking and playing games. Children will also have the opportunity to visit country parks, local farms and our local allotments for arts based and environmental activities to give them wider experiences for both mainstream and SEND children. We ensure that the families who participate in this ... read the full story »»

Winter of Wonder

Extracurricular after school activities/holiday programs

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Winter of Wonder give children and young people a program of activities to look forward to at Christmas. This will include activities such as arts and crafts, sports, party games and lots of culinary activities resulting in a party atmosphere. Our activities will focus on improving inter-personal skills and provide a positive experience for those children and young people taking part. Every child will have access fun and safe activities during December. We staff our program with qualified school professionals who will be able to offer additional educational, ... read the full story »»

Winter Warm

Winter survival packs from the Handsworth Association of Schools

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Winter survival packs, tailored emergency food packages and bedtime care packages will be distributed to vulnerable families to help them keep warm as the temperatures drop every winter. HAOS wants to help ensure that vulnerable families do not go hungry or without essential items.

Our campaign comes as the Department of Energy and Climate Change estimates thousands of homes in Birmingham will be in fuel poverty this year as the impact of Covid takes hold. Fuel poverty, when a household has to spend more than ... read the full story »»

Community Connectors

Part of the Early Help Team

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Community Connectors

Community Connectors are professional based in the ten localities across Birmingham. They sit within the Lead Voluntary Sector Organisation in each locality as part of the Locality Early Help Team.

HAOS has a team of 4 Community Connectors base at our Welford site and their main role is to train other professionals around Early Help so that they can in a timely way connect more families to community support and assets.  The aim is to facilitate families to get ... read the full story »»

Handsworth Association of Schools Foodbank

The Foodbank is Open

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HAOS Food Hub was set up in 1999 in response to the Covid-19 pandemic.  We exist to support professionals with the resources to help families within the school community. We help with food, hygiene and care packages and to date have delivered thousands of these packages. We are hugely grateful for the extraordinary generosity showed by our food donation partners and our school staff and local community who have enabled us to provide this service.

Volunteers are the driving force behind our food hub ... read the full story »»

Our Funding Partners

Handsworth Association of Schools thanks our generous funding partners

hm gov community fund
lottery funded
Police Crime Commission
Reduce Violence
Ernest Cook
Sandwell and Birmingham Hospital Trusts
NHS University Hospital Birmingham
near neighbours
Heart of England Building Society
Birmingham City Council
Energy Savings Trust
BBC Children In Need
Heritage Lottery Fund
National Grid

Previous Significant Funders

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Commonwealth Games logo
Asda logo
House of Fairytales

Partner Organisation

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