Key Partners for Happy Healthy Holidays
Happy Healthy Holidays is a city-wide initiative led by a consortium of strategic partners including: Accord Housing Association(AHA), The Active Wellbeing Society (TAWS), Sport Birmingham (SB) and Birmingham Playcare Network (BPCN).
As part the Department for Education's 'Holiday Activity and Food' pilot the consortium have been successful in securing funding to deliver 300,000 free meals and activity days for children and young people in Birmingham this summer.
Accord is one of the largest housing and social care organisations in the Midlands, providing 13,000 affordable homes and health and social care to 80,000 people and employing nearly 4,000.
Accord is an investment partner with the Homes and Communities Agency, developing new homes across the region with a number of key partners. Our regulatory judgements on governance and viability have been consistently top-level (G1 and V1) with the most recent Regulatory Judgement of G1/V1 published November 2016 following an In Depth Assessment further confirming our robust business and financial base.
We are a values-led social business motivated by adding social and economic value to the communities where we work. We specialise in involving customers and communities in shaping the homes and services that we provide, including nationally prominent examples of tenant leadership and control. Our colleagues are award-winning, highly professional and strive to deliver excellence on the front-line and through the corporate support teams.
The Active Wellbeing Society
The Active Wellbeing Society is a community benefit society established to enable people and communities to get active together. We are grounded in the communities where inequalities are at their highest and work with them to develop the autonomy, capacity and resources needed to become happy, healthy communities. Utilising a range of wellbeing interventions, we connect individuals and communities, bringing about sustainable societal change on a social, environmental and economic level.
Our mission is to:
- Advance health and save lives
- Advance citizenship and community development
- Provide relief to those in need because of their youth, age, ill-health, disability, financial hardship or other disadvantage
Birmingham PlayCare Network
BPCN was set up initially to support the play care sector. This is setting that operate out side of school hours usually for children aged 4 – 14 whose parents/carers require childcare outside of school hours.
We are a member led organisation which includes childminders, early year's providers and individuals.
It is not necessary to be a member to access our services, however resource packs and priority to some training is a member benefit.
Our services cover all areas of the West Midlands from more affluent to those experiencing severe deprivation.
Our core values as listed under the mission statement run alongside our four strands of work delivery. Which are:
- Workforce Development
- Advocacy of Play
- Information and member services
The staff team of 10 all hold relevant qualifications and hold enhanced CRB checks. During our PiPs programme, staffing levels increase to a maximum of around 30. Again, our committment to safe guarding children is extended to our PiPs staff, who also hold an enhanced CRB check before they work in the parks.
Sport Birmingham is here to make a positive difference to people's lives through sport and physical activity.
We are the city's strategic active partnership, working as a leading charity to join up policy and investment with delivery partners who bring inclusive and accessible activity to communities. We provide support through insight, knowledge and expertise to anyone in Birmingham working towards our vision of a more active city and a healthier place to live, learn, work and play.
We are uniquely positioned through our partnerships with a wide range of public, charitable, and private sector organisations to lead on the growth and development of sport, physical activity, PE and recreation; ensuring people recognise how vitally important an active lifestyle is to their health and wellbeing.
Through the power of sport and physical activity, we also work to improve educational attainment and employment prospects, combat crime and anti-social behaviour, address social isolation and contribute to economic growth.