The Hub Hazelwell (ACTS)

Development worker - Dorrett Erskine

318 Vicarage Road
Kings Heath
B14 7NH

0121 441 5500/ 07385 294820

Allens Croft Twilight Support at The Hub has always recognised that is important to combine community development with a regular programme of informal and fun activities which bring older people into contact with each other.

Our diverse programme of social and leisure activities has continued to help older people to overcome feelings of isolation and vulnerability with some older people becoming the key organisers and making the activities run well. Whilst the ACTS project continues to support participants within the local area of Brandwood/ Kings Heath, we are really excited to be able to slowly restart activities at the Hub.

Development Worker

My name is Dorrett and I am the community development worker working on behalf of the  ACTS project which is based at The Hub Hazelwell.  I feel I am approachable and good listener, I enjoy long walks, tai chi and having a nice long chats over a cup of tea.  My role involves working with the the over 50’s community in sharing their knowledge skills and resources in order to build community connections through group activities.

Activities in relation to Covid 19:

Unfortunately, due to Covid-19 restrictions we only able to offer certain activities at the present. Please ensure that you contact us in the first instance to ensure there is availability as booking is now essential in order to attend the groups running at The Hub.  

Weekly Activities:

Some of The ACTS project activities are reopening; below is the list of activities running from October 5th 2020

(For the time being Monday Club, Zumba and Sequence Dancing remain cancelled.)




Sew, Knit and Natter

12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
The Hub Hazelwell

Bring along your craft work and make new friends!

We meet to craft, to teach each other, to learn and share our skills. Currently we have a number of people who knit, crochet, stitch, make cards, make loop hook rugs, mindfulness coloring, card making and we are happy to expand beyond. Come and join us if you want to share your skills or learn new ones all whilst making new friends.

Cost is £2 per person – including tea/coffee and biscuits

Booking is essential 


Move it or Lose it

12:30 am - 1:30 pm
The Hub Hazelwell

This exercise class is tailored for the over 50’s and can be done standing or seated. This form of exercise is use to help prevent falls by improving balance, muscle power and mental stimulation.  A great way to keep active, this is an instructor lead class (please arrive 10 min early to discuss any health problems with the instructor).

Cost is £3 per session

Booking is essential 


Tai Chi

12:45 pm - 1:45 pm
The Hub Hazelwell

Tai Chi improves balance and co-ordination, strengthens the muscles and improves breathing functions. It is suitable for men and women. If you are attending for the first time it is important that arrive 10 mins early to discuss health issues and concerns you may have so that the instructor is aware.

This is led by an instructor and costs £3 per person.

Booking is essential 


Wellbeing Hub (Calm Club)

11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Starting soon!

Do you have difficulty to switching off or struggle with feeling anxious whilst you are out?  Would you like to learn techniques and strategies to help you unwind and remain calm?

We will be running four 1 hours sessions over the course of four weeks on a Thursday morning during November. These sessions will be online only. Each session will give you an opportunity to learn different techniques to help manage stress and deal with tension to help enhance your wellbeing.

This class is free.

All you will need is to have access to a computer and the internet to join this group. If you don’t have access to a computer please let us know – we might be able to help.

Booking is essential; please contact Dorrett for further details

Running from the 5th November until 26th @ 11:00- 12:00

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