The Health Exchange, BARC (Birmingham Arthritis Resource Centre) and the Macmillan Cancer Support Information Point are located on Floor 1 of Birmingham Central Library. They have moved from their previous location to offices to the left of the Lending Library. Wheelchair access is available via a public lift. Please ask at Customer Services in the foyer if you need help.
There is now a full programme of activities including a list of local groups who meet in the Health Exchange. Some activities are taking place in the local centres as well as in Central Library. Contact the Health Exchange on 0121 607 0110, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
Health Exchange Hub in Central Library
The new Health Exchange Hub is the centre of activity to support a larger programme to deliver information, advocacy, advice and guidance on health and healthy lifestyles in Birmingham communities. The Health Exchange is a growing partnership organisation that has been founded by Heart of Birmingham (NHS) Teaching Primary Care Trust and Birmingham Libraries.
The Health Exchange Hub offers facilities and resources to both individuals seeking help and to voluntary organisations which have a remit to health amongst the individuals they support. There are growing numbers of local organisations such as libraries, Sure Start centres, community centres and cultural centres that are building new partnerships with the Health Exchange to provide access to quality health information and to improve informed choice in health.
The Health Exchange is starting up at nine places, the central "hub" is in Central Library, the eight local sites are as follows:
UK Asian Women's Centre 23 Hamstead Road, Hockley B19 1BX
Afro Caribbean Millennium Centre 339 Dudley Road, B18 4HB
Women's Help Centre 321 Rookery Road, B21 9PR
Sure Start City 42 Cape Street, B18 4LE
Children's Centre Benson Road, Community Resource Centre, Benson Road, B18 5TD
Sure Start Children's Centre Handsworth and Winson Green, Louise Road, B21 0RY
Treatment Centre at City Hospital
Soho Road Health Centre Lousie Road, Handsworth B21 9RY
Nishkam Centre Soho Road, Handsworth B21 9BH
The Birmingham Arthritis Resource Centre is also situated in the Health Exchange.
Health Exchange Calendar of Events
Health Information in the Library
Health in Birmingham
Web Sites for Health
Health Main Page
Birmingham Arthritis Resource Centre
Sickle Cell and Thalassaemia