Part of the Birmingham community for over 75 years
Founded in 1938, the Stonehouse Gang has long been a key part of the Birmingham community, opening its doors to not only young people but also local pensioners and young mums who might otherwise feel isolated.
With Stonehouse life busier than ever, there’s loads going on at both our club house in Birmingham and our activity centre in Wales.
The core of our activity is our club night programme. On weekday evenings we hold a number of clubs for young people, you can find out more information on those here. The clubs are split in to age groups, enabling us to provide the most fun and engaging activities for those young people.
In addition to the club nights we offer daytime activities and trips for young people in the school holidays, as well as seasonal trips out to things like the pantomime or ice skating.
For those young people who are up for a challenge the Stonehouse Gang offers the opportunity to undertake the Duke of Edinburgh Awards (DofE). As part of our DofE group you will have the opportunity to take part in a range of new activities, whilst earning yourself an accreditation that is recognised by universities and employers alike. For more information click here.
For the young at heart we offer a weekly over 50’s club, providing an opportunity for local people to get together for a cuppa and a chinwag over a game of bingo. From time to time we also plan trips out to local attractions. Give us a call here if you or a family member might be interested in coming along – we offer free transport to and from the clubhouse in the local area, so getting here isn’t a problem.
New mums come along to our play and stay sessions that are held a few times every week. These interactive sessions provide an opportunity for the mums to get together for a bit of support, whilst the kids happily get stuck in to the Stonehouse Gang’s toy store. Find out when the next play and stay is here.
Overall The Stonehouse Gang welcomes almost a 5000 visitors every year and demand is growing as other local services are being cut. But we can only continue to offer this lifeline with the help of our amazing volunteers and the generosity of both individual and corporate donations.
If you would like to support these services please contact us today by calling 0121 427 2961.