Early Help Edgbaston

Supporting children and families in Edgbaston

Families in Birmingham, as in the rest of the country, are facing significant challenges at the moment because of the Covid-19 emergency. Even those who were previously doing well may be starting to struggle now, due to the impact the crisis is having on income and health.

That’s why Birmingham Children’s Partnership has accelerated plans for a new model of connected services and communities to help families across the city: “Early Help”.

Across the city, there is already a tremendous response: schools are checking in, the voluntary sector is stepping up, and health providers, GPs, police, social care and other partners are working tirelessly. Now, Early Help is co-ordinating this response across Birmingham’s ten localities, including the provision of funding for community groups who need it.

Gateway is co-ordinating the response in Edgbaston.

If you are a group or organisation working with families, adapting your work to better meet the needs of families, or if you’d just like to know more about Early Help, Gateway would like to hear from you. We want to ensure your work is fully integrated with the wider city response.

If you are a family living in the Edgbaston constituency who needs support with emergency food or other hardship issues at the moment, get in touch and we will put you in touch with organisations that can help.

Call Gateway Family Services on 0121 456 7821 or email earlyhelpedgbaston@gatewayfs.org