Supporting the community through a very difficult year -St. Germain’s Church and the Emergency Supplies Grant

This is our second blog post highlighting the impact of the Emergency Assistance Grant which is being distributed by the Edgbaston Neighbourhood Network Scheme and the Heart of England Community Foundation. Last time, we looked at how Home from Hospital Care helped ‘Brian’ by sending him free tailored food parcels. This week, it’s the turn …

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Providing a lifeline – Home from Hospital Care and the Emergency Assistance Food and Essential Supplies Grant.

Edgbaston Neighbourhood Network Scheme has been working with the Heart of England Community Foundation, supporting Edgbaston’s response to COVID-19 in distributing the ‘Emergency Food and Assistance’ grant. ‘Home from Hospital Care’, is one such charity who have received this grant. The team are using it to provide food and fuel vouchers to those discharged from …

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Edgbaston NNS – Focus on Assets: DigiKick

The Edgbaston Neighbourhood Network Scheme, which launched last year, has a bi-monthly newsletter for members, which you can subscribe to here. In each edition of the newsletter, we’ll be showcasing great community assets within the Edgbaston constituency. For the February issue, Community Connector Deb Ufton spoke to DigiKick, a Community Interest Company that helps people to get …

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In memory of Dennis Hayes

Dennis chatting with Leslie and Keith

We were very sad to hear about the passing of Dennis Hayes, a member of the Patient Health Forum (the South Birmingham Long Term Conditions Group that Gateway facilitates on behalf of Birmingham and Solihull CCG). We understand that he died suddenly at home, of a suspected heart attack, at the beginning of November. We …

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Black, Asian and minority ethnic Maternity Voices: we want to hear from you

Do you have recent experience of maternity services? Are you from a Black, Asian or other minority ethnic background? Maternity systems in Sandwell and West Birmingham are producing a COVID-19 Communications Plan, specifically designed to help them better communicate with women and families from Black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds. Now, Sandwell and West Birmingham …

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