Edgbaston Neighbourhood Network Scheme

Neighbourhood Network Schemes (NNSs) are designed to support older people in Birmingham to connect with individuals, groups, organisations, activities, services and places in their local neighbourhood. They are an integral part of Birmingham City Council’s community social work model.

The Edgbaston Neighbourhood Network Scheme (ENNS) covers the following areas in the Edgbaston constituency:

  • Edgbaston
  • Harborne
  • Quinton
  • Bartley Green
  • Shenley
  • Weoley Castle

ENNS is led by Gateway Family Services and Age UK Birmingham. Gateway and Age UK are working with voluntary and community groups, social enterprises and local agencies to create a network of support in Edgbaston. The ENNS acts is a central co-ordination point and can offer support for volunteers and groups, including access to grants.

To contact the Edgbaston Neighbourhood Network Scheme, call 0800 599 9880 or email info@gatewayfs.org.

Covid-19 support

As Neighbourhood Network Scheme Lead, Gateway is co-ordinating the Edgbaston Constituency’s response to Covid-19. The Edgbaston NNS is now a central point of contact for people in need, and community groups that need help, in Edgbaston, Harborne and Quinton, throughout the crisis.

Our NNS team and local Link Workers are working closely with community groups like The Quinton and Oldbury Foodbank, and the B32 Group, whose volunteers are organising and delivering food, as well as local Councillors, to co-ordinate support across the area.

If you are in Edgbaston, Harborne or Quinton and would like support from your NNS, call 0800 599 9880 or email info@gatewayfs.org.

If you are in Bartley Green, Shenley or Weoley Castle, please contact Age UK Birmingham.

Early Help Edgbaston: for families and children

Early Help Edgbaston, part of Birmingham’s new model of support for families and children, has been launched early to support families and children in Edgbaston, Harborne, Quinton, Bartley Green, Shenley and Weoley Castle throughout the Covid-19 crisis. Find out more on the Early Help Edgbaston page.

If you or a family you know is unsupported and needs help, or if you are an organisation that supports families in this area and want to make sure your services are integrated into the wider response, call 0121 456 7821 or email earlyhelpedgbaston@gatewayfs.org.