Edgbaston Neighbourhood Network Scheme

The Edgbaston Neighbourhood Network is led by Gateway Family Services and Age UK Birmingham, who are working with voluntary and community groups, social enterprises and local agencies to create a network of support in Edgbaston.

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

The ENNS acts as a central co-ordination point and can offer support for volunteers and groups, including access to grants. If you are a community group or other local voluntary organisation based in one of the areas listed above, contact us to find out more on 0800 599 9880 or info@gatewayfs.org, and consider joining the ENNS mailing list.

To read more about the ENNS, click here to read all blog posts about the Edgbaston Neighbourhood Network Scheme.

ENNS newsletter and mailing list

We have a mailing list for ENNS members and interested parties, to which you can subscribe here. Every two months, we’ll publish a newsletter, where we’ll be sharing information about funding, training and networking opportunities for local groups, as well as publicising and promoting all the good things that are going on in our neighbourhood.

Read the April 2021 ENNS newsletter

Read the February 2021 ENNS newsletter

Read the December 2020 ENNS newsletter

Read the September 2020 ENNS newsletter

A Neighbourhood Network Scheme is all about its assets. That means you: the community groups, organisations and services doing great things! If you have information you’d like us to include in the next newsletter, let us know.

ENNS was also featured in Prevention and Communities newsletter issue 5 (PDF).

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.