Early Help Edgbaston

Supporting children and families in Edgbaston

Early Help support for families and young people has now been established in Birmingham’s ten localities, and each area is led by a voluntary sector Locality Lead. Gateway co-ordinates 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

Emergency Food Provision

Each month, Early Help Edgbaston puts together a calendar showing emergency food provision available in and around the Edgbaston vicinity. Click here to view the latest calendar (PDF).

Information for Schools, Further Education and Nurseries

We want to remind all Schools, Further Education and Nurseries that there is more support available for families that are struggling during COVID-19.

  • From Birmingham with Love – if you are coming across families that need support, then please check out this short list of early help that you can share with parents. Includes a voucher for pre-paid parenting courses.
  • Locality leads – many schools are already working closely with the ten early help localities and the voluntary sector Locality Leads. In Edgbaston, your Locality Lead is Gateway Family Services. Please get in touch on 0121 456 7821 or by emailing earlyhelpedgbaston@gatewayfs.org to see if there is more we can do to help your school or your families.

This is part of Birmingham-wide changes that will better support families, schools and communities. Changes include more locality working, team around a school and nursery, shared case management and connecting families to support in their neighbourhoods. Birmingham Children’s Partnership includes the NHS, Birmingham City Council, Birmingham Children’s Trust, West Midlands Police and Birmingham Voluntary Sector Council.

  • Please note that the Emergency Resilience Fund for families in hardship due to Covid-19 has now CLOSED, but there is alternative support available. If you are a teacher or support worker professional worried about a family in the Edgbaston constituency, call Gateway Family Services on 0121 456 7821 or email earlyhelpedgbaston@gatewayfs.org to talk through the options. You can also apply to the local welfare fund in Birmingham City Council.