Creating a network of support in Edgbaston
What is the Neighbourhood Network Scheme (NNS)?
Edgbaston Neighbourhood Network Scheme is a community project that aims to help people beat loneliness and isolation. Each constituency in Birmingham has an organisation leading the project; in Edgbaston Constituency, Age UK Birmingham and Gateway Family Services are working in partnership.
How it works?
The Neighbourhood Network Scheme (NNS for short) aims to develop and support activities for older adults (over the age of 50). Adults who have additional needs (mental ill health, a physical disability, additional learning need, ASD or sensory impairment) to ensure that they have activities on their doorstep which help them connect to their communities and lead independent, happy and healthy lives. We also work closely with local Social Work teams to help them access local services and activities for the people they support.
For a searchable list of community assets in Edgbaston and the wider Birmingham area:
hours worked to develop community assets
Locality Assets mapped
pieces of local info shared on social media
How can Edgbaston NNS help?
If you run or are part of a group/activity (or are thinking of setting one up), our NNS team can support you with the following:
- Helping you set up a new activity
- Accessing small grant funding
- Networking opportunities
- Joining the citywide asset register
If you would like to know more about the NNS project, access support from our team or find out about activities and support in your area, please contact us for a friendly informal chat. If you do not fall into our area, we can put you in touch with NNS teams across the city and support you in your area.