Birmingham’s NNS (Neighbourhood Network Scheme) helps local residents over 50 access community based services and activities that promote well-being and a better quality of life. We connect and support local groups and social work teams in the Perry Barr constituency wards of Handsworth, Handsworth Wood, Holyhead, Lozells, Kingstanding, Birchfield, Perry Barr and Oscott.
We’re part of a city wide network that identifies crucial services and health and well-being activities. You’ll find what’s on offer in your area in the Birmingham Connect to Support site, so click here: searchable directory.
You can also check out our new Google Map of the Perry Barr NNS area specifically. Find find local groups able to help or to get involved with. This map is especially useful if you want somewhere very local to where you live.
Perry Barr NNS Bulletin – March 2021
Current Training and Support Opportunities for Local Groups
We’re working alongside Birmingham Community Matters (BCM) during March to help ‘capacity build’ community and voluntary groups that support people aged over 50 in Handsworth, Handsworth Wood, Holyhead, Lozells, Kingstanding, Birchfield, Perry Barr or Oscott.
About Neighbourhood Network Schemes
Community Groups and Organisations
Birmingham City Council’s Perry Barr Neighbourhoods Directorate and Spring 22 Hub are mapping the activities and services that are available to the over 50s in our constituency. We also identify if local organisations and community groups providing activities need support – this could be around funding, training, volunteers, bid writing or capacity building.
There are already many registered organisations and groups delivering much-needed services to local residents, all provide offers that enhance the lives of older adults in our communities and often deliver vital support in times of crisis.
How can I register my project ?
The Perry Barr constituency is split into several wards and if you’d like to talk to someone about a particular service or activity please contact the following Community Connectors:
Handsworth and Handsworth Wood | Lucy Bird
Lozells and Holyhead | Holly O’Meara
Birchfield, Kingstanding, Perry Barr and Oscott | Michael Wynter
We just need some details about your project, and we’ll arrange to meet face to face (or by other means whilst Covid restrictions are in place). Once you have been registered, your project will go onto the city-wide Connect to Support register and your project information will be accessible to a range of local professionals including local social workers from Birmingham’s Adult Services Team. We’ll also keep in touch to update you on the latest network news, funding and training opportunities and we’ll organise regular network get-togethers.
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