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What is the Neighbourhood Network Scheme (NNS)?

The Neighbourhood Network Scheme is a community project that aims to help people who are 50+ beat loneliness and isolation. Each constituency in Birmingham has an organisation leading on the project, in Edgbaston Constituency it is Age UK Birmingham and Gateway Family Services working in partnership.

The goal of the Neighbourhood Network Scheme (NNS for short) is to develop and support activities for older adults so that all over 50s 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, please visit:


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:

  • Helping you set up a new activity
  • accessing small grant funding
  • training
  • networking opportunities
  • joining the citywide asset register


What areas are covered?

In Edgbaston constituency NNS is led by Age UK Birmingham and Gateway Family Services. Below are the areas each constituency covers:

Age UK Birmingham

·         Bartley Green

·         Weoley Castle

·         Shenley


Natalie Tichareva on 07809336283 or email


Gateway Family Services

·         Edgbaston

·         Harborne

·         Quinton


Call on 0800 599 9880 or email




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.



The Neighbourhood Networks Scheme is funded by Birmingham City Council