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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 Yardley Constituency it is led by The Disability Resource Centre, supported by Age UK Birmingham.

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 Yardley, and the wider Birmingham area, please visit:

How can Yardley 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?

  • Acocks Green
  • South Yardley
  • Tyseley & Hay Mills
  • Glebe Farm &Tile Cross
  • Sheldon
  • Yardley West & Stetchford
  • Bordesley Green
  • Garretts Green
  • Hall Green North
  • Small Heath
  • Sparkbrook & Balsall Heath East
  • Yardley East

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.

Contact Doreen Wiffen-Jones by email at or
Alternatively, call 07377264104.

Visit YNNS website here: Yardley Neighbourhood Network Scheme – Disability Resource Centre



The Neighbourhood Networks Scheme is funded by Birmingham City Council