Support for Yardley Residents During COVID-19
Are you aged 50plus living in Yardley, Sheldon, Stechford, Acocks Green, Small Heath, Haymills, Tyseley and Glebe Farm?
- Do you feel lonely, isolated, need someone to talk to?
- Are you struggling with getting shopping/food/medication?
- Do you have money worries or need some advice/guidance?
- Do you need help with filling forms or accessing information?
- Would you like to join an activity/improve your well-being, share recipes, coffee and chat and many more?
- Would you like to improve your internet skills or need help to use a digital device?
This helpline has been designed to support vulnerable citizens to access services, have assistance with food, shopping, befriending, money problems, form filling, activities, gain internet skills, advice and guidance.
Together with our partners we are HERE TO HELP: Please Contact Manjeet Birdi, Community Development Worker, Yardley Neighbourhood Network Team, Disability Resource Centre, B33 0LD.
Call our helpline Number: 07799904269 or landline number: 03030 40 20 40 option 6 (Yardley Neighbourhood Network Team)
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Yardley Neighbourhood Network Scheme (NNS)
The Neighbourhood Network Scheme (NNS) is a city-wide initiative funded by Birmingham City Council. The purpose of the NNS is to ensure that as many citizens as possible aged 50 and over can access community-based support to promote health and well-being and enable them to enjoy a better quality of life while living independently. The NNS aims to do this through better coordination of community-based prevention and early intervention services.
Disability Resource Centre is the lead agency in the Yardley Constituency and is working in partnership with Age UK Birmingham to oversee and coordinate the project. Both partners have a Community Development Worker based in the Ward who have been mapping the activities and services available to over-50s on their patch; identifying any gaps and supporting new or existing groups in developing activities or services that will help fill those gaps. Small grants are available to help with this and training to help build capacity. The Community Development Workers also work closely with the Yardley Social Work teams to help link them up with relevant activities and services in the area that may be of benefit to older adults
If you would like to find out more about the Yardley Neighbourhood Network Scheme, including accessing support as a Yardley citizen, contact Manjeet Birdi at firstname.lastname@example.org or 0779 990 4269
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Due to the COVID-19 outbreak Yardley NNS is supporting local organisations to provide support to the constituency based on various local priorities identified in partnership with the city council and social work teams. For more information on where to access support please click here.