Selly Oak Neighbourhood Network Scheme
Supporting happy, healthy lives
Neighbourhood Network Schemes (NNS) in Birmingham work to strengthen communities and help older adults in our city to lead happy, healthy lives. They do this in lots of ways. One way is by giving support and small grants to local community groups, recognising their vital role in bringing people together.
What do we do?
Birmingham Community Matters (BCM) is delighted to be working with Selly Oak NNS to boost small community groups aimed at people over 50 in the Selly Oak constituency.
That includes Billesley, Bournbrook, Selly Park, Bournville, Cotteridge, Brandwood, Kings Heath, Druids Heath, Moneyhull, Highters Heath, Kings Norton North, Stirchley, Weoley and Selly Oak.
We’ve allocated Selly Oak NNS-funded groups with their own BCM project officer, Claire Johnson. Claire holds online and face-to-face sessions to help people work through ideas relating to running and growing their community groups in Selly Oak.
Past topics include:
- Managing community buildings
- Building lunch club connections
- Keeping projects Covid-safe
- Writing volunteer role descriptions.
Claire also holds regular ‘coffee and catch up’ sessions where groups can share knowledge and experience.