Hodge Hill Neighbourhood Network Scheme (NNS)

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POhWER are working on behalf of Birmingham City Council to support citizens over 50 in the community to live healthy, independent lives.  The Neighbourhood Network Scheme helps connect older people to individuals, groups, organisations, activities, services and places in their neighbourhoods. 

A major role of the NNS is to identify gaps / support existing assets and develop new ones. Our combined focus is working with the community groups (Assets) and then the social work teams to support the Assets to connect – indirectly helping older by supporting the community groups (Assets) that support them.

Our Small Grants Scheme is designed to support Assets in the Hodge Hill Constituency with funds of up to £10,000, especially those working at grass roots and local community level, in any field, across a wide range of activities.  Community assets are considered as any group, organisation, place, activity or service which offers an activity that an older adult can participate in.

Emergency Asset Register

In response to the current Coronavirus pandemic, a directory has been compiled for Hodge Hill residents, which includes support services for at risk older adults who are isolating: 

Emergency Asset Register

This page is being updated regularly. If you are an asset who operates in the constituency and needs support with an activity in response to COVID19 – we may be able to support you through an emergency grant. Please contact us and we can have a conversation with you to discuss this further.

Following the COVID19 outbreak the Steering Group timetable has been affected. Until further notice, there will be no face to face Steering Group meetings taking place, but we are responding with virtual meetings that will take place instead.

Our aims are:

  • Map assets within the Hodge Hill Constituency and obtain consent from the community asset to include the activity on a register that is managed by Birmingham City Council.
  • Support community groups and organisations to build their capacity and community offer though training and investment.

Hodge Hill Constituency Wards

Alum Rock Bordesley & Highgate Bordesley Green Bromford & Hodge Hill Glebe Farm & Tile Cross Heartlands Shard End Small Heath Ward End


Community Assets

Value of Community Assets and registering as one

There are many registered assets delivering much needed services to the local communities, all provide offers which enhance the lives of older adults in our communities.

How can I register my project as a Community Asset (CA)?

This can be done by completing a short form that asks you for details on your project, plus your confirmation to become a registered asset. We will arrange to meet you face to face. Once you have been registered, your project will go onto the city-wide CA register and your project information will be accessible to a range of professionals.

COVID-19 Emergency Grant Information

NNS General Fund Application Guidance

Hodge Hill NNS Steering Group

Emergency Food Assistance Programme

Contact the NNS Team at POhWER

For more information, how to get involved or just to contact us, you can send your query to [email protected] or call 0121 726 8577.

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