Ladywood Neighbourhood Network Scheme


Creating Connected Communities


What we are

The Neighbourhood Network Scheme (NNS) is a city-wide initiative funded by Birmingham City Council.  It’s ultimate aim is to enrich the lives of adults over 50 and adults with a  disability.

We work in partnership with the Ladywood Adult Social Work team to connect them up to groups who run meaningful health and wellbeing activities within their own communities. It helps social worker refers their clients to community based activities. This is part of Birmingham City Council’s wider prevention programme.

We help to develop community groups through training, funding and networking to build a sustainable network of community acitivity in Ladywood Constituency.


This site is to share information with Ladywood Community Groups and the Ladywood Adult Social Work team.

For Community Groups


Do you deliver or run a community group or service in Ladywood for adults with a disability or adults aged 50+? We want to hear from you!

We can help you develop and promote your group or service to improve/increase accessibility and provide access to funding.

With this website we will share your news and share opportunities with you.

We can also help you with new skills and connect you up with neighbouring groups. 

Click below for a page filled with news of activities happening in Ladywood plus training, support and networking specifically for you.

Here you can find all the information you need to help people you are working with finding active things for adults to do in their community.

Here you will find the link to the Connect to Support Directory so you can see what’s happening for adults in the Ladywood Constituency and refer them directly. 

Click below for a page filled with news of activities happening in Ladywood and training, support and networking specifically for you.

For Ladywood Adult Social Workers 


Small Grants Application Guidance

To read full guidance click here

Soothing Stitches CIC

Soothing Stitches CIC deliver creative activities for adults with disabilities click here for more information

Warm Earth Open Day

Warm Earth is a local community outdoor project, who was a warded a NNS grant in March 2023, to deliver four open day celebration event, to inspire residents with disabilities and those over 50 to get involved in their woodwork and gardening projects. For more...

The Unseen Healing Circle

This is a wonderful opportunity for Autistic African, Caribbean Heritage Autistic men who are diagnosed or are waiting a diagnosis, to voice their valuable experiences of being autistic.  We will be delivering cultural creative arts, drama and graphic design...

Latest Ladywood NNS training and learning opportunities

Training & Development Programme offering a monthly package of support and learning opportunities forcommunity groups and organisations delivering services to adults with a disability, or adults aged 50+ in Ladywood

Bangladeshi Women Association Limited

Bangladeshi Women Association Limited ESOL class use digital skills to help them learn, the learners have a WhatsApp group now.  They use it for class information and communication purposes. Some of them even write in Bengali some send voice notes.  This communication...

Compost creating connections in Ladywood

Joie De Vivre Ventures literally ventured out to visit Warm Earth, a local project based in James Turner St who promote well-being by connecting people and plants through gardening. The two groups swapped ideas about composting and made hanging baskets. Lynda...

Ex Cathedra Ladywood Community Choir

We're very proud to support the Ladywood Community Choir as part of our programme. They meet every week, it’s over 50’s group are a mixed group of men and women. This group offers a wide range of benefits from meeting new people, making friends, reducing loneliness...

City Road Methodist Church Dominos Group

City Road Methodist Church dominos group meet every Wednesday from 12:00 until 4.00 pm. If you have never played before someone will show you, or you can stay and watch while having a cuppa and a chat. The game of dominos enables participants to socialise, reduce...

Birmingham Wellbeing Service

Be Active Be Active is a free scheme available to Birmingham residentsoffering a wide range of health and wellbeing activities like: Swimming Exercise classes Gym sessions 50+ Swimming and Activity classes Various activities also available inoutdoor parks & green...

Social Prescribing

What is Social Prescribing? It is a non medical approach to improving your health and wellbeing. It can help you to have more control over your own health and find ways to improve how you feel in a way that suits you. For more information click here