As a result, Birmingham Children’s Partnership has partnered services across Birmingham to support families who are asking for help in each locality.
Community, voluntary and faith sectors, health, family support, social work, police, schools, further education, nurseries, children’s centres, health visitors and GPs are all coordinating local help. This is being delivered in ten localities in the city: Edgbaston, Erdington, Hall Green, Hodge Hill, Ladywood, Northfield, Perry Barr, Selly Oak, Sutton Coalfield and Yardley – with Compass Support being appointed partner for the Erdington area.
This means we can help families in need with:
- Support from voluntary, community and faith groups
- Mental health support for young people aged 11 to 25
- Emergency items such as food, nappies and supplies
- Advice and guidance through telephone support
There is also a £0.8m community grant fund for voluntary, community and faith groups who are supporting vulnerable families during the Covid-19 emergency.
More early services are available such as:
- Emergency response for vulnerable citizens
- A parent link contact line for advice and guidance (0121 303 8461)
- Support for carers (0333 006 9711)
- Covid-19 support such as food supplies, essentials, medication and social contact
- Free School Meal voucher scheme
- Local offer for families including for children with special educational needs
- Women’s Aid for domestic abuse (0808 800 0028)