Birmingham Children’s Partnership have come up with a new way of supporting families in Birmingham. They have set up a network of ten voluntary sector Early Help leads to co-ordinate family support locally in neighbourhoods where people live.
Early Help focuses on building on a family’s strengths and interests and offers positive, practical support to help manage difficult issues and challenges.
GreenSquareAccord is the voluntary sector lead partner for Early Help in the Hall Green locality. Our Hall Green Families & Early Help teams work across Moseley and Kings Heath, Sparkhill, Sparkbrook, Balsall Heath and Hall Green. We support children, young people and families through:
- Sharing information and connecting people to local services, community groups and activities (the aim is to make it easier for people to get the support they need near to where they live – find our Family Support Directory on our Resources page)
- Providing support and guidance through telephone support, email and social media
- Strengthening community capacity to support Early Help through training and Early Help Assessments
- Connecting families to extra support via the Family Connect approach
- Co-ordinating Emergency Food Assistance grants of £100 per families in need with children.
We work closely with Birmingham Children’s Trust, Hall Green Early Years Team, schools, nurseries, the youth service, health, faith communities and active local organisations. More details about the citywide Early Help scheme can be found here. Here you will also find a map on how to access further citywide resources and help for children and families.
Birmingham Children’s Partnership includes Birmingham City Council, Birmingham Children’s Trust, Birmingham and Solihull Clinical Commissioning Group, Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, Birmingham Women’s and Children’s NHS Foundation Trust and West Midlands Police. All voluntary sector leads are supported by Birmingham Voluntary Services Council.