Tuesday, May 17, 2022

Beneficial Activities in Birmingham (BAB) for adults with autism and/or ADHD - event on 29th June 2022 in Sutton Coldfield

The Autism and ADHD Beneficial Activities Workstream are organising a free event in Birmingham for adults with autism and/or ADHD, their carers, support workers, social workers and activity providers. The Beneficial Activities in Birmingham (BAB) event is to be held all day on Wednesday 29th June 2022 at Where: Sutton Coldfield United Reformed Church, 1 Brassington Ave, The Parade, Sutton Coldfield B73 6AA. (Beneficial activities may include things like dance, pottery, music, exercise etc classes).

We are looking for exhibitors to have stalls at the event to promote what is available for adults with autism and/or ADHD and it would be a great opportunity to publicise NNS and community assets in Birmingham. We are not charging exhibitors to attend.

The event will include:

  • The opportunity to promote your activities/events and network with other providers and professionals.


  • A free programme on the day of fun and beneficial activities.


  • Light refreshments. 


This event is in support of the work of the Birmingham Autism and ADHD Partnership Board (BAAPB).

To apply for a table at the event, please request an Exhibitors Booking Form as soon as possible from: AutismADHD@birmingham.gov.uk

Wednesday, May 11, 2022

Dementia Action Week - activities from Birmingham Carers Hub (a service run by Age Concern Birmingham)


Dementia Action Week - 16th-22nd May 2022 Activities in Sutton Coldfield

The Royal Sutton Coldfield Dementia Friendly Community Steering Group is excited to announce a programme of activities in honour of Dementia Action Week.

The Royal Sutton Coldfield Dementia Friendly Communities steering Group is working with local organisations to deliver an exciting programme of activities that will take place during Dementia Action Week, 16th – 22nd May.

An initiative by the Alzheimer’s Society, the week aims to raise awareness and encourage people to ‘act on dementia’. We will be encouraging those who are concerned they or a loved one may be experiencing signs of dementia, to seek guidance and support.

Activities are open to all, especially those living with dementia, those who may be undiagnosed as well as carers and loved ones. They have been designed to cater for a range of interests and will also help to highlight the vital groups and organisations who provide support to those living in the community.

Residents will be given the opportunity to enjoy the towns green spaces, vital to positive health and wellbeing, through an allotment open morning. Raised beds at the allotment plot make them more accessible, with residents able to tend to the site and enjoy the pleasures of gardening.

Throughout the week, there will also be several opportunities for residents to attend coffee mornings and afternoon tea at faith settings across the town. These are brilliant opportunities for residents to not only socialise but to build and create strong support networks. At these events, residents will also be provided with practical information to digest and take away.

Crucially, during the week, members of the steering group will be delivering Dementia Friends sessions both at Sutton Coldfield Library and online. Both free and informative, these sessions give an insight into what it is like to live with dementia and importantly, encourage residents to think about the small actions they can take to help support others in their community.

The steering group are currently working to gain Dementia Friendly Community status for the Royal Town but hope that the week showcases the incredible opportunities the town already has to offer.


Dementia Advice and Information

Dementia Advice and Information Officers will be available at the following locations during the week.

Monday 16th May 

Suzan & Sue- Home Instead Memory Café, URC Britwell Road, Wylde Green B73 5SW 10am-12pm

Herolin & Jackie- Age Concern Birminghams Day Care Centre, The Laurels, 69 Grange Lane, Mere Green, B75 5JX  9:15-11am

Tuesday 17th  

Suzan- Home Instead Memory Café, All Saints Church Centre, Bellwell Lane, Four Oaks B74 4TR 10:30-12:30pm

Herolin- Sing me Sunshine group at St Michael’s Church, Boldmere Road, Boldmere B73 5RX 2-3pm

Jackie & Sue- Age Concern Birminghams Communitea Café, Boldmere Road, Boldmere, B73 5TJ 10am-12pm

Julie- Phoenix Court, 321 Yatesbury Avenue, Castle Vale,B35 6QG 11am-1pm

Sue- Community Carers Group, Church of God of Prophecy, Broad Road, Acocks Green B27 7UZ 1pm-2:30pm

Wednesday 18th

Suzan- Alzheimer’s Society Dementia Café, Robertson Knoll, 100 Shawsdale Road, Hodge Hill, B36 8NG 10:30-12:30

Julie- Age Concern Birminghams Day Care Centre, Wellington Court, Book Lane off Tennal Lane, Harborne,  B32 2DP 9:15-11am

Herolin - Homelands, Great Barr, Birmingham, B42 2HZ 11-1pm

Thursday 19th

Julie- Age Concern Birminghams  Day Care Centre, Moorfield Hall, Hartshill Road Shard End,  B34 6QX 9:15-11am

Sue- St Marys Church, Vivian Road, Harborne B17 0DN 10:30-12pm

Herolin & Sue- Age Concern Birminghams  Communitea Café, Boldmere Road, Boldmere, B73 5TJ 1pm-3pm

Friday 20th

Julie- Age Concern Birminghams Communitea Café, Hawkesley Community Centre, 51 Edgewood Road, Kings Norton, Birmingham, B38 9RN 10am-12:30

Herolin- Moorfield Hall, Hartshill Road Shard End,  B34 6QX  9:15-3pm


Monday, May 9, 2022

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Friday, May 6, 2022

Vacancy at Sutton Coldfield NNS

Neighbourhood Networker – Sutton Coldfield Neighbourhood Network Scheme

Hours of Work: 35 hours per week.

Salary: £24,351.60 (£13.38 per hour)

Location: Age Concern Birmingham, 76 – 78 Boldmere Rd, Sutton Coldfield, B73 5TJ

Are you looking for a rewarding role that makes a difference?


  • Do you enjoy working with community organisations and networks to build capacity and enhance prevention services through partnership working?
  • Do you have an understanding how people with impairment, with long-term health conditions and with care and support needs can be supported at a community level?  

You might be just the person we are looking for…

Age Concern Birmingham (ACB) is the lead organisation for the Neighbourhood Network Scheme in Sutton Coldfield. Working closely with our partner Compass Support we provide the NNS on behalf of Birmingham City Council. We are looking to employ a Neighbourhood Networker to support local assets for older people and people with additional needs.

We have an exciting opportunity to join our expanding team with new roles starting in May 2022….

You will be working as part of a dedicated friendly team.

What Can You Expect:

Every day will be different, undertaking a varied rewarding role delivering support to community assets. A full induction and Training will be provided.

Age Concern Birmingham offers staff, after three months of employment access to Perkbox.

What experience do you need?

Experience of working for and with community asset organisations who provide support to people with additional needs and older people. Be able to demonstrate a creative, can-do approach with good communication and digital skills.

For the full job description please click here and apply with your CV and a covering letter of how you meet the job description to pete.millington@ageconcernbirmingham.org.uk  

Please note any applications without a covering letter will not be considered.

Closing date for applications 9am 31st May 2022

Interviews to be held week commencing 6th June 2022

Beneficial Activities in Birmingham (BAB) for adults with autism and/or ADHD - event on 29th June 2022 in Sutton Coldfield

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