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New Heights

-Warren Farm Community Project

About Us

Welcome to New Heights

New Heights creates a safe, confidential and friendly space to help people by nurturing, empowering and giving the opportunity to flourish.  We respond to community needs by delivering services and activities.

New Heights supports the Erdington Constituency, starting as  Community group in 2005 before registering as a charity in 2007. We have our community centre, cafe & counselling services (including outreach) based on Warren Farm Road, Kingstanding a district of North Birmingham.  

The aim is to meet the needs of the most disadvantaged members of the Erdington Constituency and to help to bring about social cohesion.  

Our History

New Heights Charity has grown out of Christ the King parish’s concern for the local community and its wish to reach out and help those in need. Its origins date back to 2003 when Fr. Michael White joined the parish. After much discussion and consultation, a community group was formed in 2004.

From these small beginnings, a Management Committee was formed and New Heights became a registered charity in December 2006.The Parish bought a nearby shop premises which was refurbished to become a Community Café and the original office setting for the project. It was later extended to include additional office space, now home to New Heights counselling and welfare advice services know as NEST.

In 2010, the charity raised funds to built St John’s Community Centre, located on the same road as the cafe, next to Christ the King Church. For nine years, the centre has provided multi-purpose accommodation from which a wide range of services are delivered – many in conjunction with statutory and voluntary partner agencies.

The strength and success of the New Heights Project lies in its many volunteers who give tirelessly to help pursue the aims and objectives of the charity. It is our mission to build on this history and to develop further initiatives for the good of the people we serve in the Erdington Constituency.

Key Dates

  • 2006
    New Heights became a registered Charity
  • 2007
    Purchase and refurbishment of the Community Café
  • 2008
    Development of the Capital Business Plan to build St Johns Community Centre
  • 2009
    Construction of St Johns Community Centre
  • 2010
    Opening of St Johns Community Centre
  • 2010
    New Heights wins Directory of Social Change, t he Everyday Impact Award for Long-term Enterprises
  • 2011
    Extension of the Community Café
  • 2011
    New Heights staff are invited to the House of Lords to share and celebrate good practice in developing cohesive Community Services
  • 2014
    New Heights wins ‘Queens Award’
  • 2020
    Sean Flynn received Mayor’s Lifetime Achievement Award reflecting the successes of New Heights
Our Services

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The Community

Groups and Activities

We offer group support sessions and events to provide a supportive community for individuals facing similar challenges. Our sessions offer guidance and resources, while our events promote personal growth and wellness through workshops, seminars, and social gatherings. Join us to connect, learn, and grow together.

Room Booking

We offer a number of spaces for hire to both individuals & group. These include: the main hall, fully functioning catering standard kitchen at St Johns Centre, as well as the Guild Room adjacent to Christ the King Church.

NEST Project

The NEST Project is part of New Height’s portfolio of projects, aimed at tackling local deprivation and encourage positive lifestyle changes. Based at New Heights community café in the heart of Kingstanding, the NEST project will provide domestic abuse counselling and welfare support to enable our community to flourish.
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