Local Community Organisations

 

Local Community Organisation

Working in Kingstanding

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New Heights – Warren Farm Community Project is a charity (registered in 2004) whose aim is to meet the needs of the most disadvantaged members of Kingstanding community and promote social cohesion.

The objectives of the charity set out in its constitution lodged with the Charity Commission are to:

  • Reduce isolation of older people living within the area & promote their independence health & well-being.
  • Work with younger people supporting their development needs & helping them to raise their aspirations addressing social & health issues.
  • Work alongside vulnerable parents helping them to face the challenges of parenthood & personal & social development.
  • Support those who are ill & their carers.

With significant support from Christ the King parish, our dedicated staff and volunteers ensure local people are at the heart of everything we do. As a charity we need to be self-sufficient & raise our own funds to deliver activities. We always welcome help for our local community to be able to continue our work. We are based at the Community Cafe & St. John’s Centre (108 & 124 Warren Farm Road).

Contact: Tel: 0121 386 4345 Web: www.new-heights.org.uk

 

 

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Maryvale Community Project is a charity which identified that in Kingstanding, Great Barr and the Pheasey Estate, elderly people living alone & adults with learning disabilities are two main groups who would value support. Our services were designed to meet these needs, including use of the Maryvale Community Centre, which the parish prepared and refurbished to serve the wider community. Our services are a weekly lunch club, home visiting service, telephone befriending service and Sunshine Club for adults with learning disabilities. We employ a small staff team who ensure that services are well run, always with the support of a very committed volunteer team and its board of directors (who are themselves volunteers )

 

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Kingstanding Food Community is based at the Leisure Centre on Dulwich Road. It is a community run charity dedicated to supporting the health and well-being of local residents through the provision of: a community cafe offering volunteering opportunities, a community allotment offering skills in growing produce and sustainability, a cookery school offering skills in delicious food making and hospitality techniques and a range of opportunities to learn new crafts. We welcome people from all circumstances and try to accommodate everyone. Come have a cup hot drink with us when you can. Our cafe is generally open Monday to Saturday 10.30am to 2.30pm.

 

YMCA Sutton Coldfield  is a charity providing a number of much needed programmes and services for young people in the North Birmingham area from youth clubs for young disabled people, support and respite services for young carers, through to affordable quality housing provision and much needed outreach work on the streets. And that’s just for starters.

There’s lots more we want to achieve.

Inspired by our Christian values the team of dedicated staff and volunteers ensure that young people, children and their families within the local community are at the heart of everything we do.

Whilst we are affiliated to YMCA England, we are responsible for raising our own funds and welcome help from the local community to be able to continue our work. We love to hear from people who are interested in helping us to continue our work.

Tel: 0121 354 5614

Web: www.suttoncoldfieldymca.org.uk

 

Lakeside childrens centre

Lakeside Children’s Centre We work along-side local families with children under 5 years, providing information, advice and a wide range of services including help with returning to work, finding childcare, family support, family health and many other services.

Lakeside Children’s Centre, Lakes Road, Wyrley Birch, B23 7UH  Tel: 0121 386 615

 

St Martins social care

St Martin’s Church is situated on The Ring on Witton Lodge Road. Here we offer activities for young and old alike. A large part of the work we do is helping older adults stay connected, active and happy. We do this through our Social Care Project where our dedicated volunteers help run tea dances, trips, film afternoons, lunch club and much more.

St Martin’s Social Care Project, 140 Witton Lodge Road. Perry Common., Birmingham. B23 5AP

Tel: 0121 382 7555

 

Urban Devotion

Urban Devotion Birmingham is all about supporting children and young people in gaining healthy self-esteem, positive aspirations and the resilience to overcome the challenges that they face. We work in Perry Common and Wyrley Birch and want to see the children and young people that we work with thrive and realise their potential as they grow up in these communities. Our team serve as positive role models and develop relationships with children and young people through our work on the streets, in schools, and in our drop in clubs. We deliver personal development programmes and offer one to one and small group mentoring as well as supporting children and young people in making a contribution to their community through our MAD (Make A Difference) activities. What we do is rooted in our faith in Jesus and we ensure that our activities are open and welcoming to people of all faiths and none.

Email: office@urbandevotion.org Tel: 0121 350 9370

Web: urbandevotion.org facebook.com/urbandevotion or twitter.com/urbandevotion

 

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Heart of England Community Foundation We seek money from people who want to make an impact – we award it to community and voluntary groups who need it.

We support hundreds of community projects and initiatives each year by working closely with our donors to support their ambitions and goals; channelling their donations most effectively to tackle local issues and needs.

Communities across Birmingham, the Black Country, Coventry, Solihull and Warwickshire benefit by applying to our bespoke grant programmes; many of which often provide seed / grassroots funding and investment to tackle local needs. See our web-site at:

Web: www.heartofenglandcf.co.uk

 

witton lodge

Witton Lodge Community Association is a Community Association and Community Landlord, established in 1994 by residents in Perry Common, as a response to the announcement that 908 houses would be demolished. Today we have nearly 200 homes that we rent, including a 40 apartment Extra Care Scheme, Sycamore Court.

But we’re not just any ordinary housing landlord. We do so much more; with everything from helping local people with Jobs and Skills, getting involved in a wide range of Environmental Projects and help people to Live Well. We work with the local community and partners to host a wide range of community events and activities and hire out our venues including Perry Common Community Hall.

Take a look around our website to find out more and let us know what you think!

Web: www.wittonlodge.org.uk

 

Kingtsanding regeneration (KRT)

Kingstanding Regeneration Trust (KRT) is a registered charity working for the area of Kingstanding and its 25,700 residents. It was formed in 2007 to support local residents “to be the change they want to see”, and maximise the potential of community assets and projects. KRT deliver services that help people gain new skills, achieve qualifications, find work, reduce isolation, improve their health and well-being and become more active in their community. The Trust is governed by local activists who want to harness local knowledge, and enthusiasm, in order to empower local residents to make sense of the issues which affect their lives and respond appropriately through empowerment and active participation. KRT also works to encourage partnership working between local organisations, in order to tackle issues collaboratively at a community level.

KRT Office. Kingstanding Wellbeing Centre, Dulwich Road, B44 0EW

Tel: 0121-4396780

Web: www.kingstandingregentrust.org.uk

 

St Martins social care

St Martin’s Church Our aim and goal is to facilitate projects and services that help bring about community transformation across the Kingstanding and Oscott wards. These range from Oasis luncheon club for Senior Citizens that provides friendship, good food and support to Reality youth Club that works with young people to build good life skills and help reduce antisocial behaviour. We believe in caring for our local community and doing all we can to show that care and love in practical ways. The FoodBank is a prime example of the very practical ways we seek to work in bringing about change and helping those in need. To get information on Community Projects contact Tel: 0121 350 9650,

Web: http://www.elimlifechurch.co.uk Email: enquiries@elimlifechurch.co.uk

 

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Spirit of Kingstanding

Representatives from Kingstanding community organisations & churches consider how services to support residents can be developed and improved, to share information and to avoid duplication of work. It is supported by the Heart of England Community Foundation

Current Members:

Kingstanding Regeneration Trust

New Heights Warren Farm Community Project

St. Martin’s Church

Urban Devotion Birmingham

Kingstanding Food Community

Witton Lodge Community Association

Lakeside Family Centre

Christ the King Church

St. Luke’s Church

St. Mark’s Church

Elim Life Church

 

If an organisation or representative wants to join our Spirit of Kingstanding Partnership contact: emily.mclaughlin@kingstandingregentrust.org.uk