Community Groups and Services

Hall Green Health Contact Centre

Welcome to Hall Green Child Contact Centre, which offers a safe and friendly short term meeting venue for a child to maintain contact with an absent parent, and sometimes other relatives following the break-up of a marriage or similar relationship.

We are open every Saturday afternoon between 2-4pm, and additionally fortnightly 11am-1pm.

Telephone: 0121 777 9873

Fax: 0121 222 6583

Website: www.hgcccc.org.uk

Meetups in Birmingham

Meetup groups you can find near Birmingham.

Website: www.meetup.com

Health Visitors

The Health Visitor service works to improve the health of children and families in the crucial first years of life.

They work in the community with a team offering support, advice and provide universal services to all families. Our teams include Community Nursery Nurses, Clerical Assistants, and Community Staff Nurses.

Website: www.bhamcommunity.nhs.uk

List of Health Visitors: www.bhamcommunity.nhs.uk

Birmingham Wheelchair Service

Find out if you are eligible and self-refer to the services.

Telephone: 0121 466 3220

Website: www.bhamcommunity.nhs.uk

Physiotherapy

For patients aged 16 years and over, the musculoskeletal physiotherapy service offers patients across Birmingham a wide range of expert assessment and treatment options such as electrotherapy, manual therapy, exercise prescription, classes such as Pilates and acupuncture as well as condition-specific advice to facilitate a prompt return to work, sport or function.

Telephone: 0121 466 7600 option 4

Website: www.bhamcommunity.nhs.uk

Focus Birmingham

Focus Birmingham is a specialist charity providing expert support, advice and information to anyone in the Birmingham area affected by sight loss or other disabilities as well as enabling them to lead independent and fulfilling lives in an inclusive society.

Twitter: @focusbirmingham

Telephone: 0121 478 5222

Website: www.focusbirmingham.org.uk

School Nurses

The school health advisory service aim to promote and support the health and wellbeing of all school aged children. The services have two key roles:

– To give confidential advice, care and support to schools, children, young people and their parents.
– To protect and promote the physical and emotional health of children and young people, to ensure that they get the most from their education.

Website: www.bhamcommunity.nhs.uk

Find the team for your school: www.bhamcommunity.nhs.uk

Clinical Waste – Sharps

Request clinical hazardous waste collection.

Hazardous clinical waste can include:

– human tissue
– blood or bodily fluids
– swabs and / or dressings
– syringes, needles or other sharp instruments
– any infectious waste known or likely to be contaminated

Telephone: 0121 303 7805 (option 6)

Website: www.birmingham.gov.uk

Birmingham LGBT

Birmingham LGBT is the city’s leading charity advocating for and supporting lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans communities in Birmingham and beyond. We offer a range of services focused on improving the health & wellbeing of individuals.

Telephone: 0121 643 0821

Facebook: lgbtbirmingham

Twitter: @birminghamlgbt

Website: blgbt.org

West Midlands Ambulance Service

They provide non-emergency Patient Transport Services in the West Midlands and beyond. Patients will have a clinical need, and be unable to get to their appointment on public transport, volunteer groups, or with friends or relatives.

Telephone: 01384 215555

Website: wmaspts.wmas.nhs.uk

Community Paediatric Nurse

The service work together with: GPs, paediatricians, hospitals, health visitors, school nurses, social workers and voluntary agencies to enable children to be cared for at home. It can help children and their families manage:

– Life limiting or life threatening conditions
– Oxygen dependent babies
– Chronic illness
– Childhood cancers
– Nasogastric tube feeding
– End-of-life and palliative care
– Bereavement support

Website: www.bhamcommunity.nhs.uk

Podiatry

The podiatry service provides assessment, diagnosis, advice, treatment and referral for a wide range of foot conditions. This is provided in health centres, community hospitals and the homes of housebound patients.

Telephone: 0121 466 7600 option 1

Website: www.bhamcommunity.nhs.uk

Email: podiatry.diary@bhamcommunity.nhs.uk

Birmingham Social Services Adults and Communities access point (ACAP)

ACAP manage blue badge referrals and parking bays.

They also support major adaptations/structural changes to homes.

Telephone: 0121 303 1234

Website: www.birmingham.gov.uk

Speech Therapy

They provide evidence based specialist support to children (0-19) with a range of specific speech, language and communication difficulties and those with difficulties swallowing, eating and drinking.

Website: www.bhamcommunity.nhs.uk

Community Trust

If you require services for adults, children and families, dental, rehab or learning disabilities please visit our website: www.bhamcommunity.nhs.uk