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“I’ve got my life back” – HIV sufferer praises ‘life-changing’ support group in Birmingham

A Birmingham man with HIV who had “nothing to get up for” has praised the “life-changing” impact of a city-wide support group which has helped him get his life back. The 51-year-old, known only as Andy, was diagnosed with HIV four years ago and attends Positive West Midlands, a group funded by our programme, Ageing Better in Birmingham. Andy, who is married with two children, contracted the disease through sexual encounters with men. Speaking ahead of World Aids Day (December 1), he said: “Since joining the group, I now have something to get up for. It takes away the isolation. The group has opened doors for me and boosted my confidence. “The difference with me is that I’m married. The group helps to keep us together. My wife also needs support, she wanted to ask people what to expect. She has stood by me.” Andy added: “When I was diagnosed I sunk into depression a......
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Ageing Better in Birmingham tender opportunity – Age Friendly Tyburn (Tyburn Local Action Plan)

Ageing Better in Birmingham is out to tender for the provision of Age Friendly Tyburn; a Project within the Tyburn Local Action Plan. Further information on our Priority Area Local Action Plans can be found here.

More information in regards to this opportunity can be found on our e-Tendering portal In-Tend (click here), and submissions will be managed through this system.

The opportunity is now live and the deadline for Bidder's Response is Thursday 8th February 2018, 12pm noon.

Ageing Better in Birmingham has received a £6 million investment from the Big Lottery Funds Fulfilling lives: Ageing Better national strategic programme. This is a 6-year project, which started in April 2015.

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Request for Quotation opportunity – Independent Evaluation of 4 projects within the Tyburn Local Action Plan.

Ageing Better in Birmingham is requesting quotations for the provision of an independent evaluation for four projects within the Tyburn Local Action Plan.

More information in regards to this opportunity can be found on our e-Tendering portal In-Tend (click here), submissions and all communications will be managed through this system.

The opportunity is now live and the deadline for Bidder's Response is Monday 27th November 2017, 12pm noon.  

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89 per cent of people believe loneliness in older age is more likely now than ever

The Campaign to End Loneliness has found that 89 per cent of people believe loneliness in older age is more likely now than ever – with more than half of all adults saying admitting to loneliness is difficult. Other research suggests that nine out of ten people in Birmingham fear the prospect of isolation in older age.  In response to the challenge, our programme, a £6 million National Lottery funded programme through the Big Lottery Fund, aims to help tackle isolation in the over 50s over the next four years. By 2020, almost 57,000 people aged 65 plus will be living alone in Birmingham, (37 per cent of the age group), and this rises to almost 81,000, almost 53 per cent of the age group, when those with a limiting long-term illness are included. Stephen Raybould, our Ageing Better in Birmingham Programme Director, said: “People should be happy in older age and be e......
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Tender Opportunity: Connect Sparkbrook: Addressing Older Peoples' Social Isolation (Sparkbrook Local Action Plan)

Ageing Better in Birmingham is out to tender for the provision of Connect Sparkbrook: Addressing Older Peoples Social Isolation. More information in regards to this opportunity can be found on our e-Tendering portal In-Tend (click here), and submissions will be managed through this system.

The opportunity is now live and the deadline for Bidder's Response is Monday 8th January 2018 at 12pm noon.

The final version of the Sparkbrook Local Action Plan can be downloaded here and is also available through out in-tend portal.

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