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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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Tender opportunity - Making Space for Carers (part of the Older Carers Local Action Plan)

Ageing Better in Birmingham is out to tender for the provision of Making Space for Carers; a Project within the Older Carers Local Action Plan. Further information on our Priority Area Local Action Plans can be found on our website at www.ageingbetterinbirmingham.co.uk 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 Friday 1st December, 12pm. There will be a Tender Briefing Session for Making Space for Carers around the procurement process and the specific use of In-tend held at BVSC on Monday 16th October 1pm – 3:30pm for prospective bidders. Prospective bidders can register to attend by emailing  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-......
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Get fitter with groups for people over 50 in Birmingham

National Fitness Day is upon us (27th September 2017) and the news and social media platforms such as Twitter and Facebook has been talking aobut it all day. Yes, we agree that it's a good time to be reminded about the importance of eating healthily, drinking plenty of water and exercise regularly. We also think that starting something new can be a little daunting and especially if you're not sure of where to even begin! Don't worry though, because if you're based in Birmingham your community has started up activities just for you! There are different things to get involved with, so have a look at our events page, or for a quick browse, we have listed some of the fitness-related activities over the next couple of days below. Remember, "you don't have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step."     Activities for over 50s in Birmingham:......
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Cake that brings people together

A couple of weeks back a group of people got together at Two Snowhill Tower in Birmingham. They were met with a nice spread of afternoon tea, delicious cakes and great friends and aquaintances. Java & Chow is a group for 50+ LGBT people and their friends of all ages. They regularly get together for coffee mornings and lunch clubs at various venues in Birmingham city centre.  The lovely Jeraldene, who is also part of our Age of Experience Group encourages people of all ages and walks of life to come and join the group. She was recently interviewed by BBC West Midlands about her experiences with Ageing Better in Birmingham. She has talked about having a sort of "ageing policy, a plan for what to do when you get older and you may no longer be surrounded by colleagues, friends or family on a regular basis. For Jeraldene, "the best part of......
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"Ageing Better Makes A Difference"

Last year, our Ageing Better Fund supported Nechells POD to organise activities to get more isolated older people involved in their local community. Noran Flynn, who organise these activities wrote the below feedback and sent us photos from the gorup. We've also included a few quotes from participants who were part of the activities paid for by the Ageing Better Fund.   "Ageing Better Makes ADifference" by Noran Flynn, Charity Development Director, Nechells POD.  Nechells POD is a community project based in the heart of Nechells, one of the most deprived wards in Birmingham. We support local residents from 0-86 years of age and our aim is to empower them to be beacons of hope in the local community. We have a very active elders group, FiNs (Friends in Nechells) and we are always looking at ways to involve more people particularly the isolated and vulnerable. We were thrilled to receive......
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