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Ageing Better in Birmingham opportunity – quotes requested to deliver an Independent Evaluation of ‘Carers Voice’ (Part of the Older Carers Local Action Plan)

Ageing Better in Birmingham is requesting quotations for the provision of an Independent Evaluation of Carers Voice, a project within the Older Carers Local Action Plan. The deadline for the submission of quotations is Wednesday 5th September at 5pm.

Further information regarding this opportunity can be found within the Brief for the evaluation which can be accessed here.

The Older Carers Local Action plan can be accessed here for further background information.

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Do you have what it takes to make your neighbourhood a better place to grow older in?

Do you have what it takes to make your neighbourhood a better place to grow older in?
The answer is YES. Everyone can reduce isolation and make communities better places to live and grow older: All you need is a bit of time! Isolation and loneliness is on the government’s agenda. Since her recent appointment as loneliness minister, Tracey Crouch has revealed that she was approached by lawmakers from Sweden and Canada, who are looking to the UK as an example on how to tackle isolation. This is clearly something that isn’t just happening in Britain but all over the world. Appointing Crouch is a great and welcome first step but communities won’t change unless everyone does their own bit. We’re talking small acts of kindness, things that every single person can do to help make their neighbourhood a better place to live in. We’re talking about breaking down boundaries between young and old, different communities, backgrounds, experiences and living arrangements. Neighbours help Isolated and lonely seniorsLoneliness and isolat......
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Council conducting survey to improve neighbourhoods

Birmingham Council wants your views!   Birmingham City Council would like to hear your opinion on how local residents, community organisations and public services can work better together in your local area, to improve your services and your neighbourhood. This survey is about the consultation paper called “Working together in Birmingham’s Neighbourhoods” which you can find, as well as a summary leaflet, at the bottom of this page. Citizens are encouraged to read the paper (which you find, as well as a summary leaflet, at the bottom of this page) before answering the questions which range from "What do you think of our overall approach to working with neighbourhoods?" to Local Devolution deals.  Following this consultation, the council will publish a final policy statement this autumn, based on the feedback theyreceive. They want to work with residents over the long term to improve Birmingham neighbourhoods and so it won't be the end o......
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New green paper for Birmingham on community cohesion - read it in summary and in full here

New green paper for Birmingham on community cohesion - read it in summary and in full here

 

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The Birmingham Community Cohesion Strategy Green Paper outlines a Birmingham in which individuals and groups can live with trust in their neighbourhoods, those from different backgrounds and in local institutions. It vision for a more integrated Birmingham.

You can find both the full and sumarised versions on our 'Resources' page at the ink below:

https://www.ageingbetterinbirmingham.co.uk/resources

Happy reading!

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Project Coordinator - Ageing Better Connect Sparkbrook

We're recruiting!

This is an inspring time for Ageing Better in Birmingham! We're half way through the programme and we're starting to see citizens doing things in their local community that has a positive effect in reducing isolation for participants on the programme.

We currently have an exciting vacancy available. Please read through the job advert below for more information:

Project Co-ordinator - Fulltime (PDF)

And if you're looking for more opportunites working in the Voluntary Sector in Birmingham, check out BVSC's job board here: https://www.bvsc.org/third-sector-jobs

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