Ageing Better Groups are groups of people in Birmingham who are committed to help stay in touch with and look out for older people in their area.
Groups can be made up of of neighbours, people who know each other from their place of worship, friends, family or other groups of people who have decided to come together to make a difference to their local community. They offer simple, practical, local support and involvement opportunities for people over 50.
These Ageing Better Groups are supported and facilitated by the Main Hubs, who cover City Wide (run by Age UK Birmingham and Age Concern) as well as our four-priority areas where risks of isolation are especially high – Tyburn (Compass Support), Sparkbrook (Narthex Sparkhill), LGBT Community (Birmingham LGBT) and Older Carers (Forward Carers Consortium). Since Ageing Better in Birmingham programme is a "test and learn" programme, we ask all group members to fill in questionnaires that support our national evaluation.
Do you want to set up an Ageing Better Group? Contact an Ageing Better Hub here: Contact details