What is an Ageing Better Group?
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.
Citizens across Birmingham, of all ages can get together to create an Ageing Better Group. They are made up of Birmingham citizens who have decided to get together to make a change to isolated older people in Birmingham.
Groups can be made up of of neighbours, friends, family, people who know each other from their place of worship, or other groups of people who decide to come together to make a difference to their local community. Groups can offer simple, practical, local support and opportunities for isolated people over 50 to meet other people in their local area. Groups do not need to have a constitution or be a formally recognised group.
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? That's great! To do that, please contact an Ageing Better Hub here: Contact details