Ageing Better Networks are groups of people in Birmingham who are committed to help stay in touch with and look out for older people in their area.
Networks can be made up of a group 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. They will offer simple, practical, local support and involvement opportunities for older people. It's worth noting that the Ageing Better in Birmingham programme is a learning programme and we ask all network members to fill in questionnaires that support our national evaluation.
These Networks 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).
Do you want to set up a network? Contact an Ageing Better Hub here: Contact details