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Friends from London visit Birmingham's Ageing Better members

In October this year, members of Camden's Ageing Better programme, Ageing Better in Camden , based in St Pancras and Somers Town travelled all the way to our great city to meet with members from Ageing Better in Birmingham's co-production group " Age of Experience". Members got together to catch up&...
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The Stonewall Generation

With BVSC launching the search for a provider to deliver the final project in the LGBT strand of the Ageing Better in Birmingham programme, we look at some of the issues affecting older LGBT adults when accessing, or in, care settings and our aspiration for the Changing Practice in Adult Social Care...
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Bernard found friends in his local area.

"Without the support of the workers and the introductions I would have no contact with the outside world from one week to another." Bernard, over 70 from Tyburn, Birmingham This is the story of Bernard Green, a man in his 70s from Birmingham who, by caring for his elderly mother and having had knee ...
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Flower arranging, a therapy and a community for Shazia

"I felt more confident and want to do more. It's important to me that I keep active and I want to help others." Shazia, 50 from Sparkhill Shazia is 50 and lives in Sparkhill, Birmingham, together with her husband and two children, a son and daughter. She used to feel unhappy and very isolated, but t...
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Making Birmingham a friendlier city

People chatting at a bus stop in Tyburn
Local Brummies share their best tips for small talk, and pledge to start conversations with neighbours and people they don't already know. The Make Someone's Day campaign focus on making Birmingham a friendlier city by encouraging citizens to start conversations with people they meet when ...
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