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I’ve got my life back

HIV sufferer praises ‘life-changing’ support group in Birmingham An HIV sufferer who had “nothing to get up for” has praised the “life-changing” impact of a Birmingham support group which has helped him get his life back – as figures show the number of people with the condition in the city has incre...
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Doing It Better with Ageing Better

The Ageing Better LGBT Hub held a session of discussions in February – “Doing It Better With Ageing Better” –  to enable group organisers to learn from each other and find out more about how the Hub can offer support.  The group looked at a draft ‘Top Tips’ for groups and organisers, which...
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I couldn’t have dreamt about what we achieved.

  Nina, who have shared her story on our blog over the last couple of weeks, speaks to us about being ‘on the edge of a nervous break-down’ and how Ageing Better in Birmingham helped her to overcome adversity. The 55-year-old mother of four lost her confidence while working as a quality control...
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Nina's guest blog: St. Patrick's Day

This is the second blog post from our guest blogger Nina Mildenhall. To read her first entry click here: Nina's Story and to read her 2nd entry click here: Queen's 90th Birthday   One of my favourite Ageing Better events was when we organised a St. Patrick Day Party! We had such a lovely time a...
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Nominations open to the Ageing Better Awards 2018

Citizens are at the heart of Ageing Better in Birmingham. They are the driving force in arranging and leading new activities to reach out to isolated people over 50. So far, over 4,700 people in Birmingham have been involved in starting something amazing within their communities to help people over ...
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M·E·L Research to evaluate four projects within the Tyburn Local Action Plan

Tyburn Local Action Plan (LAP) Evaluation of Four Projects to tackle social isolation and loneliness amongst older residents in Tyburn. We are delighted to announce that M·E·L Research has been commissioned by Birmingham Voluntary Service Council (BVSC) to evaluate four projects within the Ageing Be...
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Nina's guest blog: The Queen's 90th Birthday

This is the second blog post from our guest blogger Nina Mildenhall. To read her first entry click here: Nina's Story  So now we had formed an Ageing Better Group with the help of Tracey Barrington and Phil Harris over at the Sanctuary. They helped us think about what we would need to do and wh...
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Together We Can! - A community-building project

Together We Can! is 3-year intergenerational, community-building project within the Firs &Bromford neighbourhood (east Birmingham), undertaken as a partnership between Worth Unlimited,Open Door Community Foundation, and Firs & Bromford Neighbours Together. Across the two ‘age bands’ (yo...
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Nina's story

Hello, My name is Nina Mildenall, I am 55 years young. I have lived on Castle Vale since I was 21, been married to my husband John for 34 years and have four beautiful grown up children. Jenny is a manger at Manchester United Football Club, Steven is a chef, Claire is a P.E. Teacher and Michael is c...
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Buddying Scheme for carers launching in Birmingham

A new project has started in Birmingham. TELEBUDDIES will be delivered by Disability Resource Centre, and is part of the Carers Local Action Plan. A key part of Ageing Better in Birmingham, Local Action Plans aim to improve the lives of older people who are carers, identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual...
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New project in Tyburn

A new project aimed at making people more involved in their neighbourhood has started in Tyburn.   'Community Organisers' is part of the Tyburn Local Action Plan. As part of Ageing Better in Birmingham there are several Local Action Plans. They all have an aim to improve the lives of older peop...
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Awareness week to highlight isolation across Birmingham

People are being urged to speak to their neighbours as part of an awareness week to raise awareness of isolation in Birmingham and how it can be prevented. Ageing Together Week takes place across the city from Monday, January 22 to Sunday, January 28, and is being run by Ageing Better in Birmingham....
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“I’ve got my life back” – HIV sufferer praises ‘life-changing’ support group in Birmingham

A Birmingham man with HIV who had “nothing to get up for” has praised the “life-changing” impact of a city-wide support group which has helped him get his life back. The 51-year-old, known only as Andy, was diagnosed with HIV four years ago and attends Positive West Midlands, a group funded by our p...
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Request for Quotation opportunity – Independent Evaluation of 4 projects within the Tyburn Local Action Plan.

Ageing Better in Birmingham is requesting quotations for the provision of an independent evaluation for four projects within the Tyburn Local Action Plan. More information in regards to this opportunity can be found on our e-Tendering portal In-Tend (click here), submissions and all communications w...
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89 per cent of people believe loneliness in older age is more likely now than ever

The Campaign to End Loneliness has found that 89 per cent of people believe loneliness in older age is more likely now than ever – with more than half of all adults saying admitting to loneliness is difficult. Other research suggests that nine out of ten people in Birmingham fear the prospect o...
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Tender Opportunity: Connect Sparkbrook: Addressing Older Peoples' Social Isolation (Sparkbrook Local Action Plan)

Ageing Better in Birmingham is out to tender for the provision of Connect Sparkbrook: Addressing Older Peoples Social Isolation. More information in regards to this opportunity can be found on our e-Tendering portal In-Tend (click here), and submissions will be managed through this system. The oppor...
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Tender opportunity - Making Space for Carers (part of the Older Carers Local Action Plan)

Ageing Better in Birmingham is out to tender for the provision of Making Space for Carers; a Project within the Older Carers Local Action Plan. Further information on our Priority Area Local Action Plans can be found here.  More information in regards to this opportunity can be found on our e-T...
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Get fitter with groups for people over 50 in Birmingham

National Fitness Day is upon us (27th September 2017) and the news and social media platforms such as Twitter and Facebook has been talking aobut it all day. Yes, we agree that it's a good time to be reminded about the importance of eating healthily, drinking plenty of water and exercise regularly. ...
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Cake that brings people together

A couple of weeks back a group of people got together at Two Snowhill Tower in Birmingham. They were met with a nice spread of afternoon tea, delicious cakes and great friends and aquaintances. Java & Chow is a group for 50+ LGBT people and their friends of all ages. They regularly get together ...
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"Ageing Better Makes A Difference"

Last year, our Ageing Better Fund supported Nechells POD to organise activities to get more isolated older people involved in their local community. Noran Flynn, who organise these activities wrote the below feedback and sent us photos from the gorup. We've also included a few quotes from participan...
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