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’ (y...
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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, bisexua...
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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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Ageing Better in Birmingham tender opportunity – Changing Practice in the Health and Social Care Sector (Part of the LGBT Community Local Action Plan)

Ageing Better in Birmingham is out to tender for the provision of the Changing Practice in the Health and Social Care Sector; a Project within the LGBT community Local Action Plan. Further information on our Priority Area Local Action Plans can be found on our website at https://www.ageingbetterinbi...
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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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Birmingham GP surgery wins award for supporting isolated patients

A surgery in Birmingham that developed a support group for isolated people has won an award for its work. The Tower Hill Partnership Medical Practice in Perry Barr picked up the Patient Champion Award at the Sandwell and West Birmingham Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) General Practice Awards 2017...
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Ageing Better in Birmingham Request for Quotation opportunity – Independent Evaluation for Older Carers Local Action Plan: Telebuddies and Making Space for Carers

Ageing Better in Birmingham is requesting quotations for the provision of an independent evaluation for two projects within the Older Carers Local Action Plan (LAP)– Telebuddies and Making Space for Carers. For further information and to request the full document set please download the followi...
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Ageing Better in Birmingham - End of Year Round Up

Ageing Better is now moving into a phase of rolling out new projects to test the most effective way of addressing isolation in the over 50’s. Increasingly we are focusing on improving ‘connectedness’ between people rather than labelling people as isolated, as we are finding more and more that people...
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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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Ageing Better in Birmingham tender opportunity – Age Friendly Tyburn (Tyburn Local Action Plan)

Ageing Better in Birmingham is out to tender for the provision of Age Friendly Tyburn; a Project within the Tyburn 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-Tendering portal...
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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...
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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 opp...
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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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