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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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Ageing Better in Birmingham tender opportunity – LGBT Badging Scheme

  Ageing Better in Birmingham is out to tender for the provision of the LGBT Badging Scheme; a Project within the LGBT community Local Action Plan. This requires the design and delivery of a city-wide ‘quality mark’ badging scheme to identify places, venues, activities and services deemed ‘LGBT...
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Skittles

  A group of residents in Tyburn had set up weekly activities within their housing accomodation to encourage residents to leave their room and join the community playing cards, darts, do arts and crafts and have a meal together. The group felt they could do more to get isolated people involved,...
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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. More information in regards to this opportunity can be found on our e-Tendering portal ...
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Lots of photos from Ageing Better activities in Birmingham

Having recently launched our Ageing Better in Birmingham Facebook page , you can now see photos from some of our Ageing Better activities. These have been provided by our Ageing Better Networks - groups of people who come together to make a change for isolated older people in Birmingham! If you log ...
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Gardening with Oxhill Road Carers

Want to grow things in the nice weather? Why not get isolated older people involved, like Oxhill Road Allotment Carers did, and apply to our fund ! People who garden together share ideas and thoughts, plan ahead together and talk about plants, flowers, vegetables and of course life in general. And e...
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Ageing Better in Birmingham tender opportunity – Community Organisers (Tyburn Local Action Plan)

  Ageing Better in Birmingham is out to tender for the provision of Community Organisers; a Project within the Tyburn Local Action Plan. Further information on our Priority Area Local Action Plans can be found on our website at www.ageingbetterinbirmingham.co.uk More information in regards to t...
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Six Streets Residents try chair based exercise

Back in March, we went to visit Mary and her group of volunteers in Sparkbrook. Mary leads an Ageing Better Network, a group called "Six Streets Residents Activity Group" which aims to help local older people in Sparkbrook by getting them active and bringing them together to make friends. The group ...
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Ageing Better in Birmingham tender opportunity – Independent Evaluation for LGBT Community Local Action Plan: Ageing with Pride and LGBT Badging Scheme

Ageing Better in Birmingham is out to tender for the provision of an independent evaluation for two projects within the LGBT Community Local Action Plan (LAP)– Ageing with Pride and LGBT Badging Scheme More information in regards to this opportunity can be found on our e-Tendering portal In-Tend ( c...
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Ageing Better in Birmingham tender opportunity – Telebuddies (Part of Older Carers Local Action Plan)

Ageing Better in Birmingham is out to tender for the provision of Telebuddies; a Project within the Older Carers Local Action Plan. Further information on our Priority Area Local Action Plans can be found on our website at www.ageingbetterinbirmingham.co.uk More information in regards to this opport...
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Update: Priority Area Local Action Plans

  As part of the Ageing Better in Birmingham programme Four Local Action Plans (LAP) are at verious stages of development for our identified priority areas (Sparkbrook; Tyburn; Older Carers; and the Older LGBT community.)  The function of these LAPs is to: Build on local consultation. Addr...
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Ageing Better in Birmingham tender opportunity - Ageing with Pride

Ageing Better in Birmingham is out to tender for the provision of Ageing with Pride; a Project within the LGBT community Local Action Plan. 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 syst...
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Opportunity: Digital PR related work for the programme

In line with the Marketing and Communications plan for the Ageing Better in Birmingham programme, we are seeking quotations to deliver digital PR related work. The aim of this contract is for the provision of digital PR related work for Ageing Better in Birmingham. We wish to raise the profile of th...
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Opportunity: PR related work for the programme

In line with the Marketing and Communications plan for the Ageing Better in Birmingham programme, we are seeking quotations to deliver PR related work. We wish to promote the programme to citizens of Birmingham and to raise the profile of the programme and the issue of isolation in people over the a...
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Opportunity: Independent Evaluation Design for the LGBT Community Local Action Plan

In line with the Programme Plan, draft Local Action Plans (LAP) have been developed following consultation with their respective communities of older LGBT and Carers, Sparkbrook and Tyburn. They will be commissioned to: Build on local consultation. Address underlying causes of social isolation for t...
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