Confidence in coproduction

Sam Julius, Community Project Coordinator for our Age of Experience coproduction cohort shares her thoughts. Sam works at Groundwork West Midlands, a partner organisation to BVSC who helps deliver the Ageing Better in Birmingham programme. Like all good things...
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A Bottom Drawer

I wonder if any ladies (and possibly men) remember a mysterious place known as 'A bottom drawer'. Apart from the obvious that is! Well, young ladies used to keep items, often of a practical nature, such as, linens, utensils and household items, towards a possible marriage. It was probably something ...
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Carer Friendly Business Awards aims to make Birmingham the first 'Carer Friendly City'

Birmingham businesses which "prioritise and support carers" across the city are being encouraged to take part in an annual awards programme. For the second year running, Forward Carers has launched the Carer Friendly Business Awards in a bid to make Birmingham the country's first 'carer friendly cit...
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Rainbow Pooch Pride – Promoting the special relationship between Human and Dog

They say that the experience of owning a dog is quite unique and very different to other relationships, a life affirming friendship that promotes physical and mental wellbeing - something that has become even more important in these times of pandemic lockdown and personal isolation. We spoke to Gina...
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Shielding, losses and recharging

Sharda, our newest Age of Experience member, shares her experience of being in lock-down Hi!  My name is Sharda Lavingia and I am a full-time carer for my partner and also a mindfulness trainer. I'm in my 60s and my partner and I have both been shielding during the last few months because ...
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