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"I never thought I’d have the level of confidence that I have now!”

This is the story of Carole Judd, a local woman, who is registered deaf and found herself isolated from the wider community. Two years ago, Carol's friend introduced her to a craft group which has helped her regain her confidence and develop her skills as an artist. She is no longer isolated but now...
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It only takes one person

This is the story of Zed, from the LGBT community in Birmingham, who didn't realise he was isolated until taking part in an Ageing Better in Birmingham campaign called Ageing with Pride. When Zed met Danni, younger in age and with a similar ethos to himself, the two immediately hit it off. The two w...
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Brummies with a focus on the over 50s make people “feel alive” with ballet, tap dancing, jazz and fusion.

​Weekly dance classes help older Brummies find their feet, socialise and make friends.In October last year, the dance group was successful in applying to the Ageing Better Fund, part of the Ageing Better in Birmingham programme, which focuses on reducing isolation for people over 50. Patrick Ch...
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Community with a knack for beating the January blues

The most important aspect of Ageing Together Week was to highlight activities organised by local people across the city, with the aim of reducing isolation for people over 50, and help them realise they don't have to be lonely or isolated as there are activities they can join.1Ageing Together Week w...
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International Women's Day 2019

Nina and Heather, two awesome women from Tyburn, north of Birmingham city centre, got involved with International Women's Day on 8 March 2019. Both were excited to take an active role in campaigning for women's rights and gender equality - this year's campaign focused on gender balance. Nina, i...
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