Intergenerational Fairness Forum Meetings

BJF are pleased to advise the addition to our website of the Parliamentary Intergenerational Fairness Forum information pages. The Intergenerational Fairness Forum was initially established as the Intergenerational Futures All Party Parliamentary Group in 2009, following the merger of two earlier All Party Parliamentary Groups (APPGs) which resulted in the establishment of the Old and Young Together APPG.  As the Intergenerational Futures APPG it held meetings in Parliament from 2010-2015, sponsored by The Beth Johnson Foundation.  Following the 2010 general election and the introduction of different rules for APPGs, it has been re-established as the Intergenerational Fairness Forum.  ... Read more

Beth Johnson Leisure Association

The Beth Johnson Leisure Association (BJLA) organises social activities for the retired or older person. The BJLA was formed with the assistance of the Beth Johnson Foundation but now is independent of it, though we still provide help and support. There are two sections, Ramblers and Social and to find out more about the group click HERE ... Read more

BJF go to school

 As you may be aware there has been an abundance of news about young children and older people being together just lately and here at BJF we have been aware of the benefits of the two ages sharing experiences for many years. Our latest experiences have seen our Dementia Advocates and our Dementia Advocacy Peer Group visiting the Haywood Academy. Year 9 students, as part of their PSHE day, were making Twiddle Boards, these are boards on which ordinary household fixtures and fittings are attached and they are aimed at residents in care homes who have dementia.  ... Read more

New Cancer Support Programme in Staffordshire

Cancer affects 1 in 3 of us. By 2020, that figure will rise to 1 in 2. It can be the hardest thing we and our families have to face. The Beth Johnson Foundation has launched a brand new service to help adults in *Staffordshire who are affected by cancer. ... Read more

Transitions in Later Life Partnership

BJF are happy to be working with North Staffs Carers on our Transitions in Later life project – ‘Time to think’ workshops for carers, and thank them for their partnership support. BJF have been developing its work, funded by  the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, around life tra ... Read more

BJF Bulletin December 2017

This month's bulletin brings you a digest of News concerning the care of older people, information about Research and resources, News about BJF itself and alerts to Forthcoming events, all with links to fuller information. ... Read more

Ageing Well-Creating an Age Friendly UK

Director of Policy and Engagement here at BJF, Lynne Wealleans, was recently interviewed by Elder, providers of high standard live-in home care to those in need across the UK, from the South East of England to the Highlands and Islands.The discussion covered the need to give people a voice in challenging times, how “ageing well” is a personal definition and the power of making a real difference at a community level. ... Read more

Experiences of Being Report

We are pleased to launch our Experiences of Being Report, which shows the positive effect of using drama, music and dance in care homes to help people living with dementia. ... Read more

Transitions in Later Life National Programme

BJF is delighted to have been part of the Transitions in Later Life national programme of the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation. The finding and evaluation report from Phase 1 of the programme are available here together with some interesting insights into retirement today. ... Read more

TOY- PLUS: 2nd Transnational Meeting, Athens, Greece 18-19 September, 2017

The seven organisations, which includes BJF and our colleagues LGNI, involved in the TOY-PLUS project had an eventful meeting in Athens. This project, which began almost a year ago is being coordinated by ICDI and is being funded by the European Commission.  The Athens meeting was hosted by Hellenic Open University, the Greek partner in TOY-PLUS.  First on the meeting agenda was to agree on the six dimensions of quality which will form the basis of the TOY Quality Stamp.  It involves a supported self-assessment process which will allow services and organisations to assess and improve intergenerational practice involving young children and older adults.  The six dimensions are: 1) Interaction with (in) the community, 2) Social inclusion and wellbeing, 3) Learning environment, 4) Professional development and teamwork, 5) Monitoring and evaluation, 6) Sustainability. Over the coming weeks and months we will be recruiting services interesting in being involved in the process.  ... Read more

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