Art & Wellness Community Workshop

The Beth Johnson Foundation are delighted to offer people aged 50+ living in Stoke-on-Trent a free workshop to learn more about using mobile phones, tablets and computers using art techniques.  It doesn’t matter if you have never used a computer or smart phone, we will show you how with the help of our volunteer “tech buddies” and local arts group B arts. COME AND TRY : iPad Drawing, Photo Collage and Animation. ... Read more

Dementia Awareness

BJF Dementia Advocates & other organisations got together to share info and highlight their work with people with Dementia for Dementia Awareness Week 2019. We have already shared pics on our social media platforms, so take a look on our Facebook and Twitter. Thanks to Affinity Outlet Talke & Longton Market. Wish we had audio on the singing of Delilah! ... Read more

There's No Bus Map for Dementia

Members of the Beth Johnson Foundation Dementia Advocacy Peer Support Group were asked to develop a ‘Comic’ about living well with Dementia with Manchester University, funded by Arts Council England. The ‘Comic’ is due to be launched in June at Manchester University. ... Read more

Support the Future

Recently, BJF hosted 1st and 2nd year medical students from Keele University. They worked with us for a few months in most strands of our work, whether it was with our Dementia Advocacy Project, Cancer Support Project, Research or Website input, they showed great interest and enthusiasm, often sharing their inspiring ideas. It was a pleasure to have them with us here at the Foundation and we look forward to carrying on our long-standing relationship with Keele in the future. ... Read more

New Project for BJF

A huge THANK YOU! We are pleased to announce that we have been awarded funding for the Healthy Generations Project. Thank you to all the millions of National Lottery players who make this funding possible and thank you to the Big Lottery Fund! More news will follow about the new project shortly. ... Read more

BJF Newsletter sign-up!

You can now subscribe to receive the latest newsletter from us and hear about our work, sector news, important dates and much more. If you have any news you would like to share with us we would like  ... Read more

Doing It Well-Guidance for those who care

Seven Steps to dignity and compassion in caring for older people: Guidance for those who care  The Beth Johnson Foundation (BJF) are pleased to announce the release of the launch of a new report that looks at care homes and provides insights on how older people in care can be better looked after.  Care homes over recent years have often had a bad press in respect of the mistreatment of older people: too often there have been stories where vulnerable older people, rather than being helped and cared for, have been at best neglected and ignored, and at worst abused. This report looks at some of the solutions. ... Read more

Intergenerational Fairness Forum Meeting Information

The Forum’s next meeting will take place in the autumn when Parliament resumes after the summer recess and party conferences.  The Minister of State for Social Care, Caroline Dinenage MP, has agreed to speak to members about sustainable funding for social care and intergenerational fairness following publication of the Government’s Green Paper on social care.  The secretariat will write to members with full information once all the detailed arrangements are confirmed. ... Read more

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

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