Bereavement Help Points Project Update

Although funding for the current phase of the Bereavement Help Points project comes to an end on 31st January 2021, we are pleased to announce that we are now working on developing the next exciting stage of this community project which we hope to be able to share with you in the coming months. In the meantime, although we will not be able to offer one to one befriending calls, we will be continuing to support the weekly Bereavement Help Points online group which meets every Wednesday at 2pm for the next 3 months. ... Read more

Winter Newsletter 2020

Our newsletters are seasonal and we hope to bring you news and highlights about our projects, volunteers and the people we help on a daily basis. During 2020 and the ongoing pandemic to say it has been challenging is an understatement as most of our work is around engaging with individuals on a face to face basis. However we have tried to overcome this and through the newsletter you will that we have been very busy.  ... Read more

Dementia Advocacy Blogs & Films!

The Dementia Advocacy Project currently covers Stoke and North Staffs offering a free service to people aged 50 plus with a diagnosis of dementia or awaiting their diagnosis who have an issue. Issues are varied and often complex, examples of issues include all types of abuse, accommodation, family dynamics, challenging providers and many more. ... Read more

Bereavement Help Points Update

Christmas can be a very difficult time for anyone who has been bereaved and this year’s restrictions may make it even harder, particularly for older people who are more likely to live alone with fewer social connections.  To offer extra support, the Beth Johnson Foundation Bereavement Help Point meetings will continue to run over the Christmas period. ... Read more

New Healthy Generations and Arthritis Action Free Zoom Workshops

New Healthy Generations and Arthritis Action Free Zoom Workshops   The Beth Johnson Foundation are working in partnership with Arthritis Action to offer practical help and support for people aged 50+ living with arthritis.    If you live in North Staffordshire and have access to the internet via a smartphone, computer or tablet, we can help!  Join Area Coordinator, Ruth Smith and the Healthy Generations Team via Zoom to find out about keeping active during the pandemic, distraction techniques, pain management and much more...   To book a place and for further information please call: 07930 321841 or email: jane.snape@bjf.org.uk. To visit the website click here. ... Read more

Free Positive Ageing & Wellbeing Sessions

We are delighted to offer our Free Positive Ageing and Wellbeing sessions, delivered over Zoom, for people aged 50+ living in Stoke-on-Trent.   Funded by the National Lottery Community Fund, Healthy Generations is a Beth Johnson Foundation project that helps people to use digital technology to improve their wellbeing,  giving them more ways to find information, make new friends and try new things! Our FREE sessions are held over Zoom, so you can get advice and ... Read more

Dementia-New article

In 2019 the Dementia advocacy peer support group launched a Comic ‘There’s no Bus Map for Dementia' which the peer support group had developed with Sarah McNicol a Researcher from Manchester University. Since the launch of the Comic there has been lots of positive responses from a diverse range of people. Sarah Mc Nicol and Cathy Leamy, an independent cartoonist, have been successful in having an article accepted by Applied Arts and Health. We are pleased to share the article on BJF website here  ... Read more

New Project

The Bereavement Help Points Project is a new initiative for the Beth Johnson Foundation (BJF), developed in partnership with St Giles Hospice in Lichfield and funded by the National Lottery Community Fund.  In response to the Covid-19 pandemic the UK Government introduced explicit rules around the rituals of death and dying. If a loved one was hospitalised with Covid-19, no visitors were allowed at the bedside, and people were often only able to communicate with their loved ones via telephones, computer technology, or through glass, even up to the point of death, and regardless of age.  ... Read more

Office Rental Opportunity

Parkfield House, 64 Princes Road, Hartshill, Stoke-on-Trent, ST4 7JL Home of the Beth Johnson Foundation Fully serviced suite of rooms available. Packages range from £5k > £12k per annum. Car parking available if required; disabled access. ... Read more

Covid19 Survival Cookbook & Other Stories

Life during lock-down has certainly been challenging, and so with our Healthy Generations project at BJF, we have been working hard to find innovative ways of bringing people together safely; physically distanced yet socially connected. Using digital technology, we have brought older adults across Stoke-on-Trent togeth ... Read more

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