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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

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

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