New Vacancy Healthy Generations

With thanks to funding from the National Lottery Community Fund, an opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic and self-motivated individual to join BJF’s Healthy Generations project. You will support the Project Co-ordinator to develop and deliver community-based health and wellbeing workshops and to encourage adults over 50 to become more digitally connected. The project is halfway through its’ three-year term and we are planning for its next phase so it is an opportune time to join the team. ... Read more

Statement - Cancer Support Service

We are sorry to announce that from Wednesday 1st July the Staffordshire Cancer Support Programme (CaSP) at the Beth Johnson Foundation will no longer be accepting referrals for new clients.    Our team of Linkworkers and Volunteer Buddies have provided much needed support for people living with and beyond cancer for over seven years, and we are honoured to have recently been nominated for the Evening Sentinel ‘Our Heroes Award’ – thank you!  ... Read more

DEEP Moments

BJF Dementia Advocacy Peer Support Group have been involved in a series of films by Bigger House Films, through DEEP (Dementia Engagement and Empowerment Project) and funded by The National Lottery Community Fund. Together with other organisations members of the groups have described how they reacted when they received their diagnosis, what surprises them, what makes them smile and much more. ... Read more

Vacancies x 2 Bereavement & Loss Help Points

BJF, working with St Giles Hospice, funded by the National Lottery Community Fund, would like to invite applications for two new positions. One is the Project Lead and the other is a Volunteer Co-ordinator position for this new exciting project. This is the first phase of a Bereavement Help Point support service in conjunction with the hospice, to address an important and immediate issue in response to the impact of Covid-19, in our local community. In the longer term we want to establish accessible bereavement and loss help points across the local communities in Stoke on Trent and Staffordshire where older individuals drop into social spaces to talk freely about their loss and grief with similar individuals. ... Read more

Dementia Research Study

Are you a carer of a family member or friend with dementia?  If you are 18 or older, are currently a carer of a family member or friend who has dementia and did so through the Covid-19 pandemic, you are invited to take part in a research study being conducted within Staffordshire University and University of Derby Online Learning (UDOL) Psychology department.  ... Read more

A Carers Reflection

Where did you go? A carer’s reflection   You were the strong one Would hold me  Waiting for my tears to dry. But now you cry. ... Read more

Carers Week 2020

A carer is someone who helps another person, usually a relative or friend, in their day – to - day lives. There are millions of carers of all ages across the UK who support people in a variety of ways, and who are usually ‘unsung heroes’. They quietly, consistently and compassionately support people often behind the scenes, often unrecognised, and usually unpaid. There are 6.5 million carers across the UK, doing everyday things with everyday people. Whether it be helping with personal things like helping someone to get dressed; helping them to the loo; or helping them to simply move about. Many things that lots of people usually take for granted in their routine, everyday lives. ... Read more

Reflecting back, looking forward: An organisational response

The Beth Johnson Foundation (BJF) has been supporting the ageing population for over 40 years. Based on compassion and determination, its workforce prides themselves in being flexible and adaptable as they proactively respond to the needs of local and national ageing communities. ... Read more

Volunteers Needed

We are always looking for volunteers. If you’d like to give back, and support people going through some tough challenges then volunteer with us. You can learn new skills and enhance existing ones. We will aim to give you a rewarding volunteering experience with ongoing training and help from a supportive team.  ... Read more

Let us help, Ageing is Everybody's Business, Always

The staff at Beth Johnson Foundation (BJF) know how this Coronavirus is affecting and impacting our daily lives and we want to help. Although we are unable to offer face - to - face assistance at the moment, we are still available for those of you who need support, advice or maybe someone to simply talk to. With this in mind, we have staff who you can email or ring for each of our three local projects and our intergenerational project in Northern Ireland. ... Read more

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