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

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

Still here to help - Staffordshire Cancer Support Programme (CaSP)

The Staffordshire Cancer Support Programme (CaSP) is a FREE service provided by the Beth Johnson Foundation. We are a team of experienced professional Link workers who can help adults living with and beyond cancer to find solutions to the issues that are important to them.  Following the recent response from the government, it has been decided that for the time being we will not be providing home visits to clients to prevent the spread of Coronavirus.  We understand that people will have an increased anxiety due to the restrictions being imposed due to the Coronavirus in addition to their diagnosis, therefore, are expanding our service to provide  ... Read more

Cancer Support Programme

Every year there are over a third of a million new diagnosis of cancer in the UK. That means that around a thousand people find out they have cancer every day. The good news is that more people are living with and beyond a diagnosis of cancer. The Beth Johnson Foundation understands that a diagnosis of cancer can have a devastating impact that affects every part of a person’s life.  It isn’t just a medical condition, it can also affect a persons’ mental health, relationships, work, finances, hobbies, interests – it can completely change everything a person has previously taken for granted. ... Read more

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