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Posted in: News on February 27, 2014

The Beth Johnson Foundation will be running, over the course of the next 12 months, a programme of consultation with groups of older women aged 50 and over, across Stoke on Trent. This will involve both focus groups for 8 to 10 individuals and discussion at committee meetings and networking events with representatives of a wide cross section of womens groups. The aim of this pilot project is to offer ordinary older women the opportunity to share their stories and life experiences with other older women. Views will be explored on the needs, practicalities and merits of sharing these stories with younger women and also with how the information collected can be used to inform negotiations for services that better meet real needs. The pilot will celebrate the positive influence and achievements through dissemination of case studies. It will also identify individuals who would be interested in working with us, building evidence of the wider potential of this approach. This could in future include the creation of resources that could be used by BJF and others to challenge preconceptions about older women and bridge age, understanding and cultural gaps between groups themselves and between groups and decision makers.BJF already have around 15 groups that will be taking part but we are keen to let as many groups and individuals as possible know what we are doing and invite you to contact us if you would also like to be involved.Please contact:Judy Crabb 07962171747Lynne Wealleans 01782844036

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