Let's Go Intergenerational

Linking Generations, BJF's colleagues in Northern Ireland, are soon to launch their new conference Let's Go Intergenerational. With keynote speaker, Jonathan Collie, Co-Founder of The Age of New Reitrement, a UK based movement for age positive social change, learn how to Go Intergenerational!  12th October 2017 so book now to avoid disappointment. ... Read more

Enabling People with Dementia to Remain at Home

Today the Housing LIN (Learning and Information Network) publishes its report on the key role housing providers, and in particular social housing providers, can play in supporting people living with dementia to stay independent in the home of their choice for as long as possible. To read the full report click Here ... Read more

Preparing for Later Life

We were pleased to contribute to the Transitions in Later Life Project with the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation. As part of the project groups from different parts of the country were interviewed and gave their thoughts of how they prepared, or not for retirement. Also some people found that transition from working a real challenge and were surprised how that change affected them. To listen to the Podcast ... Read more

The Reformation of Age & Ageing

Journal article by Sarah Harper Individuals throughout the word are not only living longer, they are doing so within a population which is in itself growing older. This article suggests that to grow old in a society which is old is very different from growing old in a society which is young. Within the next 3 years, there will be more people on the planet over 65 than under 5 years old. Within the next decade, half the population of Western Europe will be aged over 50. As such, Sarah Harper proposes that as we look to reform ageing and old age in the light of extreme longevity, we must look to the institutions which currently define ageing and old age to ensure that our societies continue to distribute resources fairly across the life course. Our education systems, patterns of work, health care, legal systems, even marriage and families were built during a very different demographic. ... Read more

Who in Europe Works beyond the State Pension Age and under which Conditions?

In response to demographic ageing and its consequences, European governments aim to increase labour market participation of older workers and have started to expand the state pension age beyond age 65. In this paper, the authors describe the employment and working conditions of men and women working between 65 and 80 years, and compare them with previous conditions of those retired in the same age group.  ... Read more

Investment into local causes

Could you make a difference? Today we have launched our lottery page with the Lyme Lottery and hope to raise funds from our supporters who buy a ticket. Any money raised will go towards improving and extending our Advocacy services, enable more research projects and support new lifestyle initiatives, all for older adults. We really appreciate every penny raised and hope that you will visit our page here . Thank you! ... Read more

Age Action Alliance News-August 2017

The latest newsletter from the Age Action Alliance is available to download. More news on the move and thanks from AAA to the support they have been given by ourselves and other members. ... Read more

Giving a Voice

Advocacy on behalf of people with dementia and people with cancer: a study of the effect on service users lives We are pleased to announce the publication of another research report, Giving a Voice, published by BJF and carried out by the University of Salford. The work has been concentratedon two of our projects focused respectively on meeting the different needs of people with dementia and people with cancer. To read more click here ... Read more

Honorary Treasurer Vacancy

Can you make a difference? Would you like to join a group of individuals who give up their time to support and guide the Foundation? BJF are looking to appoint a volunteer Honorary Treasurer Trustee with experience in finance and fundraising. This is a high profile appointment with an expected commitment of a minimum of six board meetings per year and attendance at some profile raising events where applicable. Trustees are responsible for collectively setting the strategic aims and objectives of BJF, ensuring accountability, delivering good governance and ensuring compliance with all legal requirements and financial regulations in accordance with Charity and Company Law. If you would like to join us and support the Foundation by becoming a trustee then please send your CV to Colin Hann (Executive Chair) by email Colin.Hann@bjf.org.uk or Debbie.everden@bjf.org.uk All travel expenses will be re-imbursed. Find out more by clicking the Vacancy tab on our Home page. ... Read more

Ageing in the UK Now-BJF new research report

This short report, Ageing in the UK Now, is an opening review of areas where organisations interested in the field of ageing can make a significant impact, and assist in understanding where future initiatives might be focused. It is effectively a scoping exercise outlining areas of research and developing practice relevant to the UK’s ageing sector, and mapping these against the wider political and social agenda. ... Read more

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