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

Working just as hard

In the 8th article about work, retirement, and wellbeing, the Guardian's Amelia Hill talks the major transition. Will money be a problem, willl there be enough time or too much? ... Read more

PIER showcases good practice to NHS delegation

A group of senior delegates, from the NHS Health Literacy Collaborative Group, visited the Haywood Hospital in late February to look at the Patient Information and Resource Centre, (PIER) and see what effect its presence has had on the health literacy of patients and carers using the hospital. ... Read more

Age Action Alliance News

Read the latest news from Age Action Alliance - March 20th- with articles from members all over the country. BJF supports the AAA website and have long been a member, would you like to join?  ... Read more

Could you volunteer for us?

We are always looking for volunteers. If you’d like to give back, and support people going through some tough challenges 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 with help from a supportive team ... Read more

BJF Review published

The Beth Johnson Foundation is pleased to announce the publication of its review of recent activities.  After a very successful year working on age related projects, this publication showcases how these have made a real difference to people’s lives and highlights some of the areas we have explored that are relevant to older people. ... Read more

Hidden Carers

 In the 5th article about work, retirement, and wellbeing, the Guardian's Amelia Hill talks about the impact of the ageing population. How the 'sandwich' generation are working, looking after children and ageing parents. In this 9 part series Amelia talks to individuals about their experiences of ageing and retirement and how it meets with their expectations. The latest article can be read here and you can join the conversation from the page. ... Read more

What makes for fulfilling work in later life?

The Centre for Ageing Better have announced the publication of a new report, Fulfilling work: what do older workers value about work and why? The report identifies what people aged 50 and over value about work and explores actions employers can take to attract and retain them.  By 2020, one in three workers will be over 50. While employment rates for this age group have been growing, there still remains a rapid falling off after the age of 55. Increasing the numbers of people over 50 who are in fulfilling work is good for society, good for business and most importantly good for people themselves. Perhaps unsurprisingly, older workers value many of the same things as workers of other ages – such as making a meaningful contribution, social interaction and opportunities for learning and progression. Older workers are more likely to stay in work if they think their work matters, their employer supports them and their needs are taken seriously. However, for a variety of reasons, including age discrimination, this doesn’t always happen.  ... Read more

Make it Your Decision

​BJF would like to share the news of this new campaign launched today. Many people assume that there’s nothing they can do to prepare for their future treatment and care. But there are things we can do now to plan ahead and ensure that what matters to each of us is known about at the end of life. This is the focus of a new campaign, Make It Your Decision, launched this week by Compassion in Dying – the first of its kind to encourage people to plan ahead for their treatment and care and make their wishes known. ... Read more

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