Food Glorious Food

Hands on cooking sessions for those living with or after cancer.  Cook & Eat sessions with a free 6 week course starting on Tuesday 7th March ... Read more

TOY PLUS Project

BJF are proud to announce that we are one of the official partners of this project. TOY-PLUS is the natural follow-up to all the research and practice carried out during the past four years by the TOY partners. We identified the lack of training opportunities and adequate knowledge about intergenerational ... Read more

Positive Living Course

Are you aged 50 or over? Could you benefit from understanding more about your health and how to manage it? If you are interested in learning about how to take control of your diet, exercise habits and lifestyle then join us on a FREE Positive Living course here at the Beth Johnson Foundation. ... Read more

BJF Dementia Advocacy New Blog!

BJF Dementia Advocacy team have a new blog, for Stoke-on-Trent & North Staffordshire, which provides information on our Advocacy project and the Peer Advocacy Support Group. A VOICE FOR PEOPLE LIVING WITH DEMENTIA. Take a look and please share on your networks. ... Read more

Age Does Not Matter

Imagine a world where age does not matter. A world where we all live longer, better lives. Where we can make the most of our potential, however old or young we are. We are building this world today, and we want you to take part. This autumn, we are launching 'Age Does Not Matter', a 4-day festival to radically rethink the concept of Age. In the stunning setting of The OXO Bargehouse on London’s South Bank, we will disrupt the narrative around ageing through an inspirational series of co-design labs, talks, installations, photography, stories, sound and film. ... Read more

Live Age 2016 Press Release

Artists, older people’s organisations and the Universities of Keele and Staffordshire are uniting to celebrate the creative life of older people in this region. ... Read more

Our Voices Report is Published

While there has been extensive and widespread coverage of many ageing related issues, the issue of being old and without children has received virtually none. 1 in 5 people over 50 have no children yet there is little understanding, discussion or consideration of how this may impact on individuals, services for older people and the wider community. ... Read more

Ageing Speciality Event

The Ageing Specialty Event is a targeted educational event to offer Clinicians, Academics, Nurses, Allied Healthcare Professionals, and any other research staff, the opportunity to hear and discuss the latest developments in Ageing Research. It also offers the opportunity to hear how the NIHR Clinical Research Network West Midlands (CRN WM) can support you. ... Read more

Changes to the benefit cap levels

The Welfare Reform and Work Act (2016) introduces some changes to the benefit cap. These changes, which will take effect in autumn 2016, include changes to the benefit cap levels to £23,000 a year for couples with or without children and lone parents and £15,410 for single people without children in Greater London, and £20,000 and £13,400 respectively for those groups elsewhere in Great Britain. They also include additional exemptions for recipients of Guardian’s Allowance, Carer’s Allowance and Universal Credit claimants who receive payments towards carer’s costs.   ... Read more

Loneliness and Older People

The Guardian reports today about the growing number of older people being lonely and feeling isolated. A large proportion still have families and friends yet do not have that human contact and social involvement; this may be due to many reasons such as distance or finances. ... Read more

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