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

Reforms in Care Homes-Still Waiting

Today Paul Burstow writes in the Guardian saying 'A supply of reliable, good quality care is urgently needed to meet the needs of our ageing population. More needs to be done to provide leadership and invest in staff'. The report mentions the statement from Jeremy Hunt, speaking to a local government office that families need to take greater responsibility for the care of their loved ones; in reality there are a high number of people who do not have any children. ... Read more

AWOC Conference 2016

Book now for Ageing Without Children's (AWOC) Conference 2016 - 'Building Our Rainbow' Practical Inspiration For Later Life ... Read more

ECIL Intergenerational Learning Course

The ECIL (European Certificate of Intergenerational Learning) course introduces learners to the concepts of intergenerational practice and learning; discussing both the benefits and challenges associated with these concepts. Barriers to intergenerational practice and learning are presented along with a variety of tools and techniques to address these challenges. The course also explains the relevance of intergenerational practice and learning to a number of key policy areas, explain how they can applied in a variety of social issues and contexts and explore why these concepts are relevant in today’s society. ... Read more

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