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Active in Age - The Positive Living Project is pleased to offer the opportunity to attend the Beth Johnson Foundations Active in Age training. Active in Age is a fully accredited training course, which allows you to gain a Level 3 qualification and safely deliver physical Activity to older adults. ... Read more

EMIL has a new website!

BJF are excited to continue supporting the EMIL network in 2016 for another exciting year of intergenerational work throughout Europe.  The European Map of Intergenerational Learning (EMIL) is a collaborative network of members working together to support intergenerational learning taking place across Europe. Established in 2009, the network uses the existing expertise of partner organisations already working in the field to create a learning network for others involved in intergenerational programmes across Europe. ... Read more

Cuppa and a Smile

Staff Blog - Cuppa and a Smile.  We all have read in the media over and over again about the prevalence of older people being lonely and the effect that loneliness can have on the individual. Loneliness can have wide reaching implications to physical and mental health resulting in feeling isolated, even for those who actually live with their partners/family. They may have to care for a partner and this is turn reduces their ability to socialise and engage with other people.   ... Read more

National Advocacy Conference

Staff Blog -  The National Advocacy Conference organised by Kate Mercer Training was the place to be as I am always keen to keep up to date with changes and innovations in advocacy so I was really pleased to be able to attend. The Conference provided some excellent speakers who highlighted some of the changes to statutory advocacy, with particular reference to the recently introduced Care Act. The introduction of a statutory right to an advocate has for some time been embedded in laws such as the Mental Capacity Act and the Mental Health Act; and many advocates hoped that the Care Act would increase the access to advocacy for many more people who have care and support needs.  ... Read more

Stem Cells, Cancer and Life Lessons

A blog posted on Twitter caught my eye, not only because of the volume of swearing in the initial post, but because it tells the story of a man who is quite unwell but buried his head in the sand about everything that was going on with his body that wasn’t supposed to be happening (something which many of us have done in the past I’m sure). Also his blog seems to resonate with thousands and thousands of people. ... Read more

Official Launch

Staffordshire  & Wolverhampton Cancer Advocacy  Beth Johnson Foundation working in partnership with Macmillan and OPAAL. The extension of the project into the City of  Wolverhampton was officially launched on 15th October to an invited audience and was attended by the Lord Mayor and Lady Mayoress, Councillors Ian and Paula Brookfield. ... Read more

Cancer Support Groups

Recently I have been lucky enough to visit a couple of Cancer Support groups in my area. Firstly I visited the WAGS group in Wolverhampton, (Wolverhampton Area Gynae Support), who were most welcoming.  I spent time discussing some of their own personal issues as well as some of our current cases, where members of the group were able to help us with information and places to signpost our clients to. ... Read more

Age-friendly Stoke

Older citizens of Stoke are helping the City Council to make Stoke on Trent a great place to grow older.  ... Read more

Ageing with chronic pain: promoting age-friendliness in rural areas

A new summary report has been published: Ageing with chronic pain: promoting age-friendliness in rural areas. The Research Institute for Primary Care and Health Sciences at Keele University and the Beth Johnson Foundation (BJF) co-hosted a stakeholder engagement workshop to share the results of two research projects. ... Read more

Beth Johnson Foundation Blog

  • New Vacancy! Healthy Generatio ...

    With funding from the National Lottery Community Fund, the Beth Johnson Foundation is pleased to offer the opportunity to com ...Read more

  • New for 2020!!

    Book now for our Digital Technology and Positive Ageing Sessions.  BJF are delighted to offer these free weekly workshop ...Read more

  • Christmas Wishes

    BJF would like to wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.  In 2020 we are looking forward to helping with our va ...Read more

  • Volunteer Co-ordinator

    Thank you to all who applied for the exciting vacancy within our Staffordshire Cancer Support Programme (CaSP). The Cancer Support ...Read more



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