Parent's shouldn't be frightened to reach out

Parents ‘shouldn’t be frightened to reach out’ to older people ahead of Loneliness Awareness Week (13th - 17th June 2022) Vicki Titterington, Director, Linking Generations NI, part of the Beth Johnson Foundation, shares her thoughts in the Belfast Telegraph. As it is Loneline ... Read more

Advocacy National Awards

Laura Higgins, Dementia Advocacy project, Patsy Corcoran, Volunteer Development Manager, and Sue Read, CEO, enjoyed a lovely, jolly evening at the National Advocacy awards on Thursday 12th May, in Birmingham. The Dementia Advocacy project at BJF was shortlisted for the Outstanding Service category, but sadly did not win. Whilst disappointing, it was indeed an honour to be shortlisted at these prestigious awards, especially the first time we had nominated ourselves, and we made many useful connections on the night itself. The judging panel said they were  ‘...impressed with the impact of this service through working with other community groups, Universities, through direct advocacy , training and their group work, but above all through making connections.’. This category was won by Connected Voice (Safeguarding). ... Read more

Councillor Visit

Members at the BJF warmly welcomed Councillor Dean Richardson, Ward Councillor for Penkhull and Stoke, who visited Parkfield House on Thursday 17th March.  Dean met with Hilary Stefanelli, Project Development manager, Jane Snape, Healthy Generations Manager, Betty Machin, Dementia Advocacy Manager, Laura Higgins, Dementia Advocacy Project Worker , Patsy Corcoran, Volunteer Manager, and Sue Read, CEO.   Here at the BJF we always welcome the opportunity for local people to visit the House and meet members of our staff and volunteers. Visitors can learn about the excellent range of support that we continue to offer and explore ways of promoting what we do across local organisations for mutual benefits and to maximise impact for our local ageing communities.     ... Read more

Funders welcomed to Parkfield House

Three RJS Foundation members from RJS Solicitors visited the Beth Johnson Foundation for the first time on the 19th October to talk with members of the Team. RJS have kindly donated a sum of money to help us to update our large meeting room to ensure it is more accessible for older people with sensory, physical and/or cognitive impairments.  The grant has enabled us to purchase a hearing loop and (following consultation with our clients) to update and pilot our internal signage with appropriate use of colour and incorporating images to ensure clearer messaging. Internal doors have been painted in bolder, contrasting colours to ensure that people with visual impairments can distinguish them better.  ... Read more

Reflecting back, looking forward: An organisational response

The Beth Johnson Foundation (BJF) has been supporting the ageing population for over 40 years. Based on compassion and determination, its workforce prides themselves in being flexible and adaptable as they proactively respond to the needs of local and national ageing communities. ... Read more

Healthy Generations

BJF would like to thank all who applied for the position of Project Co-ordinator, Healthy Generations.    ... Read more

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