Dementia Awareness

BJF Dementia Advocates & other organisations got together to share info and highlight their work with people with Dementia for Dementia Awareness Week 2019. We have already shared pics on our social media platforms, so take a look on our Facebook and Twitter. Thanks to Affinity Outlet Talke & Longton Market. Wish we had audio on the singing of Delilah! ... Read more

Ageing Well-Creating an Age Friendly UK

Director of Policy and Engagement here at BJF, Lynne Wealleans, was recently interviewed by Elder, providers of high standard live-in home care to those in need across the UK, from the South East of England to the Highlands and Islands.The discussion covered the need to give people a voice in challenging times, how “ageing well” is a personal definition and the power of making a real difference at a community level. ... Read more

Enabling People with Dementia to Remain at Home

Today the Housing LIN (Learning and Information Network) publishes its report on the key role housing providers, and in particular social housing providers, can play in supporting people living with dementia to stay independent in the home of their choice for as long as possible. To read the full report click Here ... Read more

Investment into local causes

Could you make a difference? Today we have launched our lottery page with the Lyme Lottery and hope to raise funds from our supporters who buy a ticket. Any money raised will go towards improving and extending our Advocacy services, enable more research projects and support new lifestyle initiatives, all for older adults. We really appreciate every penny raised and hope that you will visit our page here . Thank you! ... Read more

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

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

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

Book for Active in Age Training

This free training is ideal for anyone who runs a community group or volunteers/works for a voluntary organisation, with people aged 50+ within Stoke-on-Trent. ... Read more

Wolverhampton- Free Training

CLAIM your happy retirement  If you are approaching or entering retirement, join us for this free one day training course which will help you to effectively plan and prepare for this stage of life. Designed alongside BJF volunteers the training will: ·        Give you the opportunity to share experiences with other people in a similar situation ·        Share the CLAIM framework with you – a tool for ageing positively ·        Enable you to plan effectively for the future ·        Learn new skills for coping with challenges and change ... 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

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