Tag: Ageing Better

    Most vulnerable people in Birmingham targeted in fire safety scheme

    Most vulnerable people in Birmingham targeted in fire safety scheme

    People over the age of 65 “are most likely to die or be injured in a house fire” according to the Station Commander of a Birmingham fire station who has joined forces with Ageing Better in Birmingham to help keep the most vulnerable people in the city safe.   Latest figures show that during a […]

    13th June 2018 | By | Reply More
    ‘Dedicated’ Birmingham volunteers rewarded for their community work

    ‘Dedicated’ Birmingham volunteers rewarded for their community work

    Volunteers across Birmingham have been rewarded for the work they are doing to battle the “lingering sadness of loneliness” across the city. Citizens at the heart of Ageing Better in Birmingham, a programme set up to tackle isolation in the over 50s, have received awards recognising their “hard work and dedication” in setting up activities […]

    10th November 2017 | By | Reply More
    “Loneliness epidemic” being tackled in Birmingham

    “Loneliness epidemic” being tackled in Birmingham

    New research has revealed nine out of ten people in Birmingham fear the prospect of isolation in older age as a “loneliness epidemic” hits the city. The Campaign to End Loneliness has found that 89 per cent of people believe loneliness in older age is more likely now than ever – with more than half […]

    16th October 2017 | By | Reply More
    International Day of Older Persons marked by sharing stories on isolation

    International Day of Older Persons marked by sharing stories on isolation

    An army of volunteers across Birmingham are working to bring older people out of isolation. To mark International Day of Older Persons (October 1) volunteers representing Ageing Better in Birmingham have been sharing their stories about tackling the problems of isolation faced by older people.   The National Lottery-funded programme is working to reduce isolation […]

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    28th September 2017 | By | Reply More