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New Age UK London Bulletins

January 22nd, 2014 | Posted by Gordon Deuchars in Uncategorized - (0 Comments)

Age UK London’s latest set of downloadable quarterly bulletins produced as part of the Fit 4 Purpose project are now online: go to http://bit.ly/1hLIuI9 to read our Health and Social Care Bulletin,  Councillors’ Bulletin, London Age Professionals’ Bulletin, Equalities Bulletin, 50+ Skills and Contributions Bulletin or Housing Bulletin.

Social care outcomes comparison website

November 14th, 2013 | Posted by Gordon Deuchars in Uncategorized - (0 Comments)

A new website has been launched comparing Adult Social Care Outcomes Framework (ASCOF) data across the country: http://ascof.hscic.gov.uk/Outcome This is intended to help people to find out more about care services in different places. It would be interesting to know if anyone finds it useful!

New Age UK London Bulletins Online

October 2nd, 2013 | Posted by Gordon Deuchars in Uncategorized - (0 Comments)

Age UK London have just published their latest set of bulletins online.

The bulletins include a:

  • Health and Social Care Bulletin
  • Councillors’ Bulletin
  • Equalities Bulletin
  • Professional Briefing
  • Housing Bulletin
  • Skills and Contributions Bulletin.

You can download and view the Bulletins online on the Age UK London website and you can view more publications that may be useful to you here.

 

Supporting older LGBT people

September 23rd, 2013 | Posted by Gordon Deuchars in Uncategorized - (0 Comments)

Opening Doors London, http://www.openingdoorslondon.org.uk/  has produced an Equalities Checklist showing how social care providers can support older lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people in care settings. This is against the background that older LGBT people often do not “come out” and their needs are often not recognised by social care providers. To discuss the issues further please contact Stacey Halls – 0207 121 3331, stacey.halls@ageukcamden.org.uk

Opening Doors London – Events Listings

September 4th, 2013 | Posted by Gordon Deuchars in Uncategorized - (0 Comments)

Opening Doors London with Age UK Camden as the lead agency, and in partnership with Age UKs across London, is the biggest project providing information and support services to and with older lesbian, gay, bisexual and/or transgender (OLGBT) people in the UK.

Their latest events listings (for September) is now out full of 4 pages of events.

To view the listings, click the link here.

DWP Later Life Newsletter – August ’13

August 27th, 2013 | Posted by Gordon Deuchars in Uncategorized - (0 Comments)

The Department for Work and Pensions latest monthly bulletin, the Later Life Newsletter, is now out. The newsletter includes the latest news on policy changes, good practice and initiatives and their impact on older people.

You can view the newsletter, and sign up to receive it monthly, here.

A Leaflet is not Marketing

August 22nd, 2013 | Posted by Gordon Deuchars in Marketing - (0 Comments)

Barker and Woodward Consulting have a new blog post about marketing and marketing strategies for charities. You can find the blog post here.

Ageing, longevity and demographic change: ILC-UK figures

July 29th, 2013 | Posted by Gordon Deuchars in Uncategorized - (0 Comments)

We all know that people are living longer but how is that changing our society?

What is the impact on demand for housing? How will pensions be affected? How will we care for our growing older population when the population of working age is shrinking?

These types of debates are increasingly being played out in the media and in political circles but in order for such debates to be productive, they have to be well informed.

This is why ILC-UK has produced a ‘Factpack’ of demographic statistics for the UK. The 12-page booklet provides statistics on a range of topics from life expectancy to housing supply, from pensions to the popularity of smart-phones amongst today’s older generations.  The information has been collated from a range of official sources including the Office for National Statistics, the European Commission and from other research organisations.

The Factpack can be found on this link: http://bit.ly/13gQpb5

Facing Up to Falls – new RoSPA Film

July 25th, 2013 | Posted by Gordon Deuchars in Uncategorized - (0 Comments)

The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents launched its new film Facing Up to Falls at a joint event today with Age UK London, London Voluntary Service Council and Housing Learning and Improvement Network: http://bit.ly/19kdlJS

The film contains advice on preventing a fall and involves real-life experiences
of older people living in the London boroughs of Hackney, Islington and Newham. At the event we heard about the human and financial cost of older people suffering falls, and about how the risk of falls can be minimised by linking to preventive services like Age UK’s fit as a fiddle programme.

Age UK London Briefings

July 12th, 2013 | Posted by Gordon Deuchars in Uncategorized - (0 Comments)

Age UK London have made all their briefings available online.

As part of the Fit 4 Purpose project, Age UK London produce a quarterly Councillor’s Bulletin, Health and Social Care Bulletin, Equalities Bulletin and a Professional Briefing.

All downloadable issues can be seen here