Sunday, 5 September 2021

Age-friendly, loneliness and more from B'ham & beyond.


What’s new?

Welcome to your latest Ageing Better newsletter. As the days are getting colder, it has been reassuring to see older people in Birmingham reconnecting with their local community. We know there are people who are shielding or who are cautious about going out, and neighbourliness and taking action locally is as important as ever. On the 21 September, we’re hosting a webinar about how to get people taking action to change or improve where they live. It’s full of useful tips and learning from our Ageing Better projects in Tyburn. You can read more about that and other news below. Enjoy!

Webinar: Local people doing good

LearniLearn how two of our projects in Tyburn involved active citizens in improving their local area. Hear from researchers, project workers, volunteers and citizens who have started their own litter picking group!

Over £480,000 to community groups in Birmingham

Did you know that since 2016, we’ve committed over £480,000 to community groups across the city. About 10,000 people in Birmingham have now taken part in Ageing Better activities.

Birmingham’s Community Development Practice Hub

As you’ll be aware, David Coffin has been working on an Ageing Better legacy project called the Community Development Practice Hub. It aims to connect, inspire and upskill community development practitioners across Birmingham.

The hub website has gone live:

See David’s introduction here

The Hub is a resource for people and organisations who ‘work with’ people in Birmingham so they can take collective action to make changes to things that are important to them and their communities.

The site has information, guidance, tools, and stories from community development practitioners in Birmingham. It also has links to 
relevant research, reports, talks, workshops and other resources from Birmingham and beyond.

We have also set a networking platform to help connect practitioners across the city, to network, share information and offer peer guidance.

Finally, it lists the six-months pilot programme of talks, peer learning workshops and training.

Take a look.

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