Age Action Alliance Weekly Member’s News – 08 May 2017

This week we welcome new members






Opportunities for Action


  • The University of Warwick’s Institute for Employment Research (IER) is undertaking an important new research project on behalf of the Institutes for Adult Learning. This is your opportunity to submit evidence drawing on your own practice, knowledge and experience of the links between adult education and health & wellbeing. The IER is looking to build on the recently published Adult Education: Too Important To Be Left To Chance – which recommended the need for a national strategy for adult education – by exploring how specific areas of policy and practice can be informed by a new evidence base, starting with health & wellbeing. Your input would be extremely valuable to this project. Click here to see the full terms of reference and how to submit your evidence. Please note that the deadline for submissions is Friday 12 May.


  • Age UK Mid Mersey are holding a conference in Widnes on Tuesday 16 May, Cancer in Later Life – Working together to ensure change. Age UK Mid Mersey is committed to promoting an improved quality of life and empowerment for older people and their carers. Working with colleagues regionally and nationally to raise the profile of cancer in later life at this regional northwest conference. Click here for more information and registration details.


  • Age UK London are running a free workshop The Way Parliament Scrutinises the Government on Wednesday 17 May at The Jubilee Room, Palace of Westminster. Click here for more information and registration details.


  • Age UK Lambeth have a Reggae in Brixton Choir, running for all Mondays in June. It is open to all – click here for more details.


  • The Letchworth Centre for Healthy Living are running a Mindfulness programme on 31 May – 02 June for people who are living with or recovering from cancer. Click here for more information.


  • The National Development Team for Inclusion (NDTi) have two new exciting openings for Development Leads and are seeking confident people to tackle some of our shared big issues, such as housing, support and inclusion. These are specialist development roles, one in Learning Disabilities and the other in Ageing and Older People. As somebody who is passionate about tackling injustice you will already know the issues facing the ageing and older community and for people with learning disabilities and you will be fuelled with a vision of how things could be different. Closing date for applications is Monday 05 June. Click here for details on how to apply.


For your information


  • Be Social is a partnership between Trafford Housing Trust and Heywood, Middleton & Rochdale Circle. Be Social will be delivering a new service based on the ‘HMR Circle’ model, putting on fantastic events and activities for Older People in the Trafford Borough. Hilary Barrett of Trafford Housing Trust added “We have set up Be Social to enable people over 50 to live independently and enjoy life. So far the response has been fantastic and we encourage anyone who might be thinking about it to join in or share the scheme with friends or family who might be interested”. Click here to find out more!


  • Age UK London’s April 2017 edition of their Health and Social Care information bulletin is available now. Click here to have a look.


  • Workplace Innovation Limited have published a Workage Policy report Workplace innovation and the retention of older workers. Click here to download the report and read about the associated research and thinking around this area.


  • The May 2017 edition of the Age Friendly Nottingham (AFN) Bulletin is available now. Click here to see what’s going there.


  • The May to June 2017 edition of the Elders Council of Newcastle newsletter is out now. Click here to download your copy.

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