Age Action Alliance Weekly Members News – 14th May 2018

Weekly Members News – 14/05/2018

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The Reeder seeks volunteers to help the  lonley and isolated people around Bristol

In partnership with Bristol Ageing Better, The Reader, a national charity which builds stronger, healthier communities through Shared Reading, has announced an exciting new volunteer-led programme which will create meaningful shared experiences and stronger social networks for the over 50s across Bristol.

Over the next two years, The Reader will work with organisations across the area to establish 30 new Shared Reading groups and train 60 new volunteers from the community and partner organisations to bring Shared Reading into hospital wards, sheltered housing sites, care homes, libraries, community centres and various other settings.

A volunteer recruitment day is being held on Wednesday, 23 May – more information is available on The Reader website.


For Information


What England can learn from Japan’s social care reform

As we await the Green Paper on social care reform, Natasha Curry of the Nuffield Trust suggests in a Guardian article that we can learn valuable lessons from Japan about implementing change with widespread public support.



The Chatty Cafe Scheme

The Chatty Café Scheme now has over 100 cafes signed up to provide a Chatter & Natter table, creating a space for people to talk; whether it’s for five minutes while you drink a brew, or an hour of good conversation. We’re not trying to build friendships – just simple interactions to combat loneliness and to just maybe have a big impact on someone’s day.


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