Age Action Alliance Weekly Members News – 16th April 2018

Weekly Members News – 16/04/2018

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Opportunities for Action

Capturing Success: Creative Evaluation in Arts, Health & Wellbeing

Age Action Alliance and Flourishing Lives invite you to our free workshop providing practical support for services for older people.
This is the latest in our popular series of talks exploring ideas and sharing knowledge across the sector.

This workshop is for organisations who want to develop evaluation methods for measuring the impact of their projects, programmes and policies. The focus will be on how these principles might be applied in working with older people, including those who are living with dementia. We will explore useful kinds of evidence, creative approaches and there will be an opportunity to consider these in relation to challenges and learnings from your own practice.

Date and time: Monday 30 April 2018 10:30–12:30
Venue: Upper Hall, Claremont Building, 24-27 White Lion Street, London N1 9PD

For more information and to book, visit Eventbrite.


Women’s health across the life-course and across the generations – Lessons from Australia

The International Longevity Centre – UK is delighted to host a lecture by Professor Julie Byles of ILC-Australia on the topic of “Women’s health across the life-course and across the generations – Lessons from Australia”.

Date and time: Tuesday 8th May 2018 16:00 – 17:30
Venue: Mercer, 1 Tower Place East, London, EC3R 5BU

For more information and to book, visit the ILC-UK website.


Smart Energy GB in Communities Fund

The Smart Energy GB in Communities Fund is seeking applications from not-for-profit organisations who can help engage people and communities across Great Britain with information about how to get and use smart meters. With two distinct target groups in 2018 we are running two separate funds.

Round 1 of the Smart Energy GB in Communities fund launched on Monday 9 April. Grants of up to £5000 will be made available to partner organisations working to engage people who are over 60 without personal internet access and those over the age of 65.

In mid-May we will be launching a second round of funding available to partner organisations reaching and engaging with people who are severe and profoundly D/deaf we will be offering grants of up to £7,500 to partner organisations to assist with direct engagement activities to people in our target group.

Both funds are available for community organisations, regional groups and local authorities who will conduct activity which will specifically reach the respective target groups, and assist with overcoming barriers to those groups in response to the smart meter rollout.

For more information and to apply for a grant, visit the Smart Energy GB web-page


For Information

Growing older with learning disabilitiesPeople growing older with learning disabilities should have the same access to care and support as everyone else. A new guideline from NICE aims  to ensure that people with learning disabilities are given the help they need to access a range of services as they grow older so they can live healthy and fulfilled lives.

See the guideline at An easy read version is available here.

Newcastle Elders Council

The April – May 2018 edition of the Elders Council Newsletter is now available online.


Driving back the years

The UK population is, on average, getting older. Naturally this means there are more older drivers on Britain’s roads. In fact, in the UK there are 1.2 million full licence holders in their eighties, 100,000 in their nineties and around 250 centenarians. All in all there are over four million driving licence holders over the age of 70 in the UK.

The AA has published useful guidance for older drivers

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