We are passionate about recognising older people’s skills and developing their capacity as volunteers. We follow an asset-based community development approach, supporting older people themselves to develop groups and activities based on their needs.
Currently, the focus of our work with older people is Neighbourhood communities in The Deans and the East of the city and Black & Minority Ethnic Communities. We do this as part of a citywide ageing well partnership: www.ageingwellbh.org
We also support community led 50+ activity across our other neighbourhood areas, e.g.
- Several sheltered schemes across the city running activities funded through our Healthy Neighbourhood Fund.
- Most neighbourhood organisations we work with have intergenerational services and activities, e.g. coffee mornings, exercise groups at community centres.
- Some neighbourhoods have their own community run lunch clubs and activity groups for 50+.
If you are over 50 and would like to know more about what you could get involved in, please contact Sue Sayers on 07412 709 310 or [email protected]
A Dementia Friendly Guide for Community Groups and Organisations
TDC has developed a Dementia Friendly Toolkit with community groups and organisations. This Guide is relevant to all of us. Your community, someone you know or some of you, are likely to face the challenges of dementia and memory loss. How others respond to the person with dementia, and how supportive or enabling the person’s surroundings are, greatly affect how well someone can live with dementia.