We Are Undefeatable Webinar – Upcoming campaign plans

Learn about the latest insights, news and campaign plans for We Are Undefeatable in 2022.

The We Are Undefeatable campaign are hosting a free webinar on 25 May from 10:30 – 11:30, where they will be sharing information around their campaign plans for the year and providing key insights from their winter digital campaign. There will also be chance to hear from guest speakers about how they are working to encourage people living with long-term health conditions to be physically active. Click here for full details.

Upcoming Live Longer Better Event – 8th June 2022

All Age UKs are invited to attend the next Live Longer Better Thought Leadership National Event on Wednesday 8th June from 10:00-11:30.

All Age UKs are invited to join the next Live Longer Better Thought Leadership Event which will focus on the Health and Care Bill. The webinar takes place on Wednesday 8th June from 10:00 – 11:30. Read on to find out more, or click here to book your place.

The NHS was set up as a single organisation in 1948 – numerous bureaucracies, but one organisation, one family. From 1990, collaboration was stopped and competition began.

We now have an Act of Parliament, the Health and Care Bill which has received Royal Assent, enacting the most significant health legislation in a decade into law. Integrated systems were deemed essential, with their four purposes outlined:

  1. Improving population health and healthcare;
  2. Tackling unequal outcomes and access;
  3. Enhancing productivity and value for money; and
  4. Helping the NHS to support broader social and economic development.

This marks a milestone in the recovery and reform of how health and care services work together. The Live Longer Better programme was designed on these principles, recognising that activity: physical, cognitive and emotional, is an essential part of population health management and MUST be integral to improving community health and longevity.

This Live Longer Better National Event takes a consultative approach with National Clinical Directors.

Register for this event to find out their barriers and hurdles, understand how physical activity can help them quantify the benefits of overcoming these problems and support delivery on their key objectives.

Our LLB National Events have proved extremely popular – over 2,000 delegates have attended our last 7 events with cross sector representation. Delegates confirmed that the events “fully met their expectations”.

This Live Longer Better collaboration between Sir Muir Gray, Optimal Ageing Associates and Active Partnerships provides a unique combination of skills and resources, bringing together the cultures of coaching and health. We look forward to sharing some excellent presentations and speakers around the Live Longer Better work.

New Wellbeing Webinar from Zurich – “The Power of the Morning Routine!”

Zurich are hosting a wellbeing webinar hosted by a leading wellness coach, to discuss how having a morning routine can help your overall wellbeing.

Zurich are hosting a wellbeing webinar hosted by leading wellness coach, Kate Horwood, to discuss how having a morning routine can help your overall wellbeing. You’ll receive lots of tips, tools, exercises and advice around how best to manage your time and energy, and be more productive as a result. The webinar takes place on Wednesday 20th April from 10-11am and you can book your place here.

To add a little spring in our step, sparing a little time for ourselves to look after our mental, emotional and physical wellbeing is so important. In a modern world, where there are so many ways we can connect, it can sometimes be difficult to switch off, and how your morning starts can have an impact on how you feel for the rest of the day.

What you’ll learn…

  • Why a morning routine is so powerful  
  • How it sets you up for a positive and productive day  
  • The difference between being in a proactive versus reactive state  
  • Locus of control – what it is and why it’s so important  
  • Example morning routines of well-known, successful people  
  • Examples of what participants can do to start their own morning routine  
  • How to create a successful morning routine for yourself  
  • Participants leave with a plan for their new morning routine 

Upcoming Live Longer Better Thought Leadership Event – 23rd March 2022

All Age UKs are invited to attend the next Live Longer Better Thought Leadership National Event on Wednesday 23rd March from 10:00-11:30.

All Age UKs are invited to join the next Live Longer Better Thought Leadership Event which is titled “The Longevity Revolution”. The webinar takes place on Wednesday 23rd March from 10:00 – 11:30. Read on to find out more, or click here to book your place.

The number of older people is increasing, both in absolute terms and relative to the numbers of young people. This is often portrayed as a major problem but our understanding of the science of what is happening to us as we live longer is getting clearer, and the evidence about what can be done to prevent, delay, slow or even reverse conditions such as frailty, dementia and dependence is getting stronger.

Live Longer Better aim to:

  • Refocus the lens on population ageing to healthy longevity
  • Focus on reconditioning rather than deconditioning
  • Prescribe activity with, and sometimes instead of, drug prescriptions
  • Recognise that physical activity professionals are agents of change as catalysts for action within complex systems.

Expert Speakers confirmed to date include:

  • Sir Muir Gray                               
  • Jamie Blackshaw (Office for Health Improvement and Disparities)
  • Anant Jani (University of Oxford)
  • Dr Jenni Jones (National University of Ireland)
  • Dr Marlize de Vivo (Active Medicine)
  • Lisa Wood (Active Partnership – Wesport)

We look forward to sharing some excellent presentations from speakers around the Live Longer Better work, inspired by Sir Muir Gray in collaboration with Active Partnerships.

The LLB National Events have proved extremely popular – over 1,800 delegates have attended our last five events with cross sector representation including local authorities, Age UK, NHS, Care Homes, Leisure Trusts and various voluntary and community sector partners.  Feedback given by delegates confirmed that the events fully met their expectations. Register for this event now to secure your place!

Further programme details will be circulated nearer the event.

This Live Longer Better collaboration between Sir Muir Gray, Optimal Ageing Associates and Active Partnerships provides a unique combination of skills and resources, bringing together the cultures of coaching and health. We look forward to sharing some excellent presentations and speakers around the Live Longer Better work.

Upcoming Webinar: Ageing Better – Evolving with hybrid models of delivery

The National Lottery Community Fund’s Ageing Better programme is holding an event to explore the impact, challenges and emerging best practices around hybrid models of delivery.

The Ageing Better programme would like to invite members of the Age UK Network to an event to explore the impact, challenges and emerging best practices around hybrid models of delivery (delivery face-to-face, online and by telephone) developed as a response to the Covid-19 pandemic. The session will take place on Tuesday 22nd March from 11:00-12:30, click here to book your place, or read on for more details.

The pandemic prevented most face-to-face delivery, requiring organisations to adapt and evolve their ways of working overnight. As we emerge from restrictions, hybrid models of delivery that blend offline and online elements, continue to evolve.

Drawing on learning from The National Lottery Community Fund’s Ageing Better programme, which sought to address loneliness and social isolation among people over 50, this session will explore the models being developed by Ageing Better partners as part of their work over the last 18 months.

About the event

The session will take place on Tuesday 22nd March from 11:00-12:30. It is being organised by Kaleidoscope Health and Care who are working in partnership with The National Lottery Community Fund.

Speakers from Ageing Better partnership areas across England will discuss:

  • The context for, and advantages of, using a hybrid model of delivery
  • The challenges that providers and services have experienced in adapting to a hybrid model of delivery
  • Emerging practice and learning from the Ageing Better programme

There’ll also be lots of opportunities for discussion and space to share experiences, challenges and solutions.

This event will be relevant to anyone involved in running groups, services or activities aimed at people aged 50+ seeking to address loneliness and isolation. 

If you are able to attend please sign up at the Eventbrite link here.

Free Funding Workshops from London Sport Consultancy

London Sport Consultancy are running two free funding webinars over the next few months. Find out full details below.

Following their Introduction to Grant Funding workshop, London Sport Consultancy is running two further funding webinars. “Top Tips for Grant Funding Applications” will take place on Tuesday 22nd February from 10-11.30am, and “Project Planning and Impact Measurement” will follow on Tuesday 29 March from 10-11.30am. There is no mention upon signing up that you have to be based in London to attend, but these sessions may make reference to London-based opportunities. Click here to find out more and to book your place.

Finance Focus – Useful Webinar Recordings on Charity Reserves

Moore Kingston Smith (MKS) have recorded a useful webinar on taking a pragmatic approach to reserves. View the webinar below along with links to previous Finance Network Meetings.

Following the January Finance Network meeting (Big Plans, Strategy and Business Models – thinking out loud) presented by Nick Wilkie, we’ve received some suggestions that it would be helpful to have another session on Reserves this year – we plan to do this in a few months’ time. In the meantime, Moore Kingston Smith (MKS) have recorded a Webinar on Reserves which is well worth watching, especially if the active management of reserves is an area with which you may be unfamiliar.

Bearing in mind that there have been several new CEOs appointed across the Network in recent months, we’d also draw your attention to the Finance Network Meeting which Jill Halford, BDO Partner Head of Charities, very kindly presented for us back in May 2021, simply called ‘Charity Reserves’. Please click here to view this session, along with our other recent Finance Network Meetings. If you would like to access PowerPoints from these sessions, please email John Fox (John.Fox@ageuk.org.uk) who will be pleased to send you the link.

February Finance Network Meeting

As mentioned in yesterday’s Signpost, the February Finance Network Meeting will take place on Wednesday 23 February 2022 from 11am – 12:30pm and will cover the topic “VAT”. Our Age UK VAT Helpline support provider Crowe LLP, will be updating us on all things VAT, focussing on areas which have affected many charities over the past eighteen months. You can find out more about the meeting plan here.

To book your place, and / or to subsequently receive a copy of the recording of the event and the slides, please email John.Fox@ageuk.org.uk with: your name and role title; the name of the Brand Partner you are representing; and the email address to which the follow-up material should be sent. We would be grateful if you could confirm in your email whether you will be attending on the day or just requesting access to the meeting recording and supporting slides – thank you.

Please share this information with colleagues in your organisation who you feel would be interested in attending and encourage them to do so.

Impact of Covid-19 on Older People – 3rd wave research webinar recording & fact sheet

Age UK’s Health Influencing Team have shared the recording of their recent webinar which covered the third wave of their research into the impact of Covid-19 on older people.

The Health Influencing team was pleased to see so many local partners join us at our “Impact of Covid-19 on Older People 3rd Wave Research” webinar last Tuesday. For all those who were unable to attend on the day or would like to share it with colleagues, please find a link to the webinar recording below. We have also attached a copy of the slides from the session and a document with some detailed results from the representative polling. Please note that the results from our research have not been published yet by Age UK, so we request that these are only used for bids and presentations to aide local health and care system influencing, not local media or for open publication.

We mentioned in the webinar that the Health Influencing team will be looking to carry out future research in this area. We would, therefore, welcome any feedback on the research and would value hearing from local partners about any ideas for future research topics or questions that would be beneficial to have insight on. We would also welcome hearing any successes or positive use of our research stats or presentation. Please get in touch with us at HealthInfluencing@ageuk.org.uk.

Access the slides and polling stats:

View the 1st and 2nd waves of research:

View the Webinar Recording:

You can share the recording with this link, or watch it below:

Time to Shine’s Intergenerational Work Webinar

Time to Shine are hosting a webinar to share learning from their intergenerational activities over the last few years. Find out full details, including how to book your place.

Time to Shine is a National Lottery-funded programme hosted by Leeds Older People’s Forum, which has run a number of intergenerational projects in recent years. As these projects come to a close, the Forum will be sharing the learning from the intergenerational activities run by delivery partners, along with learning from the other 13 Ageing Better programmes. They will also discuss how this learning could be used by other organisations in future. The webinar will take place on Wednesday 16 February from 14:00 – 15:30. Click here to find out more details and to book your place.

Upcoming Live Longer Better Thought Leadership National Event

All Age UKs are invited to attend the next Live Longer Better Thought Leadership National Event on Wednesday 26th January from 10:00-11:30.

All Age UKs are invited to join the next Live Longer Better Thought Leadership National Event. The webinar takes place on Wednesday 26th January from 10.00 – 11.30. Speakers include Dr Lis Boulton, Health and Care Policy Manager at Age UK. Read on to find out more, or click here to book your place.

We now understand better the on-going detrimental impact of the Covid pandemic and the preventable deterioration on the health of many of our older population, notably the evidence that people can take action to prevent and reduce many of the problems that have hitherto been regarded as immutable effects of the biological process of ageing. This will significantly reduce pressure on our health and care systems.

The Government’s recent Adult Social Care Reform White Paper (December 2021) sets out an ambitious 10-year plan to transform support and care in England, putting People at the Heart of Care, by giving them choice, control, and support to live independent lives. Live Longer Better promotes early intervention which will help to reduce the pressures and associated costs on our Health and Care systems, by supporting people’s independence and allowing real choice.  

Join us at the next national event to understand how Live Longer Better’s 2022 New Year’s Revolution aims to reduce the need for Health and Social Care for our older population, by preventing, delaying, slowing and reversing frailty and dementia, by increasing activity – physical, cognitive and emotional.  

Live Longer Better aims to do this through the 3 Rs:

  • Recovery from the deconditioning effects of lockdown and Covid
  • Rejuvenation, regaining the fitness and ability lost in your last ten years
  • Reimagining your future and thinking positive, for example about increasing Brain Health as well as reducing the risk of dementia

The LLB National Events have proved extremely popular – nearly 1,500 delegates have attended our last five events with cross sector representation including local authorities, Age UK, NHS, Care Homes, Leisure Trusts and various voluntary and community sector partners.  Feedback given by delegates confirmed that the events fully met their expectations.  Register for this event now to secure your place!

Further programme details will be circulated nearer the event.

This Live Longer Better collaboration between Sir Muir Gray, Optimal Ageing Associates and Active Partnerships provides a unique combination of skills and resources, bringing together the cultures of coaching and health. We look forward to sharing some excellent presentations and speakers around the Live Longer Better work.