Reminder: Book your place at Age UK’s “Safeguarding Speaks…” webinars!

A quick reminder to register for our upcoming “Safeguarding Speaks…” webinar series. Find out more about each session, including how to book your place.

This is a quick reminder that Age UK will be marking Safeguarding Adults Week 2022 with a webinar series called “Safeguarding Speaks…”. Hosted by Carrie Bower from Age UK’s Safeguarding Team, we’re running a series of quick lunchtime webinars where we will interview a range of external professionals, and you’ll have an opportunity to ask questions afterwards. You can now book your place at these sessions below.

Monday 21 November | 12:30-13:00 | Safeguarding Speaks… to Age UK’s Safeguarding Team

At our first Safeguarding Speaks… session, you’ll meet Sam, Julie, and Carrie from Age UK’s Safeguarding Team. We’ll tell you who we are and what we do, as well as outlining some safeguarding themes and risks we are seeing emerge at Age UK. We’ll also discuss what to expect from the week’s webinars.

Click here to book your place!

Tuesday 22 November | 12:30-13:00 | Safeguarding Speaks… to Hourglass

Hourglass (Formerly Action on Elder Abuse) is the only UK-wide charity working solely to call time on harm, abuse, and exploitation of older people. Hourglass have a wide range of services for older victims of all forms of abuse and will be launching a new partnership with Age UK’s Safeguarding team during Safer Ageing week, which commences on 28th November. CEO Richard and Deputy CEO Veronica will talk about the services available to older people and what we hope to achieve from our new partnership.

To find out more about Hourglass here.

Click here to book your place!

Safeguarding Speaks… to PEGS

PEGS was set up due to the lack of provisions for parents and caregivers experiencing domestic abuse from their child (including adult offspring). In this session, we’ll speak to Michelle John, the Founder & CEO of PEGS.

Find out more about PEGS here.

Meeting Recording:

Due to scheduling issues, we have had to record this interview ahead of time, so this will no longer be a live webinar and you can watch the full recording here. This link to this recording is available to stream for a month but you can download the file and share it with colleagues across the network.


Thursday 24 November | 12:30-13:00 | Safeguarding Speaks… to Daphne Franks

Daphne will tell us about her mother, Joan. After Joan’s death in 2016, Daphne and her family discovered that a man, much younger than Joan had secretly married her. Joan was 91, had dementia and a terminal illness. These events had a devastating effect on their family. Daphne has discovered a huge lack of safeguarding for people who lack mental capacity, when marrying. She will speak to us about her campaign to ensure better protection against such predatory marriage and the changes needed to prevent this from happening to others.

Find out more about Daphne’s work here.

Meeting recording:

Due to scheduling issues, we have had to record this interview ahead of time, so this will no longer be a live webinar and you can watch the full recording here. This link to this recording is available to stream for a month but you can download the file and share it with colleagues across the network.


Friday 25 November | 12:30-13:00 | Safeguarding Speaks… to Amanda Warburton-Wynn

Amanda works for Cambridgeshire County Council as part of the Domestic Abuse & Sexual Violence Partnership and is also an independent researcher and consultant specialising in older survivors of domestic abuse and sexual violence. Recent pieces of work include developing and implementation of an older people’s risk assessment for domestic abuse which is used locally, and publication of a research paper highlighting sexual abuse of older people by hospital staff. Amanda is also a finalist in the 2022 Women Achieving Greatness in Social Care Awards.

Find out more about Amanda’s work here.

Click here to book your place!

These webinars are available to all Age UK colleagues across the network. It will be an opportunity for us all to come together to raise awareness of important safeguarding issues, start conversations and raise awareness.

Q & A Sessions

During the webinars we will invite attendees to ask questions. We will ask you to raise your hand, when prompted you be invited to turn your microphone & camera on to ask a question. We won’t be using the chat box. If you prefer to submit a question ahead of time you can do this by emailing safeguardingteam@ageuk.org.uk and Carrie will read out your question. Most speakers have agreed to be recorded for their interviews, but we won’t record the open Q & A session.

Book your place at Age UK’s “Safeguarding Speaks…” webinars!

The registration links for our upcoming “Safeguarding Speaks…” webinar series are now available! Find out more about each session, including how to book your place.

We recently messaged to let you know that Age UK will be marking Safeguarding Adults Week 2022 with a webinar series called “Safeguarding Speaks…”. Hosted by Carrie Bower from Age UK’s Safeguarding Team, each day we’ll run a quick lunchtime webinar where we will interview a range of external professionals, and you’ll have an opportunity to ask questions afterwards. You can now book your place at as many of these sessions as you like, below.

Monday 21 November | 12:30-13:00 | Safeguarding Speaks… to Age UK’s Safeguarding Team

At our first Safeguarding Speaks… session, you’ll meet Sam, Julie, and Carrie from Age UK’s Safeguarding Team. We’ll tell you who we are and what we do, as well as outlining some safeguarding themes and risks we are seeing emerge at Age UK. We’ll also discuss what to expect from the week’s webinars.

Click here to book your place!

Tuesday 22 November | 12:30-13:00 | Safeguarding Speaks… to Hourglass

Hourglass (Formerly Action on Elder Abuse) is the only UK-wide charity working solely to call time on harm, abuse, and exploitation of older people. Hourglass have a wide range of services for older victims of all forms of abuse and will be launching a new partnership with Age UK’s Safeguarding team during Safer Ageing week, which commences on 28th November. CEO Richard and Deputy CEO Veronica will talk about the services available to older people and what we hope to achieve from our new partnership.

To find out more about Hourglass here.

Click here to book your place!

Wednesday 23 November | 12:30-13:00 | Safeguarding Speaks… to PEGS

PEGS was set up due to the lack of provisions for parents and caregivers experiencing domestic abuse from their child (including adult offspring). In this session, we’ll speak to Michelle John, the Founder & CEO of PEGS.

Find out more about PEGS here.

Click here to book your place!

Thursday 24 November | 12:30-13:00 | Safeguarding Speaks… to Daphne Franks

Daphne will tell us about her mother, Joan. After Joan’s death in 2016, Daphne and her family discovered that a man, much younger than Joan had secretly married her. Joan was 91, had dementia and a terminal illness. These events had a devastating effect on their family. Daphne has discovered a huge lack of safeguarding for people who lack mental capacity, when marrying. She will speak to us about her campaign to ensure better protection against such predatory marriage and the changes needed to prevent this from happening to others.

Find out more about Daphne’s work here.

Click here to book your place!

Friday 25 November | 12:30-13:00 | Safeguarding Speaks… to Amanda Warburton-Wynn

Amanda works for Cambridgeshire County Council as part of the Domestic Abuse & Sexual Violence Partnership and is also an independent researcher and consultant specialising in older survivors of domestic abuse and sexual violence.  Recent pieces of work include developing and implementation of an older people’s risk assessment for domestic abuse which is used locally, and publication of a research paper highlighting sexual abuse of older people by hospital staff.  Amanda is also a finalist in the 2022 Women Achieving Greatness in Social Care Awards.

Find out more about Amanda’s work here.

Click here to book your place!

These webinars are available to all Age UK colleagues across the network. It will be an opportunity for us all to come together to raise awareness of important safeguarding issues, start conversations and raise awareness.

Q & A Sessions

During the webinars we will invite attendees to ask questions. We will ask you to raise your hand, when prompted you be invited to turn your microphone & camera on to ask a question. We won’t be using the chat box. If you prefer to submit a question ahead of time you can do this by emailing safeguardingteam@ageuk.org.uk and Carrie will read out your question. Most speakers have agreed to be recorded for their interviews, but we won’t record the open Q & A session.

Introduction to Age-friendly Communities webinar – Thursday 17th November

Book your place at the upcoming Centre for Ageing Better “Age-friendly Communities” webinar which takes place on Thursday 17 November.


The Centre for Ageing Better are running a webinar on Thursday 17 November from 10:30 – 11:30 to share the World Health Organisation framework for creating an age-friendly community and how places across the UK have made their communities great places to grow old in. Click here for full details, including how to book your place!


Live Longer Better Event – Venue and registration link published

Register for the first in-person Live Longer Better national event on Wednesday 19th October from 11:00-16:00!

All Age UKs are invited to join the first in-person Live Longer Better national event where the programme will reaffirm its collective mission. The event will take place on Wednesday 19th October 2022 from 11.00 to 16.00. Live Longer Better have now shared details of the venue and registration link for this event. Please click here for full details.

Live Longer Better shared the following update:

Join us for our first IN-PERSON Live Longer Better national event where we will reaffirm our collective mission and how we describe it.

The Four Rs:

Reconditioning: restoring ability lost not only during lockdown but with decades of existing in the modern environment, dominated by the car, the sofa, the TV, the computer and the desk job.

Rejuvenation: aiming to get as able as one was five or even ten years before – Drop a Decade!

Risk reduction: preventing, delaying, slowing down and even reversing the risk of dementia, and frailty.

Revolution: the continuing need to move from fear of population ageing to the celebration of healthy longevity and this requires a cultural revolution, which means we need to rewire the brains of not only older people but also…

  • Friends and relatives
  • Health and social care professionals
  • The general public
  • The press

What does this mean?

This means we have to start where each of these groups are at present and then create new ways of thinking (e.g. health and social care need to see our work not only as good for older people, but good for them as a means of reducing the need and demand for health and social care.) This is an opportunity to come together in person to challenge, discuss and explore what we can and must do, to really address the Four Rs. This event will include visionary insights, case spotlights and the compelling evidence, sharing some excellent presentations from expert speakers including of course Sir Muir Gray, whilst also enabling the much missed truly interactive and networking sessions. 

An event with a difference – time for a cultural change!

Our virtual LLB National Events have proved extremely popular – over 2,000 delegates have attended our last 8 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.

Book your place!

This first in-person Live Longer Better event will take place at Burton Albion Football Club, Princess Way, Burton upon Trent, DE13 0AR.

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.

Impact of Covid-19 on Older People – 4th wave research report & fact sheet

Age UK’s Health Influencing Team have shared the report, presentation, and polling data for the fourth wave of their research into the impact of Covid-19 on older people.

The Health Influencing team are pleased to share the fourth wave of research into the impact of Covid-19 on older people. The latest research, conducted in March and April 2022, has shown a slight improvement across many areas of life, but nowhere near as much as we would have expected or liked to see. View the full research report, along with slides and the polling stats, below.

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. If you have any questions, please contact Healthinfluencing@ageuk.org.uk.

Access the report, the slides, and the polling stats:


View the 1st, 2nd, & 3rd waves of research:


Get in touch!

If you have any questions, please contact Healthinfluencing@ageuk.org.uk.

Upcoming Live Longer Better Event – Save the date: 19th October 2022

Save the date for the first in-person Live Longer Better national event on Wednesday 19th October from 11:00-16:00!

All Age UKs are invited to join the first in-person Live Longer Better national event where the programme will reaffirm its collective mission. The event will take place on Wednesday 19th October 2022 from 11.00 to 16.00. Please save the date and Live Longer Better will be in touch soon to announce the location, full schedule, and registration link.

Live Longer Better shared the following update:

Join us for our first IN-PERSON Live Longer Better national event where we will reaffirm our collective mission and how we describe it.

The Four Rs:

Reconditioning: restoring ability lost not only during lockdown but with decades of existing in the modern environment, dominated by the car, the sofa, the TV, the computer and the desk job.

Rejuvenation: aiming to get as able as one was five or even ten years before – Drop a Decade!

Risk reduction: preventing, delaying, slowing down and even reversing the risk of dementia, and frailty.

Revolution: the continuing need to move from fear of population ageing to the celebration of healthy longevity and this requires a cultural revolution, which means we need to rewire the brains of not only older people but also…

  • Friends and relatives
  • Health and social care professionals
  • The general public
  • The press

What does this mean?

This means we have to start where each of these groups are at present and then create new ways of thinking (e.g. health and social care need to see our work not only as good for older people, but good for them as a means of reducing the need and demand for health and social care.) This is an opportunity to come together in person to challenge, discuss and explore what we can and must do, to really address the Four Rs. This event will include visionary insights, case spotlights and the compelling evidence, sharing some excellent presentations from expert speakers including of course Sir Muir Gray, whilst also enabling the much missed truly interactive and networking sessions. 

An event with a difference – time for a cultural change!

Our virtual LLB National Events have proved extremely popular – over 2,000 delegates have attended our last 8 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.

Please hold the Date until Registration is open – we will be in touch soon when the registration link is live.

Event location and 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.

Cost Recovery Workshop for Service Managers – 21st July

Age UK’s Financial Governance Team has been providing support to CEOs and Boards through their Finance Network Meetings. They are now hosting a workshop just for Service Managers on 21st July. Find out full details below.

Age UK’s Financial Governance Team has organised a cost recovery workshop specifically for Service Managers. This workshop will take place on Teams on Thursday 21st July from 11am – 12pm. Find out full details, including how to book your place, below. Please share this update with anyone who has the responsibility for delivering your organisation’s services, so that they can attend.

Age UK’s Financial Governance team has long-supported CEOs, senior Finance staff and trustees of Brand Partners in a wide range of financial governance and management matters, with feedback displaying that these contributions have been well-received.

However, an understanding of some key finance issues amongst other managers within across the Network is equally important. With that in mind, the Financial Governance Team has organised a workshop specifically for Service Managers – i.e. those who have the responsibility for delivering your organisation’s services. That said, if other senior staff or trustees wish to attend, you will be very welcome.

About the Workshop

When a charity is invited to tender to provide a service for its beneficiaries, or when the organisation is considering making changes to an existing charged-for service or applying for grant funding, it is important that the Manager responsible for delivering that service is aware of what it will cost the charity to provide it. It’s equally important for the Service Manager to know that the funds required will be sufficient to cover the costs involved and allow for unforeseen contingencies and a surplus.

As it is always good practice for Managers to continually look for ways to improve both the efficiency and cost-effectiveness of service delivery, it is important to have a full understanding of the financial basis of the service, so that good practice can be applied.

This workshop will take Service Managers through the basic financial considerations required to accurately cost and price a service so that together with Finance colleagues and other managers, they will feel confident that the application for grant funding or a proposed charge to users, will be fair and transparent, and that the provision of that service will represent a good use of the charity’s assets.

Book your place

This workshop will take place on Thursday 21st July, via Teams, will run from 11:00 to 12:00. It will take no longer than an hour and this will allow time for questions and answers. Please encourage your Service Managers and other colleagues who you feel would benefit from attending, to register by emailing John Fox (John.Fox@ageuk.org.uk) so that an invitation to join the workshop can be sent.

We intend to record the event and then to make the recording, and the supporting slide deck, available to the wider network as a Webinar which staff can view at a time convenient to them. However, attendance at a live, interactive event will always provide greater value.

By tailoring a workshop specifically for Service Managers, this is an experimental departure from our normal support approach to Brand Partners. Our aim is to raise awareness and understanding of Full Cost Recovery principles, why this is important, especially in the current challenging operating environment, and to demonstrate how it adds real value for all concerned across your organisations.

Men’s Mental Health Webinar | 30th June 2022

Aviva and Onebright have teamed up to host a webinar focussing on men’s mental health on Thursday 30th June. Find out full details below.

Following Men’s Mental Health Week last week, Aviva and Onebright have teamed up to host a webinar focussing on men’s mental health. The webinar will take place on 30th June from 11am to 12pm, click here to book your place, or read on to find out more.

Aviva are extending this webinar invitation to all their clients, their employees and their intermediaries to offer valuable education and awareness – whether interested personally, to support family or friends or as a line manager.

The webinar will cover:

  • Introduction – why mental health is so important
  • Men’s health statistics
  • Dispelling stereotypes
  • Common men’s mental health issues and triggers
  • Spotting the signs
  • Supporting each other at work and at home
  • Strategies to make improvements
  • When to get help

Click here to book your place.

Free webinar | Learn about Digi-Board – A new board evaluation tool

Digi-board are running a free webinar where you can learn more about Digi-Board and hear how the board and senior management team at Age UK Lancashire have used the platform.

Digi-Board provides tools to help charities to overcome the complexities of governance. They’re running a free webinar where you can learn more about Digi-Board and hear how the board and senior management team at Age UK Lancashire have used the platform. The webinar will take place on Tuesday 28 June from 11.00am to 12.00pm – read on for full details, or click here to book your place.

When resources, time and money are scarce, governance is often put on the back burner to be dealt with later. Yet, many charities have found that, if anything, the pandemic reinforced the idea that improving governance helps us all manage what we have more efficiently.

So what does it take to get to good governance in a time and cost effective way? And how do you evaluate the hard and soft drivers?

Digi-Board provides tools to help you address these challenges and overcome the complexities of governance – enabling you to assess your governance practices against the principles of the Charity Governance Code and other critical factors for good governance.

This free webinar will provide an opportunity for you to learn more about Digi-Board and hear how the board and senior management team at Age UK Lancashire and other charities took the bold step to use Digi-Board’s innovative digital approach to assess their governance effectiveness and learn how they identified what and where to improve.

Learn more about how they used data driven information, actionable insights and benchmarking to do things better to improve the overall effectiveness, performance and governance of the charity.

Speakers:

  • Helen Michaels CEO and Co-Founder – Digi-Board
  • Teri Stephenson CEO – Age UK Lancashire
  • David Burland Founder – dbassociates and Digi-Board associate consultant

Book your place

The webinar will take place on Tuesday 28 June from 11.00am to 12.00pm.

To register for a place, please click here.

Ageing Better: A Celebration – Learning event from the National Lottery Community Fund

To celebrate the work of The National Lottery Community Fund’s Ageing Better programme, there will be a final event to share key approaches and learning.

The National Lottery Community Fund’s Ageing Better programme distributed £87 million to organisations across the country to support older people. The final event sharing the learning from this programme will take place online on 28th June from 10am-1pm. Read on for further details, or click here to book your place.

As well as sharing wider learning, Ageing Better partnerships will be detailing/highlighting four of the key approaches developed within the Ageing Better programme which include: Community Connectors; Co-Production; Micro-Funding; and Warm Welcome

This is an open event with plenty of opportunity for interaction with experts from within the programme, so please do sign up and share this message with anyone else who might also be interested.

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