'Awards for all' Big Lottery Funded Project 2017
The film is the key output of a pilot project to engage people about the challenges of living alone and caring for a partner in later life. Nine people were successfully recruited from 40 participants, at two open engagement events.
Click here to see details of the engagement events held
The film featuring seven participants was premiered at a showcase event to local groups and societies who reflected on the content and then pledged actions to increase numbers of older members and guests at events.
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Watching the Film
The film is 24 minutes long and is divided in to 9 themes, with musical fades between each group of themes, to make viewing more flexible as follows:
• Intro and Ageing
• Attitudes to Ageing
o Musical Fade
• Accessing Care Services
• Getting Out
• Joining Groups
o Musical Fade
• Living Alone
• Social Support Networks
• Talking with People
It is hoped anyone interested in the challenges faced by older people living on their own or caring for partners will benefit from watching this film. This should include Health and Social Care practitioners and commissioners, Housing Officials, Community Development teams, Public Services, Education Institutions at all levels, Private and Third Sector organisations serving older adults and the general public (as friends, relatives and neighbours.)
For More Information
If more information on this topic is required please click on these resources:
How can we identify the most lonely older adults?
In search of the loneliest in our communities
Results and Learnings of Age UK’s Loneliness Pilot.
Working to end loneliness amongst older people
Professor José Iparraguirre, Chief Economist, Age UK
A guide for local authorities
Ageing without Children survey results 2015
Ageing without children is hosted by the Beth Johnson Foundation