Category Archives: Older People

Adfam’s Older Carers Project

Adfam’s Older Carers Project

Are you over 55 and affected by a loved one’s substance use?

Adfam facilitates a peer support group for older carers affected by someone else’s drug or alcohol use which meets monthly near Old Street. People offer one another practical and emotional advice, help and support in a friendly and non-judgmental environment, and some sessions are led by a professional counsellor.

There are also quarterly outings and social activities to give older carers a chance to relax and take some time for themselves. Newcomers are always welcome!

Adfam has also recently published a resource which brings together their experiences of working with this vulnerable group: Entitled “No one judges you here” voices of older people affected by a loved one’s substance use you can download the report here.

If you would like to find out more, contact Alison Hill on a.hill@adfam.org.uk or 020 3817 9410.

Free film screenings this spring for Westminster residents over 65

Free film screenings this spring for Westminster residents over 65

Free film screenings in Westminster this spring Let an older relative or loved one know about enjoy two free screenings of La La Land and Beauty and the Beast this spring. Please note all spaces are for people aged 65 and over resident in Westminster. Beauty and the Beast See the brand new adaptation ofContinue Reading

Worked up? Speak up. CQC Older People’s Campaign

Worked up? Speak up. CQC Older People’s Campaign

The CQC (Carer Quality Commission) launch their older people’s campaign ‘Worked up? Speak up’ on 6 March. What is it and why are they doing it? Research has shown that older people are less likely to complain about services and are less aware of the different ways they can share their views. The CQC wantContinue Reading

Retirement on Hold – Challenges Faced by Older Carers

Retirement on Hold – Challenges Faced by Older Carers

The Carers Trust has launched, “Retirement on Hold”, a new report which highlights some of the challenges faced by older carers and makes recommendations to improve their experience now and in the future. The report is part of their Speak up for Older Carers work. Key findings of the report: Care coordination – carers saidContinue Reading

Drama Project for Over 50s in Westminster

Drama Project for Over 50s in Westminster

Age UK Westminster invites you to ‘tread the boards’ with Acting Mature, an exciting drama project for Westminster residents aged 50 plus, based in and around Church Street. Take part in a series of FREE  drama workshops at Penfold Community Hub   (60 Penfold Street, Westminster, NW8 8PJ) on the following dates: Wednesday 8, 15, 22 FebruaryContinue Reading

Time For Me Westminster Jan – March Programme

Time For Me Westminster Jan – March Programme

The new programme for Time for Me Westminster for January to March 2017 has now been finalised. The programme provides free activities and trips for unpaid carers aged 50 and over, who are living in Westminster and includes some special computer/smart phone courses for carers. Carers Computer Courses Course 1: Digital Life Beginners Course –Continue Reading

Open Age Queen’s Park & Harrow Road Programme

Open Age Queen’s Park & Harrow Road Programme

Open Age run activities for the over 50s and membership is free. The Activity Programme for the Open Age Queen’s Park & Harrow Road hub from Jan 9 to 21 March 2017 can be downloaded here    

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