New funding to be made available for dementia projects harnessing the ‘Power of Music’

2022-04-27T14:26:31+01:00

The National Academy for Social Prescribing plans to launch a new investment partnership supporting grassroots music for dementia projects, kickstarted by a £1 million donation by the Utley Foundation. The National Academy for Social Prescribing [NASP] has announced plans for a new funding programme with money to be made available for projects that provide musical activities for people living with dementia. As the UK-wide champions of ‘social prescribing’, NASP is proud to be leading this project in partnership with The Utley Foundation, which funds the Music for Dementia campaign and which has announced a £1 million donation to kickstart the investment [...]

New funding to be made available for dementia projects harnessing the ‘Power of Music’2022-04-27T14:26:31+01:00

Ageing Better Camden Connects with Older Men

2022-04-19T11:05:32+01:00

Jo Stapleton,  Ageing Better in Camden, Good Practice Mentor, Outreach Specialist (Age UK Camden). Jo Stapleton shares findings from a Social action research report, commissioned by Age UK Camden, Outreach Service, part of the 2015-March 2022, Ageing Better in Camden programme funded by Lottery Community Fund. The report shines a light on the research undertaken across Camden with 36 older men engaged on the streets, in pubs and living in sheltered housing.   The project was created in response to a need to proactively find and engage with the older people ‘no-body knows’ through the outreach service. These were [...]

Ageing Better Camden Connects with Older Men2022-04-19T11:05:32+01:00

422 Community Hub – reopening an iconic Victorian building

2022-04-05T09:10:35+01:00

The Mechanics Institution Public Hall, Library and School was built in an age (1880) before state education. When cholera was endemic, and poverty was rife. Probably inspired by the writings on the Manchester working man by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engles. It was the second free public library in England and along with the other facilities transformed the fortunes of numerous generations.  It enhanced the work of Sir Edwin Chadwick, born opposite the building, who founded the Poor Laws Board and persuading the Government to pass an Act requiring factory owners to provide 3 hours schooling for working [...]

422 Community Hub – reopening an iconic Victorian building2022-04-05T09:10:35+01:00
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