Spreading the Word – free interactive conference – 17th June 2015

As part of our involvement in Cascade Training Programme with Age UK, we’re taking part in a free one day conference on 17th June 2015, to share the learning from the programme. All the details are below including how to book if you are interested in coming along.

Spreading the Word!

Free Interactive Conference, 17th June 2015, 10:30 – 16:00

Coventry University Technology Park, CV1 2TT

Empowering Volunteers and Staff to improve the Health and Wellbeing of Older People

The Cascade Training Programme, funded by the Big Lottery Fund, has trained 1300 volunteers and staff to support over 5500 older people to take part in health and wellbeing activities.  Join Age UK and the organisations involved in the Cascade Training Programme in a unique opportunity to find out how your organisation can be empowered to improve the health and wellbeing of older people.

Speakers will include:

  • Roger Jones from the Older Men’s Network (for Health and Wellbeing) & the Building Better Buddies Project, working on a peer support programme to encourage older men to be more active.
  • Shaheen Bi from Sporting Equals & the Moving Moments Project, which focuses on the importance of understanding faith and culture when engaging older people from black and minority ethnic communities.
  • Peta Leigh from Age UK West Cumbria on the EngAge Programme, which supports organisations to train volunteers and staff to enable socially isolated older people to improve their physical and mental wellbeing
  • Angela Cairns from Community Network & the Talking Tonics Project which supports volunteers and/or staff to set up telephone support networks based around health and well-being.

Please register your interest as soon as possible by contacting: Kathleen O’Donnell, Kathleen.ODonnell@ageuk.org.uk or 020 303 31134.

http://www.ageuk.org.uk/health-wellbeing/fit-as-a-fiddle/