Here are some resources about older people, social isolation and loneliness and asset based development. Please let us know if you have resources that would be useful on this page, we want it to grow!
Befriending Map for Older People - We have created a map of all the befriending services available to Camden residents which is a useful tool for individuals and organisations.
NatCen Social Research Report - What does ELSA tell us about growing older? Read this fascinating report on 'Living Comfortably', 'Contributing to Society', 'Getting the Right Care', and 'Staying Connected' supported by the collection of data in 2014/15
Age UK Camden - Age UK Camden exists to serve the interests of all older people from Camden's diverse communities. It provides a wide range of services, including information and advice on a variety of subjects, social activities, dementia support, LGBT*-specific services, computer training, support for those who are housebound and/or isolated, and much more. Age UK Camden is proud to be dementia friendly.
Age UK Camden's Online Directory - Age UK Camden's Online Directory contains a wide range of information and services for older people, their carers, friends, family and loved ones.
This directory is designed to make accessing information as straightforward as possible. As well as browsing useful information and services, you can search for factsheets on topics such as benefits, choosing a care home, being re-housed, local services and much more.
Camden Neighbourhood profiles from London Borough of Camden:
A list of the neighbourhoods can be viewed here; the ‘click here to view this profile’ text links to each individual PDF.
A map of the neighbourhoods can be viewed here; the ‘click here to view this profile’ text links to each individual PDF.
Camden Council and Healthwatch Camden Health and Adult Social Care Scrutiny Committee Panel- Learning from Camden's diverse Bangladeshi community to drive and sustain their health and wellbeing (Final report, with issues for action, February 2016)
Campaign to End Loneliness - Campaigning to end loneliness at a local and national level
The new research report 'The Missing Million: In Search of the Loneliest in our Communities' aims to support commissioners, service providers and front line workers to identify and engage older people who are lonely.
Centre for Ageing Better - Ageing Better is working with the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation to develop and test ways to help people improve the way they manage major life changes.
Later in Life 2015 - The Centre for Ageing Better commissioned Ipsos MORI to conduct a mixed methods research study designed to understand the barriers and enablers to a good later life.
Centre for Policy on Ageing - New Attitudes to Old Age
Dementia Action Alliance (National) - Organisations across England committed to transforming the lives of people with dementia and their carers.
The Dementia Engagement and Empowerment Project (DEEP) - DEEP brings together groups of people with dementia from across the UK. DEEP supports these groups to try to change services and policies that affect the lives of people with dementia.
Camden Minds - Camden Minds are a dementia Involvement Group based in the London Borough of Camden. Camden Minds members describe themselves as a “friendly bunch”. The group meet on a monthly basis in the Belsize Park area.
Joseph Rowntree Foundation - Ageing Population - Are we prepared for an ageing population? Work looks at areas such as incomes, becoming more dementia-friendly, and improving the quality of life in care homes.
The King's Fund - An independent charity working to improve health and care in England.
Liveable Cities - Transforming the Engineering of Cities for Global and Societal Wellbeing
The National Development Team for Inclusion (NDTi) - A not-for-profit organisation which works to promote inclusive lives for people who are most at risk of exclusion and who may need support to lead a full life.
NDTi are running the local evaluation of Ageing Better in Camden.
Robert Waldinger TEDx Talk - What makes a good life: life lessons from the longest study on happiness
Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) - SCIE is a leading improvement support agency and independent charity, working with the care and support sector in the UK. We co-produce our work with people who use services and carers.
The 'Seldom Heard' Inclusion Toolkit was produced as part of the race and social inclusion project forming part of the Yorkshire and Humber Joint Improvement Partnership (JIP) Project. The toolkit was designed to help staff work with ‘Seldom Heard’ groups to identify and implement action that promotes inclusion in terms of both access to and shaping of services.
University of the Third Age (U3A) - learning co-operatives for older people no longer in full time work, providing opportunities for their members to share learning experiences in a wide range of interest groups and to pursue learning not for qualifications, but for fun.
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