National references to LinkAge and our model of working.
 March 2012 Campaign to End Loneliness’ ‘Combating loneliness - ...
 June 2014 – Age ActionAlliance Photography competition – Won one of the
awards- focuson positive imagesof ageing.
 June...
Impact and Evaluation:
 Formal evaluation by UWE (conclusion – people more socially connected, less isolated, increased w...
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National recognition - Jan 2016

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  • 1. National references to LinkAge and our model of working.  March 2012 Campaign to End Loneliness’ ‘Combating loneliness - a Guide forlocal authorities’ –Linkto their resourcespage http://www.campaigntoendloneliness.org/for-local-government-and-healthcare/  June 2013 Beth JohnsonFoundation requested LinkAgesupportthe critiquingof theirnew ‘European Certificate inIntergenerational Learning’.  July 2013 Campaign to End Loneliness’swebsite tool kit http://campaigntoendloneliness.org/toolkit/casestudy/bristol-linkage-evaluation/  July 2013 Relate and the New PhilanthropyCapital’sreport‘Who will love me when I’m64? the importanceof relationshipsin later life’ –. The reportis available http://www.relate.org.uk/policy-campaigns/publications/who-will- love-me-when-im-64-importance-relationships-later-life Houseof LordsLaunch  October 2013 The Centre for Social Justice report(specificreporton LinkAge) http://www.linkagebristol.org.uk/uploads/documents/centre%20for%20social%20justice%20report%20- %20linkage%20oct%202013.pdf  November2013 – National evaluationof Silverline,LinkAge mentionedasapositive communityengagement model thatwouldcomplementSilverline. http://www.thesilverline.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/Evaluation-of- The-Silver-Line-Helpline-pilot-_When-I-get-off-the-phone-I-feel-like-I-belong-to-the-human-race_.pdf  Feb2014 Medical Research Council – (ProjectACEfocus) http://www.mrc.ac.uk/research/initiatives/lifelong-health- wellbeing/people-projects/  March 2014 - AVON NET (Bath Uni,Bristol Uni,UWE)- PromotingPhysical ActivityinOlderAdults(projectACE focus)–http://ageactionalliance.org/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/AVONet-report-2014-March.pdf  April 2014 - CentreForum– AgeingAlone report(LinkAgeisone of the case studies)- http://www.centreforum.org/index.php/mainpublications/612-ageing-aloneHouse of Lords Launch  May 2014 – The Guardianbrief mentionandlinktoour website http://www.theguardian.com/social-care- network/2014/may/12/answer-combating-loneliness-lies-community To work with people 55+ and local communities to facilitate inspiring social activities that enrich lives, reduce isolation and loneliness and promote active participation
  • 2.  June 2014 – Age ActionAlliance Photography competition – Won one of the awards- focuson positive imagesof ageing.  June 2014 – South WestAge Action Alliance – Secondmeetinghttp://ageactionalliance.org/theme/south-west-age- action-alliance-network/  October 2014 – mentionedinthe Care and Support Statutory Guidance Issuedunderthe Care Act 2014 https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/366104/43380_23902777_Care_Act_Boo k.pdf  October 2014 - Medical ResearchCouncil – case studyonACE and mentioned LinkAge. http://www.mrc.ac.uk/documents/pdf/llhw-ace-case-study/  November2014 – Spoke at the PublicService Transformation Conference – Elders as Assets  November2014 – Spoke at the Inaugural learningnetworkMeeting –Campaign to End Loneliness  November2014 - mentionedin ‘StepstoSolvinginactivity’by PublicHealth England and presentedto governmentweekcommencing10th Nov. http://www.ukactive.com/policy-insight/steps-to-solving-inactivity-report  November2014 – helpedtolaunchthe SouthWestSeniorNetworkMeetingandSouthWestForumof Ageing Conference.MalcolmXSingers,LinkAge Line dancers –talkbylocal LinkAge Volunteerand AdvisoryGroupmember  December2014 – SupportedAgeUKNationallywithfilming  January 2015 – Campaign to End LonelinessandAgeUK – PromisingApproachesReport http://www.campaigntoendloneliness.org/wp- content/uploads/Promising-approaches-to-reducing-loneliness- and-isolation-in-later-life.pdf  January 2015 – Supportedandspoke at the SWFOA,SWSN,SW AAA CollaborativeConferencewith LordFilkin.Launchedby LinkAge HappyNotes.  February 2015 – Supported PublicService TransformationService withfilmingof LinkAgeparticipantsforacase studyfor themto use ontheir national website  May 2015 – ITV coverageof Say No to Lonelinesslaunch https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zu4nsEtKyF8  September 2015 – LinkAgesupportthelaunch of the Assisted Living Facility Launch at theRoboticscentre – featured on PointsWest https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sSgd18x6HoI  October 2015 – LinkAge were nominatedthismonth,forthe OutstandingContributiontoSportandPhysical ActivityAwardatWesport'sCOSE AwardsCeremony  November 2015, Festival ofthe Future City‘health day’. You can see a video of the section thatLinkAgetookpart in focusing on reducing isolation and mentalwellbeing http://www.linkagebristol.org.uk/article/linkage-and-the- festival-of-the-future-city.aspx?ct=t(LinkAge_eNewsletter_November_2015)  November2015 - We have justreturnedfrombeingguestsatan international symposiumin Hamburg that lookedatthe Potentialsof Old Age (organised by theKorberFoundation). http://www.linkagebristol.org.uk/article/linkage-in-europe---potentials-of-old-age.aspx  December2015 - One of our AdvisoryGroupmemberswason AljazeeraTV discussingthe impactof loneliness withan internationalpanel http://stream.aljazeera.com/story/201512011502-0025103  December2015 - LinkAge’sworkasan Earth Championwill be featuredasone of 8 local Bristol projectsandwill be shownat the climate talksinParis https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ABISE9VOWTw&feature=youtu.be  March 2016 – LinkAge will be one of the keyspeakersinthe national ‘GenerationsWorkingTogetherConference http://generationsworkingtogether.org/downloads/567932a03aabf- GWT%20Agenda%202nd%20MARCH%20%202016%20(Final).pdf
  • 3. Impact and Evaluation:  Formal evaluation by UWE (conclusion – people more socially connected, less isolated, increased well being (ONS Happiness Index), more physically active. Please see attached report LinkAge in St George.  Centre for Social Justice – http://www.linkagebristol.org.uk/uploads/documents/centre%20for%20social%20justice%20report%20- %20linkage%20oct%202013.pdf  Befriending evaluation - http://www.linkagebristol.org.uk/uploads/files/LinkAge%20Befriending%20Evaluation%20PDF.pdf A few short videos to give you a flavour of what we do and how it is changing people’s lives.  Macmillan - The impact on my life – local older person https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zt8bWNIT- xA (longer version – three older people https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nyzubqIBmUw )  Line dancing flash mob of 60 older people from across Bristol https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zu4nsEtKyF8  General information on LinkAge https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jeC4_cjGsic  Fundraising Fashion Show with local business https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6F6-096aq1A One of the keyrecommendations inthe Centre for Social Justice’s Age of Opportunity report was that every local authority should have a coordinated, systematic approach to supporting older people in the community, bybringing together service providers of all kinds to map and establish networks of local provision. After visiting LinkAge we have concluded that this is an excellent example of such an approach from which manyother local authorities could learn. Centrefor Social Justice – October 2013

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