According to a recent study by the Royal Voluntary Service and Prudential, almost half of 50 to 65 year-olds are interested in volunteering to form groups around their own interests in order to support people in their local community.
Volunteering is vital for tackling loneliness and improving health and wellbeing, and it's never too late to start volunteering for a project you care about!
This spring, Global Action Plan launched Simplify Life – our campaign to help people escape the energy zapping cycle of more more more and focus on what really matters to them – be it time with loved ones, time for themselves, connecting with nature or learning new skills. We created a calendar with 28 ways you can create space in your home and your mind.
Across the UK and Ireland, local government, in discussion with communities and citizens, is increasingly being given the freedom to map out the economic, social, environmental, and democratic outcomes they are striving for, responsive to local priorities and challenges.
Alzheimer’s Society has been running the Airedale Social Movement Programme in Airedale, Wharfedale, Craven and Leeds since August 2016. This programme is funded by NHS England as part of their New Models of Care; Health of a Social Movement Programme until April 2018. The programme aims to bring local communities into the care home, and put the care home at the heart of the community.