Author: Flourishing Lives

June 25, 2018 Flourishing Lives No comments exist

When Are We ‘Old’? As part of our ‘re:GENERATION’ Flourishing Lives programme at Tate Exchange from May 15 – 18 2018, we invited members of the public to take part in an audio archive and interactive sound installation, asking people to consider ‘At what age are we ‘old”? Listen to their responses below as we start…

June 22, 2018 Flourishing Lives No comments exist

Future Self As part of our ‘re:GENERATION’ Flourishing Lives programme at Tate Exchange from May 15 – 18 2018, we invited members of the public to take part in an envelope exchange, writing a message, poem or doodle to their ‘future self’ and swapping it with someone else’s message for a playful and thought-provoking correspondence across…

April 20, 2018 Flourishing Lives No comments exist

‘re:GENERATION’ – Flourishing Lives at Tate Exchange May 15 – 18 Join us for an inspiring week of FREE events, activities, performances and talks celebrating the creativity of older people and connecting generations through art. Take Part Tate Exchange at Tate Modern is a space for everyone to collaborate, test ideas and discover new perspectives on life, through art….

March 2, 2018 Flourishing Lives No comments exist

‘Mattering: Foundations for Flourishing Lives’ On Thursday 22nd of February we were delighted to welcome social innovators from across the arts and health sectors to the launch of ‘Mattering: Foundations for Flourishing Lives’, written by Lucien-Paul Stanfield, the Chair of Flourishing Lives and CEO of Claremont Project. The Flourishing Lives Coalition will soon number over…

February 26, 2018 Flourishing Lives 1 comment

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is Coming Our Way – Are You Ready? From the 25th of May the current Data Protection Act will be replaced with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The GDPR is intending to revise data protection legislation and everyone, including charities, will have to meet these new standards. Whilst…

January 30, 2018 Flourishing Lives No comments exist

New Ministerial Lead on Loneliness Flourishing Lives is delighted to welcome the Prime Minister’s decision to appoint a ministerial lead on loneliness. MP Tracey Crouch, the Minister for Sport and Civil Society, will see her role extended to include leading a cross-government group responsible for driving action on loneliness across all parts of government. The…

November 14, 2017 Flourishing Lives No comments exist

Beyond the Five Year Forward View The healthcare landscape is shifting. Whatever the motivation – whether economic considerations, a ‘more sustainable NHS’ or sheer desire to recognise the potential of measures beyond traditional ideas of medication – assumptions that had been firmly held are starting to fracture. Discussion around what can contribute to health and…

November 9, 2017 Flourishing Lives No comments exist

Float Like a Butterfly; Sting Like a Bee… …Or even better (and the lesser known extension of Muhammad Ali’s famous quote)… work together like a swarm of honeybees to overheat your opponent…   So, this entry is predominantly a thinly veiled excuse to share a great story that was just shared with me by a…

September 6, 2017 Flourishing Lives No comments exist

Breaking Down Ageism Barriers in the Homecare Industry When you mention homecare or support to people, the perception is often that it’s just suited to the elderly – this is not the case. It also raises concerns that too many people pigeonhole the elderly, stereotype their ability to live alone or define the activities they…

August 14, 2017 Flourishing Lives No comments exist

Age-Friendly Standards Launched The Family Arts Campaign has announced the launch of its new Age-Friendly Standards, which provide clear guidance for cultural organisations welcoming older family members. There are already 65 early adopters of the Age-Friendly Standards including Sadler’s Wells, Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, and Blackpool Grand Theatre.   The Standards are designed to…