Be inspired to think differently to meet the challenges that ageing well present.
Together with UnLtd, a foundation that funds and supports social entrepreneurs, Wessex AHSN hosted this exciting virtual workshop on 1 April 2021:
Kathy Wallis (Associate Director, Strategic Programmes Healthy Ageing and Patient Safety at Wessex AHSN) and Roland Singer Kingsmith (Impact Lead Healthy Ageing UnLtd) opened the event and set the scene introducing five, 5-minute-high impact presentations by social entrepreneurs thinking differently about how to meet the challenges to ageing well. (*00.00 – 00:15:00)
Find Your Voice http://www.findyourvoice.org.uk/ Singing and spoken word activities that get people seen and heard.
Emma Baines - CEO Find your voice (*00:15:00 – 00:20.00)
The Filo Project www.thefiloproject.co.uk Offering high quality day care for small groups of older people. Supporting those who are socially isolated, many experiencing symptoms associated with moderate dementia, including memory loss.
Libby Price – Director of The Filo Project (*00:20:00 – 00:25:54)
Good Life Sorted https://goodlifesorted.com/ Working collaboratively with Eastleigh Borough Council and Eastleigh Age Concern, good life helpers live close by and are available to provide help and companionship to older residents in their community
Constantine Karampatsos - Co-Founder/ CEO Good Life Sorted (*00:25:54 – 00:30:50)
Access Social Care (ASC) https://www.accesscharity.org.uk/ Providing free legal advice to people with social care needs, helping to achieve a better quality of life
Kari Gerstheimer – CEO Access Social Care (*00:30:56 – 00:39:45)
Jelly Drops https://www.jellydrops.com/ An innovative product that can help boost hydration levels in older adults
Lewis Hornby – Founder of Jelly Drops (*00:39:45 – 00:46:00)
Panel questions and probing discussion further explored opportunities and benefits of partnership working with social entrepreneurs – how can it make a difference to you and within Wessex? (*00:46:00- 01:22:31)
We asked our attendees, “What will you do differently as a result of attending this event?” They said:
“Consider change through a different lens, we can do things differently…”
“Listen more to people when they have new ideas”
Here you will find the slides from the Focus on Frailty Conference, held in Southampton on 14 March 2019.
The day saw over 130 people come together to talk about Frailty in Wessex - and how, as a system we can grow and improve services for those living with frailty across our patch.
The day was opened by keynote speaker Dawne Garrett, the Royal College of Nursing's (RCN) Professional Lead for Older People and Dementia Care - who gave the room an overview of the national perspective. The rest of the day was short presentations, powerful personal stories and showcasing the good work already happening. The event was led by the mid Hampshire Frailty team from Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust, with sponsor support from Wessex AHSN, Health Education England (Wessex) and brighterway.
Don't forget, you can find out more about the Focus on Frailty work here; and pledge to become a Frailty Friend and Champion here. You can also watch the video on the top right of this page.
Download of the day's handouts are also available on the right of this page.
Main plenary slides:
Breakout sessions slides:
Improving hydration in Hampshire County Council care homes
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