Service/support

Dementia Support
Provides FREE support for people who are living or know someone with dementia especially those who might be struggling.
Email: laura.higgins@bjf.org.uk
Telephone: 07852 229516

Bereavement Help Points
In response to the Covid-19 pandemic the Beth Johnson Foundation (BJF) has developed a new initiative called Bereavement Help Points. The project uses a social model developed by St Giles Hospice in Lichfield and is funded by the National Lottery Community Fund.
The Bereavement Help Points service offers free online social groups to people age 50+ living in Stoke-on-Trent and North Staffordshire who have experienced bereavement, either during or prior to the Covid-19 period.
Our zoom groups give people the opportunity to share emotional support with others who have experienced a bereavement. Being online allows groups to meet from the comfort and safety of their own home; help is available for anyone who may struggle with using their phones, tablets or computers to join the meetings.
For further details and meeting dates please email bhpoint@bjf.org.uk
Tel: 07507 408372 / 07770 016978

Healthy Generations Telephone Lifestyle Support Service for people aged 50+
The Beth Johnson Foundation are delighted to offer individual telephone support around health and wellbeing for people aged 50+ living in Stoke-on-Trent, North Staffordshire and Staffordshire Moorlands.. Following on from our face-to-face Positive Ageing Workshop sessions, we can now offer this new telephone support. The sessions will resume when Covid-19 restrictions are lifted.
If loneliness is affecting you and the way that you feel, please contact the Healthy Generations Team. The team members are all experienced in the promotion of health and wellbeing. We can now offer telephone support to help you to achieve your goals and reduce feelings of isolation, we would be able to help you to form new connections and become involved or signpost where
applicable.
For further information, please contact Jane Snape, Project Co-ordinator:
Telephone: 07930 321841
Email: jane.snape@bjf.org.uk

More information can be found via the website:
https://www.bjf.org.uk/blog/2020/03/ageing-is-everybodys-business-always

Cancer Support Programme (CaSP)
The Beth Johnson Foundation Staffordshire Cancer Support Programme has now ended. Please redirect your enquiry as follows:
If you are living with or affected by cancer and need help please call Macmillan Cancer Support 0808 808 00 00
For information around hospice support please visit https://www.dmhospice.org.uk/

Volunteering Opportunities
Tech Buddy Volunteer (Healthy Generations)
Tech-Buddy Volunteer Role -to help provide older adults with increased knowledge and understanding about self-care and self-management through the use of digital technology and positive ageing groups. Whilst we are unable to run the workshop sessions during the Covid-19 period, we have adapted our service to offer telephone lifestyle support.
www.bjf.org.uk

Leaflet: Telephone Lifestyle Support Service
Role description: Vol Lifestyle support service

Best way to contact
Email: jane.snape@bjf.org.uk
Telephone: 07930 321841