What’s new at Elders Voice? 

16/11/2017

Calling all grandparents!

Shiver Productions are developing an exciting new television programme for a major broadcaster and are looking for vibrant, fun and outgoing grandparents who want to spend more time with their adult grandchildren (who must be 18+).

With a lot of grandparents reportedly only seeing their grandkids on average twice a year, it’s not surprising the two generations often know little about each other’s lives. In this new TV programme grandparents will spend one-on-one time with their multiple grandchildren in an attempt to get to know them better and see if they can offer any help.

Along the way they will learn about the pressures their grandchildren face, the lifestyle choices they make, their hopes for the future and what, if anything, is standing in their way of achieving them.

The programme will allow grandparents to share their knowledge, advice and practical help while learning more about the lives, hopes and aspirations of their grandchildren.

If you are interested in appearing in this new television programme, please call 0207 157 4588.


 

18/10/2017

Become a blumer!

Let flexible work find you.
Blume is a new enterprise which finds paid flexible work for older people – and it is free to sign up. The work will range from DIY tasks to dog walking and mystery shopping and much more besides. There will also be telephone and computer jobs that you can do from home. In fact, if you have a skill that you think others will find useful then please tell Blume about it and we will do our best to promote it. You decide what you want to do and when you want to do it. You also decide how much you want to charge as long as it is above the national living wage – and if you don’t need the money the site allows you to donate what you earn to charities.

 

To find out more visit https://blume.life  and become a blumer!


14/07/2017

From 1st September 2017, Elders Voice will be delivering an Older Peoples Floating Support Service along with the Handyperson Service. Please watch this space for more details coming soon!

12/07/2017

Your opinion matters! Please take a moment to participate in our short survey and help us shape our services. Thank you!

 

23/05/2017

We are slashing our prices!

The Elders Voice Day Centres run three days a week – on Mondays in Kingsbury and on Tuesdays and Thursdays in Kensal Green. We shall be opening a fourth day on Wednesdays in Kensal Green from April 2017. The majority of our Day Centre referrals come through Brent Adult Social Care but we also have privately funded places available.

We offer our Day Centre members a variety of opportunities to socialise, take part in activities and have an enjoyable and relaxing day. Please watch our video here. Alongside this we also enable the carers of these people to have a break from their caring responsibilities. These breaks are exceptionally important and give carers the time to recharge their batteries. At the Day Centres the activities include movement to music and yoga- chair based exercises, arts and crafts, singing and quizzes.

A day in our private Day Centre costs £40. The cost of the lunch is £5, however people are welcome to bring their own food in. We can also provide a pick up for £5 and a drop off for another £5.

If you would like any further information please contact Ian Austin on 0208 206 7505 or email him at: iana@eldersvoice.org.uk


06/10/2016

Healthwatch Brent

Healthwatch Brent gives patients and users of health and social care services a powerful voice.

The Health and Social Care Act 2012 lays out our responsibilities and our powers. The people and organisations who make decisions about your services must listen to us and respond to us – so your voice counts.

We also actively engage local people in shaping services, offer information and signposting, write reports on patient experiences, and more.

So, come and speak to us, join us, or sign up for our newsletter.

Contact details for Healthwatch Brent are: www.healthwatchbrent.co.uk / info@healthwatchbrent.co.uk

Information and Signposting 020 3598 6414 / Office 020 8912 5831

By clicking here you will be taken straight to Healthwatch Brent website where you can find all sort of information.

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www.healthwatchbrent.co.uk

 


02/09/2016

From 12th September the Carers Network will be taking over the City Carers service from Elders Voice.

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17/08/2016

Saturday Day Centres in Brent

Elders Voice and Sudbury Neighbourhood Centre are looking at the possibility of opening two Saturday Day Centres in Brent for older adults.

One would be in the north of the borough in Sudbury Town and the other would be in the south of the borough in Kensal Green.

We would appreciate it if you could take a few moments to answer the following questions so we can see whether there is a demand for this service.

Create your own user feedback survey


05/08/2016

We have some good news- new computer service will start soon

New computer service at Elders Voice will be coming up soon, so please stay tuned. Watch this space for more updates.

Good news travels fast


14/07/2016

Rock Choir is raising funds for Elders Voice

The spectacular Rock Choir has raised £196.58 during last Saturday’s concert in Marylebone Church ! Thank you very much for selecting Elders Voice and for singing for our cause.

Also, many thanks to everyone who donated. Your generosity is greatly appreciated. Collected funds will go straight to older people’s services.

Rock Choir concert on £196.58


15/06/2016

Come and see The Choir That Rocks Live

Our CEO and the Rock Choir- the most contemporary choir ever will be performing and at the same time raising funds for Elders Voice.  Come and see this fantastic concert on Saturday 9th July 2016 at 7.30pm in St Marylebone Church on 17 Marylebone Road, London, NW1 5LT.

If you would like to volunteer during this event, we are happy to get you in for free. Just get in touch with Jenny today on 0208 206 7507 or via jennyd@eldersvoice.org.uk.

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13/06/2016

ILOVESMALLCHARITIES contest is here

Do you remember #‎ILoveSmallCharities‬ contest from the last year? Well, it’s back this year on 13th June so make sure your signs are ready as we are going to be taking part in it once again this year and your support could help us win! The rules are simple! Between 13th-18th June 2016:
1st- take a picture of yourself holding a card saying why you love Elders Voice (contact Karolina on karolinaj@eldersvoice.org.uk to get a blank template or simply make your own- handmade is abosulutely fine).
2nd- post this picture with #ILoveSmallCharities hashtag on:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/smallcharityweek/
Twitter: @SCWeek2016

Remember, the more support Elders Voice gets, the bigger the chance we have to win. So spread the word around. Get your pretty faces and signs ready and let’s celebrate Small Charities Week together.

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03/05/2016

Ecoyoga and Elders Voice

Scottish company ecoYoga has done something very special. Seona Elise Robinson, owner and director of ecoYoga has donated 9 beautiful mats to our organisation.
These mats will be used by Elders Voice during weekly Yoga and Pilates classes.
From now on, we will be able to welcome more senior students who want to practice but don’t own a mat. Please join us every week!
We are sending abundance of gratitude to ecoYoga.
Thank you Seona Elise, you are simply amazing.

Watch our video here


20/02/2016

“There’s nowhere to raise my concerns - no one listens - no one does anything”

We heard this from a resident just the other week – let us tell you that there are ways of raising
your concerns and, equally important, of sharing good experiences.

The role of Healthwatch Brent is to take resident experiences of health and social care to the
council, the NHS, and others who provider your services and make decisions about your services. 
If we don’t hear residents’ views we cannot do this. So please let us know what is good and what needs to be better with your health and social care service. We can come and visit your group, you can ask a local organisation to let us know, or you can contact us directly.Your voice can make a difference – if you let us hear it.

 http://www.healthwatchbrent.co.uk/content/contact-us

 There are also a range of opportunities to attend consultation and listening events held by Brent CCG and the Council – we advertise as many of these as possible.

Clearly, services have to fit within the constraints of the money available, but there is a strong desire within the Council and the CCG to design services around residents. They are keen for us to provide as much evidence as possible that comes from one source only – you, the residents, workers and volunteers of Brent.  


18/02/2016

Support Elders Voice by taking part in a sponsored walk

Choose a challenge distance to suit your fitness level or goal – 10km,  20km, NEW 30km, 40km or the BIG 60km! There really is something for everyone.

Walk the beautiful South Downs and West Sussex countryside, starting and finishing from Goodwood Racecourse near Chichester, all the routes are circular!

Group discounts of ten people or more are available.

For further information and to register for the event click here

Join us and raise money for Elders Voice!Just walk 2


02/02/2016

On January 19th 2016 Elders Voice hosted a local community event, where 3 organisations gathered together to work with elderly and older people with Dementia.

Our main guest was Clive Silverman of Music Sounds for Pleasure. Sainsbury’s Kilburn provided us with refreshments and One Community handed out warm gifts to elderly as a part of their Winter Warmth Campaign.

Click here to watch our video


18/01/2016

Zumba Gold at Elders Voice!

We are happy to announce Zumba Gold classes will now take place on Monday at 11am in our Centre in Kensal Green. This is going to be happening on a permanent basis now, so please join us for some fun and frolic!

All Zumba Gold classes will be Free until 29/03/2016. 

Our wonderful instructor Meg’sFitness Habits is qualified Zumba teacher, therefore her experience and extensive knowledge allows Meg’sFitness Habits to deliver quality classes to anyone! Come and see for yourself!

If you have any questions, give us a call on 02089688170 or drop us an e-mail at info@eldersvoice.org.uk

Zumba Gold Final

 

 


12/01/2016

Take part in something special!

You can now raise money by shopping with your favourite retailers! Start by clicking here
Over 2,700 retailers to choose from including Amazon. Over 500,000 supporters!Unlike other websites, Easyfundraising doesn’t take your payment information. Plus it’s completely free!

Shop crazy and support Elders Voice.


12/01/2016

You can now recycle your stamps and help us raise funds for intergenerational projects! All stamps are accepted. Free Post envelopes are available, so join us and either drop your stamps off at our centre or request Free Post envelope and start collecting your stamps today.

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21/12/2015

Elders Voice has got it’s own YouTube channel. You can see all our exciting videos by clicking here. Share our videos with your friends and family and don’t forget to subscribe to our YouTube channel! 


03/12/2015

On Friday December 11th 2015 Bolder Voices will be carol singing and raising funds for our organisation.
Join us and get that festive feeling with some Christmas carols while stocking up on your Christmas goodies.

Venue: Sainsbury’s Kilburn, 88-92 Kilburn High Road, NW6 4HS London, United Kingdom

Time: 2pm start

All welcome!

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04/11/2015

Come and see us on Thursday 19th November 2015 from 10.30am-2pm. We will be available for a chat at  Sainsbury’s Kilburn  88-92 Kilburn High Rd, London NW6 4HS. We look forward to seeing you there. 

Carers Rights Day 2


04/11/2015

On November 20th Elders Voice will be holding a stall at The Guildhall, North Wing, room 10 from 1.30pm-7pm. All City Carers are welcome to join us. Celebrate November Carers Rights Day with us.

November Carers Rights Day V5

 


14/09/2015

Healthwatch Brent gives patients and users of health and social care services a powerful voice.

The Health and Social Care Act 2012 lays out our responsibilities and our powers. The people and organisations who make decisions about your services must listen to us and respond to us – so your voice counts.

We also actively engage local people in shaping services, offer information and signposting, write reports on patient experiences, and more.

So, come and speak to us, join us, or sign up for our newsletter.

Contact details for Healthwatch Brent are: www.healthwatchbrent.co.uk / info@healthwatchbrent.co.uk

Information and Signposting 020 3598 6414 / Office 020 8912 5831

By clicking here you will be taken straight to Healthwatch Brent website where you can find all sort of information.

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17/08/2015

Elders Voice is officially Sainsbury’s Kilburn local charity for the year. We are very happy and very much look forward to working with their fantastic staff. Thank you, our supporters, for voting for us.

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30/07/2015

Day Care services at Elders Voice  

Elders Voice is a leading adult care provider in Brent  and we have been doing so successfully since 1993. Elders Voice Day Centre in Kensal Green offers a bright and vibrant space where Day Centre members can spend their days on Tuesdays and Thursdays. We also offer a Day Centre at Harrod Court in Kingsbury on a Monday. We now offer self-funded placements to older people who have not met Adult Social Care criteria, or who would like to pay without any assessment. These self-funded placements cost £75 per day which includes transport to and from the Day Centre, a two-course meal and refreshments throughout the day. We offer massage, movement to music, singing, arts and crafts and games. We provide a fun and relaxed environment where everyone can enjoy their day. For more information please  click here or contact Jenny Davison on 0208 206 7507 / jennyd@eldersvoice.org.uk

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30/07/2015

Learn Spanish! 

Elders Voice is now welcoming everybody interested in learning Spanish. Our weekly classes take place in Kensal Green Club House on Mortimer Road. As it’s never too late to learn a new skill perhaps learning Spanish could be your new goal? If you wish to talk to us and get more information about this project- please contact John Plank on 0208 206 7509 or e-mail him: johnp@eldersvoice.org.uk.  Each class costs £2.50.

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29/06/2015

New provider for Healthwatch Brent

The new provider of Healthwatch Brent, CommUNITY Barnet, takes over the service contract on 1 July 2015.

HWB


 

23/06/2015

Freedom Pass- Bolder Voices released a new song!

Our dear friends from Bolder Voices have released a new song! Freedom Pass is available to listen only on our website. Enjoy!

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15/06/2015

Sainsbury’s Local Charity Competition

Our organisation has been lucky to be Sainsbury’s Local Charity for the last year. We would like to say ‘thank you’ to Sainsbury’s for their generosity. With your support we managed to achieve the impossible.

Good news! 

Elders Voice has been nominated for Sainsbury’s Local Charity of the year award this year also and

you can help us host this title for one more year!

Vote for us!

You can vote for Elders Voice by clicking here

Then click ‘Vote now’ button and insert NW6 4HS postcode into ‘Find your local store’ bracket.

Select Kilburn 88-92 High Road branch from the list and cast your vote on Elders Voice.

Alternatively, if you are local and Sainsbury’s on 88-92 Hight Road, London NW6 4HS is in your reach, you can cast your vote in store via a polling station.

Many thanks in advance.

The team at Elders Voice

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06/06/2015

#‎ILoveSmallCharities Competition

Dear Supporters of Elders Voice,

You can help us to win £200 in both of this year’s ‪#‎ILoveSmallCharities‬ Small Charity Week competitions just by posting a message on Facebook or Tweeting. The competitions are open from June 15th-21st.

The charity that gets the most messages of support on Twitter wins a £200 donation in the Twitter competition, and the charity that gets the most messages of support on Facebook wins a £200 donation in the Facebook competition.
It’s super easy to enter your message.
1. Take a photo of yourself holding up a poster with the following text: “I love Elders Voice because (why you love us)”.
2. Upload the photo to either Twitter or Facebook.
For Twitter entries Tweet your photo message, making sure you include the
@EldersVoice #ILoveSmallCharities hashtag. You should also mention @SCWeek2015 in your tweet so all of our entries are acknowledged and counted.
For Facebook entries post your photo message to the Small Charity Week Facebook wall, making sure you include the name of your small charity and the #ILoveSmallCharities hashtag. EldersVoice#ILoveSmallCharities
Although we would prefer a photo if you don’t have a camera you are welcome to simply write a message of love, following the instructions given above.

So get creative and tell the world why you love us between June 15th-21st though please note any messages of love submitted outside these dates won’t be counted.
For more information about the competition visit the Small Charity Week website http://smallcharityweek.com/i-%E2%99%A5-small-charities-day/.

The team at Elders Voice

 @EldersVoice #ILoveSmallCharities