Activities specialist gains care home contract


Care activities specialist Alive! has won a contract to deliver Bristol Ageing Better’s (BAB) Communities of Interest project.

The scheme, which will run from April this year until 2019, is designed to empower older people, help them socialise with others and feel more connected to the wider community.

Ruth Richardson, BAB programme manager, said: “Alive! have a great track-record of delivering innovative projects in care homes across the region. We are excited to see local organisations work in partnership to ensure older people are empowered and involved in decisions affecting their care home communities.”

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Alive! chief executive, Simon Bernstein, added: “We are particularly excited that the project will empower older people to choose the forms of engagement they want as well as shape the project’s development over the course of the next two years.

“It will also embed best practice through the support and training Alive! will provide to care staff and local communities to continue their involvement in this work beyond the life of the project.

“We hope to bring the generations together using paintbrushes, spades and technology, or whatever it takes to improve the quality of life of older people in care homes.”

Alive! will work on the project in partnership with social enterprise Growing Support.


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