What does the Queen’s speech mean for charities?

Written by David Maxwell on . Posted in Care Homes, Dementia, Health & Wellbeing, Latest News, Research, RSS Newsletter, Training

This year’s Queen’s speech was missing some of the usual pomp and pageantry following the snap election, but there will be plenty for MPs and peers to get their teeth into during the next two years. What does it mean for charities?

Two-year legislative programme

At the weekend the government announced that there would not be a Queen’s speech in 2018 as it wanted to give more time for parliamentary scrutiny of Brexit legislation. Bills fall at the end of each year-long session unless they are carried over, meaning there will be less pressure to push things through quickly. Though some critics have pointed out that this also helps the government avoid a potentially awkward vote on next year’s Queen’s speech…

To read more click on the following link:

What does the Queen’s speech mean for charities?

 

“THE SCHOOL OF LIFE” – Different ages – different experiences – another successful project!

Written by David Maxwell on . Posted in Care Homes, Creative Arts, Dementia, Health & Wellbeing, Latest News, Music, Research, RSS Newsletter, Training

We would like to thank Melanie at Nene Valley Community Action, The staff and pupils from Higham Ferrers  Junior School and the volunteers and service users of CanDo Northamptonshire, for making our work on the recent School Of Life project a very enjoyable and rewarding experience.

The School of Life is an intergenerational programme,  which brings together older and younger people in joint activities. This project is a unique and fantastic opportunity which celebrates the skills, knowledge and experience of all generations by engaging them with a wide range of activities together.

The aims of the project are to;

  • Combat barriers between different ages
  • Challenge stereotypes about young and older people
  • Create fabulous opportunities for exchanging skills
  • Build strong partnership working and friendships
  • Encourage social inclusion and reduce isolation
  • Support groups to set up their own intergenerational projects.

To find out more about the organisations involved with Pink Rooster on this project please click on the following links to their relevant websites:

Nene Valley Community Action

http://www.nvca.org.uk/

CanDo Northamptoshire

https://www.candocarecic.co.uk/contact

Higham Ferrers Junior School

http://www.highamferrersjunior.co.uk/

Become A Member of Pink Rooster

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Would you or your organisation like to become members of Pink Rooster and help support our work and receive membership benefits?

If you would like to become a member of Pink Rooster (individual, voluntary group or third sector organisation, corporate member, statutory body or care facility) please register your interest and we will email you with details of membership fees and benefits.

For more information please email us at: info@pinkrooster.org

or

use the contact form on our website by clicking on the following link  www.pinkrooster.org  and select the ‘CONTACT’ tab on our home page

Sound Therapy For Dementia

Written by David Maxwell on . Posted in Care Homes, Dementia, Health & Wellbeing, Latest News, Products, Research, RSS Newsletter

A New Service from Pink Rooster Available Now

We are delighted to welcome Sound Therapist Inga Liljestrom to Pink Rooster.  Inga is a fully qualified sound therapist and healer, studying and gaining her qualification through the Sound Healing Academy in Cornwall U.K.

Recent research has indicated that sound therapy can be an effective intervention for dementia patients, (as well as helping individuals and groups with varying mental and physical health issues) benefits include:

  • reduced agitation
  • increased appetite
  • improved verbal communication
  • treats depression
  • improved sleep
  • promotes relaxation and inner well-being within people affected by dementia

To find out more please call Andrea on  0780 682 7164

or

use our website contact form by clicking on the ‘Pink Rooster’ logo below and select the ‘CONTACT’ tab on our home page

 

 

Would you like to become a Pink Rooster Trustee?

Written by David Maxwell on . Posted in Care Homes, Creative Arts, Dementia, Health & Wellbeing, Latest News, Music, Research, RSS Newsletter, Training

We are currently recruiting trustees for Pink Rooster.

Do you:

  • have an interest in supporting people with dementia and other mental / physical health barriers?
  • are you currently experiencing, or have you had personal experience of dementia, mental health or disability issues?
  • are you or have you cared for a person with dementia?
  • do you feel you could contribute your particular skills and experiences to our board of trustees?
  • would you like to support the continuing work and development of an award winning charity?

if so we would love to hear from you.

We would also like to hear from anyone with the following skills / experience, however not having the following is not a barrier to becoming a trustee.

  • Charity finance skills,
  • Charity law skills,
  • Experience of working within the dementia / mental health care sector,
  • Interest and or experience in music and creative arts,
  • Volunteer development / management experience.
  • Project management
  • Funding and bid writing skills
  • Third sector management experience

Anyone interested in finding out more about how you can help support our charity, please email us at:    info@pinkrooster.org

or use the contact form on our website, just click on the ‘CONTACT’ tab at the top of our home page:  www.pinkrooster.org

Pink Rooster Simple Music Player Available Now On Amazon U.K.

Written by David Maxwell on . Posted in Care Homes, Dementia, Health & Wellbeing, Latest News, Music, Products, RSS Newsletter

Our popular simple music player for dementia, is now available to purchase through our Amazon account.

Purchases can also still be made via our website store page at:   http://pinkrooster.org/store/music-player-for-dementia/

Click on the images below to go to our Amazon sales pages.

 

The World Health Organization has unanimously adopted a global plan on dementia

Written by David Maxwell on . Posted in Care Homes, Dementia, Health & Wellbeing, Latest News, Research, RSS Newsletter

The plan follows ten years of advocacy by ADI for a global response to the growing impact of dementia worldwide. Paola Barbarino, CEO of Alzheimer’s Disease International (ADI) addressed the Assembly with a statement, calling the current response to dementia ‘unsustainable’.

The plan opens a new era in understanding, care and treatment – but governments must act now. The plan acknowledges that dementia is not a normal part of ageing and that those affected should be helped to live as well as possible.

  • Every 3 seconds someone in the world develops dementia but most people with dementia do not receive a diagnosis or support
  • Governments must develop their own national plans
  • Next year dementia will become a trillion dollar disease
  • Alzheimer’s Disease International (ADI) recommends spending at least 1% of the global cost of dementia on public funding for research to find solutions

to read the full press release click on the link https://www.alz.co.uk/media/170529

Pink Rooster Membership

Written by David Maxwell on . Posted in Care Homes, Creative Arts, Dementia, Health & Wellbeing, Latest News, Music, Products, Research, RSS Newsletter, Training

Would you or your organisation like to become members of Pink Rooster and help support our work and receive membership benefits.

We will become a member organisation in the next couple of months, if you would like to become a member of Pink Rooster (individual, voluntary group or third sector organisation, corporate member, statutory body or care facility) please register your interest and we will email you with details of membership fees and benefits.

To be kept up to date please email your name, organistaion name and email address to us at: info@pinkrooster.org or use the contact form on our website.

Contact us

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    73 Palmerston Road
    Northampton
    Northamptonshire
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    0780 6827164
  • Email.
    info@pinkrooster.org
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