By John Coulthard / August 15, 2017

Data Protection Legislation is changing.

This overview highlights the key themes of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) to help organisations understand the new legal...

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By John Coulthard / August 9, 2017

The Care Act and information provision.

You may not have spotted it but Local Authorities have new responsibilities to provide information and services under the Care Act....

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By John Coulthard / July 12, 2017

Keeping things up to date

We are emailing and calling all of the BriteLives partners in Ealing to confirm their plans for this Summer. If...

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By John Coulthard / July 3, 2017

Social Prescribing – what are the practical issues for local services like BriteLives

Social prescribing enables GPs, nurses and other primary care professionals to refer people to a range of local, non-clinical services....

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By John Coulthard / June 29, 2017

Access to Transport – Dial-a-Ride

I have been asked by a number of people how they can arrange transport for an older family member or...

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By John Coulthard / June 5, 2017

Memories need to be shared – BriteLives can help.

The worst part of holding the memories is not the pain. It’s the loneliness of it. Memories need to be...

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By John Coulthard / May 4, 2017

How BriteLives works – a quick primer

Using BriteLives.  Go to www.britelives.com and click/touch on one of the images on the homepage, you will find a list...

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By John Coulthard / April 26, 2017

Events in Ealing this May

Our May Events list is out!  The Beatles 1969 song "Here comes the sun" comes to mind!   This month...

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By John Coulthard / April 21, 2017

April’s newsletter – affordable lunch clubs

We dedicate our April's newsletter to affordable lunch clubs in Ealing. Having at least one warm meal a day is very...

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By John Coulthard / April 21, 2017

Our March Newsletter is out!

We have collated new events happening in March and kept some activities that are very popular and happen every month....

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By John Coulthard / February 9, 2017

Our February newsletter is out!

Our February newsletter is out! You will find it at libraries, supermarkets and charity shops but you can also help...

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By John Coulthard / February 3, 2017

Getting to know the older neighbours of Northolt at The Bright Hour

The Bright Hour is a group of older people that meet every Tuesday afternoon at Northolt Methodist Church (see more...

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By John Coulthard / January 20, 2017

2016 recap on ways to tackle loneliness and a sedentary lifestyle

During 2016 there was a lot of talk of loneliness and social isolation and we heard of many different and creative...

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By John Coulthard / January 9, 2017

Talking to the neighbours of Ealing at the University of the Third Age

Last Thursday #BriteLives had the pleasure to talk at the University of the Third Age (#U3A_UK) in Ealing Green Church....

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By John Coulthard / January 1, 2017

New year, new things to do!

Happy New year from BriteLives! We hope you had a nice Christmas break. Many of the activities taking place in...

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By John Coulthard / December 24, 2016

Don’t be lonely this Christmas, there is plenty to look forward to

The festive period can be a great time for some but can be awfully lonely for others, especially for the...

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By John Coulthard / December 14, 2016

Events over Christmas – check before you go

Watch out, your favourite service might be closing over the Christmas holiday!     It might be worth checking on...

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By John Coulthard / December 14, 2016

What a difference a cup of tea and a chat makes

Jean lives in sheltered accommodation. She loves her flat but nobody comes to the communal areas for a cuppa. Unfortunately,...

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By John Coulthard / December 13, 2016

Leaping over hurdles to a more connected community for older people

Sarah lives in sheltered accommodation. She likes living on her own. All the neighbours get along really well, which makes...

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