Intergenerational aged care: new programs putting the younger with the wiser.


It’s said that spending time with people younger than you is supposed to ‘keep you young’: at least, this is the theory employed recently by an innovative education program in New South Wales, Australia. The Maranatha Gunyah Intergenerational Learning Centre in the town of Wellington has started welcoming residents from the neighbouring Maranatha House aged

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Socially distanced Santa photos are in full swing this Christmas


There’s no doubt that Christmas will look a bit different in 2020. Will we be able to see our families? Are all the Christmas events cancelled entirely?   For those lucky to be living in Port Macquarie, Australia, plans have been put in place to ensure kids don’t go without a chat with Santa, and parents can still get funny photos of their babies screaming at the

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Glasgow-based charity providing support to vulnerable women


At the most difficult times in life, the biggest relief can come from someone who will spend time with you, listen and provide support. For women entering parenthood for the first time, having an amazing support person is irreplaceable. Going through the experience alone or in a vulnerable state, the experience can even be traumatic.   Amma Birth Companions is an organisation that pairs

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Bushfire-affected community working together to rebuild.


After the difficulties we’ve faced this year, the devastating bushfires that ravaged through parts of Australia in late 2019 and early 2020 seem like a lifetime ago. However, for members of bushfire-affected communities, dealing with the aftermath of this natural disaster is still very much a reality.   Thankfully, charities and kind members of the community have pulled together donations to help rebuild the livelihood of those affected,

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From free Conversations to online pen pals.


It’s a simple set up, but two chairs in a public place: preferably near a monument or somewhere that gets plenty of foot traffic. Adrià Ballester started the Free Conversations Movement, encouraging members of the public to sit down with him and tell their stories. For some, it’s a way to pass the time; for others, it’s a

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Oddbox, fighting against food waste in the UK.


Have you ever thought about how difficult it is for lettuce farmers to forecast the rate of the countries lettuce consumption, 3 months in advance, in the midst of a global pandemic? No? Well neither had we, that is until we came across Oddbox.   Turns out, it’s hard to estimate how much lettuce country will consume, or how much large supermarket chains

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UK charity ‘Safe Ground’ are running workshops to help men in prison become better fathers. 


People are sent to prison to reform behaviour and make significant life changes, but it doesn’t always work out that way: in the UK, 75% of ex-inmates re-offend within nine years of release, and 39.3% within the first twelve months.   ‘Safe Ground’ aim to shift that trend by running a wide range of rehabilitation services to help prisoners adjust smoothly back to

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FrontLine Meals: Feeding our healthcare workers.


The initial supermarket panics and the extinction of the toilet roll may feel like a distant memory to some of us now, but when the pandemic first began, panic buying and food shortages affected some members of the community significantly. For health care workers who were working around the clock to keep their country safe,

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The reality of operating a small business during a pandemic


When the pandemic hit early on this year, there was a fluster of adjustment around having to work from home and adjust to the ‘new normal’, however, small businesses who were unable to run their businesses from a computer experienced a much more hard-hitting reality.   For some small businesses the events of 2020 meant shutting shop for a period of time, or even

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