Engage Your Brain: CGBH recommendations on Cognitively Stimulating Activities
This report published by the Global Council on Brain Health and Age UK finds that the long term benefits of doing puzzles and mind games is limited. The report goes on to make recommendations of alternative activities that may be more effective such as learning a language, practicing Tai Chi, takeing photography classes etc. It also highlights the importance of physical activities as well as activities that include social engagement such as dancing or volunteering. Click here to see a copy of the report.
Data Protection and the General Dsts Protection Regulation
Data Protection law is being reformed with effect on 25 May 2018 to strengthen security of personal data. Preparation in order to comply with the new law needs to start now. The NCVO have produced guidance on what it means for organisations that hold personal data on employees, volunteers, services users, members and donors. Click here for further information.
State Pension Blog
Read Peter Dale's blog regarding the proposal to increase state pention age to 68. Peter is the vice Chair of EngAgeNet.
Pop up! Dementia Awareness Choir
Saturday Shoppers in Leeds were pleasantly surprised by a Pop Up! Choir, singing to raise awareness about Dementia. Click here to view the details and a short video of the event.
Fundraising Preference Service
Following a review into the regulation of charity fundraising over the summer of 2015 - during which a key frustration identified by the public pointed to a lack of control felt by many over the nature and frequency of fundraising approaches - the Fundraising Regulator is now developing a system to ensure that people can more easily manage the communications they receive from charities.
The new Fundraising Preference Service (FPS) aims to give the public genuine choice and greater control over the communications and fundraising requests that they receive from charities.
It is a website service that allows members of the public in England and Wales to end all director marketing and communications from a specific charity.
The Fundraising Regulator defines Direct Marketing as 'a form of advertising and communication which allows organisations to contact individuals directly through a variety of media including (but not limited to) letters, emails, texts and phone calls'.
A supporting helpline will also be established to help those who cannot access the internet to use the service. for further information click here.