KiB and COVID-19

Older people feel more alone and isolated than ever before now that care homes and most hospitals have cancelled visits. The crisis hasn’t stopped KiB: our singers are spreading cheer at a safe distance – on doorsteps, through windows, and in the streets.

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Kissing it Better

KiB is a healthcare charity and training provider, working to end the isolation of old age by bringing the generations together.

Our imaginative healthcare projects make an immediate and lasting difference to the lives of older people. Our teaching and training programmes make our expertise available to everyone.

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The Kissing it Better story

We started KiB in 2009 as a way of sharing hundreds of simple but powerful ideas that make a world of difference to older, vulnerable people in hospitals, care homes and the community.

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News and Updates

Volunteering from Home

April 2021

Are you looking for a way to make a difference from home? Kissing it Better’s unique Volunteering from Home scheme lets you gain valuable volunteering experience remotely – perfect for your Duke of Edinburgh’s Award & UCAS statement. Taking part in our programme will also boost your CV and enhance your understanding of the challenges of healthcare.

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Poetry to Light Up Lockdown

March 2021

To mark World Poetry Day, KiB students have been lighting up lockdown for older people by creating original poems on the theme of happiness. The result is a collection of wonderful works full of hope and human connection.

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Hello, from Dame Judi Dench…

January 2021

Many people wrote to say they enjoyed the BBC News story about our intergenerational Zoom sessions – particularly the bit where children showed off their pets.  We’re thrilled to say that Dame Judi Dench was one of them. She was inspired to send us a clip of her new parrot, Sweetie, to share with our students. We’ve already had an amazing response to this clip. Thank you Dame Judi!

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A brief overview of the training provision

We offer a range of teaching and training courses, developed in partnership with Skills for Health, and accredited and regulated by SfJ Awards.

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Health and Social Care Providers

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KiB is committed to safeguarding and protecting every person we work with – young and old – and we expect all staff, associates, trustees and volunteers to share this commitment.

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KiB is a dynamic organisation and we’d like to work with you. There are many ways to get involved, from becoming a volunteer, to signing up for one of our courses. Everyone we inspire can make a difference – together, we can help make life better for older people everywhere.

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Press enquiries

Our award-winning intergenerational work has attracted national and international press coverage. Click ‘find out more’ for highlights of print, TV and radio coverage. If you’d like to arrange an interview, contact Jill Fraser 07831 136152

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Our funders

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