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

Get your writing published in a new book of family memories.

July 2020

Do you have older relatives or family friends with valuable memories to share? Lockdown has meant millions of older people have had to spend time alone, away from family and friends – but for many of them it won’t be the first time they have experienced isolation. Ask them to share their memories with you, and your work could feature in a new book published by the Stratford Literary Festival this autumn.

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How to get involved in our volunteering-from-home programme

July 2020

There’s a new look to our timetable of Zoom sessions. We’re still running regular zooms to support our volunteering-from-home programme (approved by the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award). But we’re now also offering a host of specialist sessions and masterclasses. These new zooms give us the chance to delve more deeply into the challenges of old age, and look at how you can help support older people in your community – great for students who want to pursue a career in healthcare. Read on for more details.

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Singing outside the box!

May 2020

Since lockdown began, KiB singers have been lifting the spirits of older, vulnerable people by performing outside care homes and in hospital gardens. These sessions send a powerful message of hope and togetherness, showing older people that they have not been forgotten by the outside world.

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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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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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Contact us

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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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