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: virtual visits to care homes now part of our VFH programme

October 2020

Our volunteering-from-home programme is developing at pace. We now offer three different zoom sessions. ‘Valuing Older People’ is approved by the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award. Our specialist masterclasses add extra value if you’re working towards a career in healthcare. And our brand new ‘Zooming into Care Homes’ project is a great way to connect with older people, and share their stories.

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KiB’s Singalong Summer

October 2020

Ever since the very first lockdown, KiB singers have been performing outside care homes and in hospital gardens across the country. These sessions bring joy, lift spirits and send a powerful message to older people that they’ve not been forgotten by the outside world. Now we’ve edited some of the best bits into a singalong video that you can share with older friends and relatives.

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In My Day: isolation then and now

September 2020

KiB students have been interviewing older relatives about times of isolation and loneliness in their youth – from wartime evacuation to quarantine for deadly diseases. Now these stories are set to be published in an important collection called ‘In My Day, Memories of Isolation’, by the Stratford Literary Festival.

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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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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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