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

Fashion in care homes

April 2019

Thousands of older people living in residential care have little or no choice over the clothes they put on every morning.

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Window on the world

by Jill Fraser, Chief Executive
April 2019

Imagine what it feels like to be confined to one room, with no sense of what’s going on outside.

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Get happy - volunteer

April 2019

Helping others boosts happiness by keeping you connected, and making you realise how great it feels to make someone else smile.

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A brief overview of the training provision

We offer a range of teaching and training courses, all accredited by SfJ Awards. Our level 1-3 qualifications are suitable for students, healthcare staff and companies, as well as for individuals and groups. We also offer an accredited learning programme (ALP), and a one-day ‘awareness’ course.

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Health and Social Care Providers

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Education Providers

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Companies

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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.

Get Involved

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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Training for individuals or community groups

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Volunteer

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Donate

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Contact us

To get in touch with us call or email Jill Fraser:

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

Logo: The Rank Foundation
Logo: Esmee Fairbairn Foundation
Logo Pargiter Trust

Dumbreck Charity

Wilmcote Chraritrust

The Dickens Charitable Trust

Jug of Oil Trust