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

News and updates

Make a difference from a distance

April 2020

Calling all creatives: we need your artwork and poetry to light up the day for isolated older people during these troubled times.

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Singing outside the box!

April 2020

The coronavirus crisis means we can’t take our talented volunteers into hospitals and care homes, but that doesn’t stop us sending a message of hope and togetherness to older and vulnerable people.

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How to start a conversation in March

March 2020

Spring brings lighter days and lovely flowers and lots of fresh new conversation openers. Here are five to be getting on with….

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How to start a conversation in February

February 2020

As you know, we love to bring the generations together to tell stories – but it can be tricky to start a conversation with someone who’s so much older than you. Here are five ways to kick-start a lovely warm chat in February…

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Calling all DofE students!

January 2020

We’re running open evenings for DofE students who want to volunteer with us. If you’re working towards your Bronze, Silver or Gold Duke of Edinburgh Award, and you live in Birmingham or London, please join us to find out how you can sign up for healthcare volunteering experience through KiB.

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Tarantara sings for Kissing it Better

January 2020

If you love music and live in the Midlands, please join us for a fundraising evening with the fabulous Tarantara choir.

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Working with KiB builds character – it’s official!

January 2020

The DofE’s brand new list of teenage life hacks signposts young people towards experiences that build character and confidence. And KiB offers three of the top five suggestions.

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How to start a conversation in January

January 2020

Happy New Year! You can help cheer up January by visiting older people in your family or community, or as part of a Kissing it Better volunteering programme. Here are some tried-and-tested conversational ice breakers to get the visit off to a great start.

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How to start a conversation in December

December 2019

At KiB, we like to bring the generations together to share stories. But sometimes it can be tricky to start a conversation with someone who’s more than half a century older than you. Here are five great intergenerational ice-breakers for the month of December.

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KiB courses – the official launch party

November 2019

We wet the head of our new teaching and training courses with a launch party at Birmingham’s Oyster Club. Guests from big business, education and healthcare gathered to toast our unique brand of teaching – which offers unique insight into how to meet the challenges of old age with imagination, creativity and kindness.

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