Posts by Carl Knightly
How can I keep serving?
Imagine going round a stately home and seeing an old-fashioned mangle in the kitchen. Many of us have done that at one time or another and we’ve explained to our children what they were for and we’ve been glad we no longer have to use one! But how often as we get older, do we…Read More
Do I Still Have Value?
If you hear the phrase, ‘because you’re worth it!’ you probably think immediately of the well-known adverts which have the idea of ‘worth’ as the key message and the reason that you must buy the product. The idea of using ‘worth’ as a selling point is a clever one because it plays on our need…Read More
What hotel quarantine taught me about my faith
Ben Boland is an aged care chaplain and author based in Australia and is a Faith in Later Life Church Champion. He recently spent time working in an aged care facility dealing with Covid19, while self-isolating in a hotel. Here he reflects his experiences: No balcony, no microwave and no breeze. The only face-to-face…Read More
Social Work Leader appointed as first Ambassador
Press Release from Faith in Later Life: Social Work Leader appointed as first Ambassador Faith in Later Life are delighted to announce that the founding Director of the National Centre for Post Qualifying Social Work and Professional practice, Professor Keith Brown, has been appointed as its first Ambassador. Keith has been working alongside Faith in Later Life for a year, supporting their…Read More
Daily Hope at Christmas
Since its launch at the end of April, in response to the coronavirus pandemic and the many older people not being able to access online content, the Daily Hope free telephone line has proved a big success. Launched by the Archbishop of Canterbury, charity Faith in Later Life, and the team from ‘Connections’ at…Read More
Sharing outside our Christmas Bubbles to encourage the most vulnerable
When my granddaughter came home for the weekend from university with masses of laundry, we expected her to return, all washed and ironed, on Monday. Instead, she said she had signed herself out until the start of the new term in January. A few flats in the halls of residence were in lock-down, classes were…Read More
The ‘Daily Hope’ story continues
When the coronavirus pandemic struck, some 8 months ago, and we went into a full lockdown, for many there were deep feelings of shock, distress and trauma, both at the devastating impact of the virus but also the subsequent need to stay away from others. Before covid19 over 5 million older people said that…Read More
Navigating through a Covid Christmas
Did you know that 5,800,000 older people say that the television or their pet is their main form of company? 5.8 million people. And that was before the devastating impact of the coronavirus pandemic. As we are currently in enhanced lockdown restrictions, and eight months since a first full lockdown, Covid19 has affected people…Read More
As Society ‘reopens’ are we forgetting about older people?
The Lord watches over the sojourners; He upholds the widow and the fatherless, but the way of the wicked He brings to ruin’. Psalm 146: 9 (ESV) Welcome to our September newsletter, we hope you enjoy reading it. Next month we will be trying a new design and look forward to hearing your feedback.…Read More