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What we do

Our Aims

  • to educate, encourage and support volunteers, health and social care workers, members of faith communities and other agencies to increase their understanding of spiritual care and issues around ageing
  • to deliver events, courses and materials to meet identified need
  • to continue to build the capacity and efficiency of the organisation

Faith in Older People works to attune people to the spiritual values of compassion, wisdom, truth, beauty, kindness and courage by

  • Celebrating the lives of older people and increasing understanding of what gives us a sense of meaning and purpose in life
  • Discover ways to enable staff to relate meaningfully and give dignity and respect to older people and their families
  • Explore varied and innovative activities, so that the older person is affirmed and their spirit lifted
  • Share ideas and experience from different faith traditions about how they support their older members
  • Undertake research to ascertain the spiritual care needs of older people and how they can best be met
  • Listen to older people and discover their spiritual needs and aspirations
Training and Events
Malcolm Goldsmith

"The challenge for older people is to make sense of life at a stage when loss and change occur more frequently and perhaps more painfully."

Malcolm Goldsmith, founder of Faith in Older People