Bramley Elderly Action has launched its own website – www.bramleyea.org.uk – to help more local older people find out about and use its services.
The new website contains details of the many groups, activities and trips we run, as well as great quotes from some of our many volunteers and information to encourage older people to get involved in the community.
BEA member, Brian Myland, aged 76, said:
“This new website means I’ll be able to get info I need out of office hours, which will be a real help to me.”
Lee Ingham, Manager of Bramley Elderly Action, said:
“We’re delighted that we’re catching up with some of our members! And we think it will be particularly important for relatives of local people, perhaps living far away, who want to help find support in Bramley. They’ll be able to Google ‘older people Bramley’ and they’ll get us.”
We’re aware that though the majority of our members may not have access to the internet themselves, they are increasingly being helped by younger family members, including grandchildren, to access vital information. Rob Cook, Communications Co-ordinator said:
“We see such ‘inter-generational’ work as crucial in efforts to reduce the ‘digital divide’, where older people can be excluded from so much information if they cannot access the net. As with our use of Twitter, the website is also an important way for funders, commissioners and local politicians to find out more about our work.”
We plan to develop the website with more personal stories, and links to what’s happening in the local community.