Are you passionate about social care? Do you want to learn how to campaign to make it better?

Do you want to grow confident in using digital technology to campaign?

Do you come from a marginalised or underrepresented community (ie are you working class, BAME, disabled and/or LGBTQ background)?

Are you 60 or over, and want to bring your lived experience of social care into campaigning?

Click here to apply now for Age Activism training

Apply now for our new Age Activism training course!
EXTENDED DEADLINE! Applications close on Wednesday 25th November 2020.

About Age Activism

Campaign Bootcamp is a charity that trains people of all backgrounds to campaign on issues that matter to them.

Our new Age Activism training is designed for anyone aged 60 and over. We will help you develop the knowledge, skills and confidence to campaign to change social care for the better.

What we see

Social care services are integral for all of us; it allows us to live fuller and happier lives. But many social care services are facing difficult times, and people who use those services are feeling the impact.

Whether you want to campaign on the privatisation of care homes, low wages for social care staff, poor end of life care, or age discrimination, we can help you to campaign on the issues that matter to you.

By working together, we can learn how to transform our everyday struggles into campaigns that make society more fair for everyone.

What will you learn on this course?

  • Learn how to use your life experience to campaign on issues that affect you
  • Learn how to set campaign goals, create a campaign strategy and identify who to target, and how to get heard
  • Develop your skills with technology and grow confident in using digital tools for online campaigns
  • Meet other people in their 60s and above, who also care about social care
  • Learn in an accessible, supportive and friendly environment

To support you, we can:

  • Provide you with internet access, so you can access the course
  • Hire and pay for any equipment you might need to get online
  • Provide you with printed guides to help you feel more comfortable with the software we’ll use
  • Support you in meeting your accessibility requirements

How is the course run?

The course is run over at least 12 sessions, each 2.5 hours long.

The sessions are run weekly on Tuesday mornings from 10am to 12:30pm.

The first session will be on Tuesday 12th January, and will run through until the end of March.

The group will consist of a maximum number of 15 participants.

The course is designed to be adaptable to the needs of the participants. You will learn how to become more comfortable with the software we use, and how to develop and run campaigns using your life experience. You’ll also meet some fabulous and passionate people who care about social care too!

How can I apply?

Please apply by filling out this application form by 25th November 2020.

People from underrepresented and marginalised backgrounds (ie working class, BAME, disabled and/or LGBTQ) are especially encouraged to apply.

Any questions?

Please feel free to email Nish on [email protected] or call on 020 3868 6376.

FAQs

Here are some answers to some questions we've been asked about the Age Activism. If you don't find the information you're looking for below, please get in touch by emailing [email protected]

How does the application process work?

Please apply by filling out this application form by 25th November 2020.

From there, we will:

  • Review your application and get in contact if we have any questions.
  • Support you through a technology and accessibility review to see how we can make this learning experience as easy as possible for you
  • Send you further information on how this course will be run.

How much do I need to know about computers to access the course?

You will need some basic knowledge of how to use a computer or a tablet.

However, we will be providing support for your needs (including posting you some illustrated manuals). We can also offer training on all of the tools we use (e.g. Zoom and Google Slides) if you would find that useful.

If you do have any questions or concerns about this, please get in touch.

What applications and tools will you be using?

We will be running these sessions on Zoom and using Google Slides.

If you haven’t used either of these before, don’t worry! We will be going through a full technology assessment and training with you, to ensure that you feel comfortable using the software.

What kinds of accessibility adjustments can you make?

We have always worked to make our training as accessible as possible.

We will also be running an one-to-one technology and accessibility assessment with everyone who is attending before the course starts to adjust to your needs.

If you have any questions about accessibility before you apply, please get in contact and we will be more than happy to talk them through with you.

I have childcare and other care responsibilities. Will you provide any support for that?

Please let us know in the application form, and we’ll be in contact to find the best way to support you.

If you did not mention this in your application, please email [email protected] and we’ll get back to you.

I don't have a computer and/or a reliable internet connection. Can I still apply?

We know that not everyone has access to a reliable internet connection or a device suitable for the course. That’s why we will provide a one-to-one technology assessment at the start of the course.

If you do not have the necessary equipment, we will lend you the equipment and help you pay for a reliable internet connection for the course duration.

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