Jo Stapleton Partner on the Good Practice Mentors Programme, Age UK Camden

Jo Stapleton is a partner within the Good Practice Mentors, a partnership available to share the learning and resource from the national Ageing Better programme. Jo is based at Age UK Camden, who delivered Ageing Better in Camden as part of the Ageing Better programme. Ageing Better was funded over 7 years by the National Lottery Community Fund, and used a Test and Learn approach to tackling loneliness and isolation amongst the over 50s.

As part of this work, ABC funded and developed a dedicated Outreach Service, to proactively go out into the community to find, approach and engage the people ‘no-one’ knows. This included older men, BAME communities and individuals less likely to say ‘yes’ to accessing formal services, community activities and support. Now, Jo delivers outreach support and training to organisations who want to reach, involve and connect with older people.