TED tea

What is T.E.D.

Talk, Eat and Drink (T.E.D.) in East Lindsey is a six year, Big Lottery Funded project inspired by Lincolnshire’s  proud food heritage, which will see older people getting out and about, becoming more involved in social activities and feeling  positive about their future.

Community Lincs is leading a variety of organisations in the delivery of T.E.D., including East Lindsey District Council, Lincolnshire County Council, Age UK Lindsey, Lincolnshire East CCG and Louth Seniors Forum to support as many people as possible aged 50 and over.

Inspired By Our Country's Food Heritage

Community Lincs is the lead partner of a variety of volunteer organisations in the delivery of the T.E.D. project, including East Lindsey District Council, Lincolnshire County Council, Age UK Lindsey, Lincolnshire East CCG and Louth Seniors Forum to support as many people as possible aged 50 and over.

T.E.D. has been awarded £2,696,388 to deliver the following outcomes by 2021:

• More older people will be better connected with volunteering, social, leisure and health improving activities leading to an enhanced quality of life.
• More older people in East Lindsey will report that they do not feel lonely or isolated.
• More older people in East Lindsey will feel positive about the opportunities that getting older presents.
• Older people in East Lindsey will have more opportunities to influence the design and delivery and evaluation of services and businesses available to them.

For the first two years we will work across the areas covered by the two Neighbourhood Team pilots, covering Skegness, Mablethorpe, Alford and Louth and their surrounding areas.

Meet The Team

Tracy Parr

T.E.D. Network and Group Development and Support

Kathryn Locke

Befriending and Friendship Co-ordinator

Elisabeth Wright

Age Friendly Business Co-ordinator

Jennie Tomlinson

Project Manager

Guy Dewsbury

Research and Evaluation Officer

Lynda Clark

Volunteer Co-ordinator and Support Officer

Loryn Good

Communications and Support Officer
The T.E.D. Network
Volunteering
Age Friendly Business
Evaluation
Commissioned Services

How Can You Get Involved?

Come along to one of our free pop up Cafés

Our pop up Cafés take place around East Lindsey and are a great chance for local people who are over 50 to meet new people, try something new or to speak to someone from the T.E.D. team. We also run regular monthly afternoon tea events in Louth and Mablethorpe.

Attend one of our free events

We run T.E.D. events four time a year, one event in each area (Alford, Louth, Mablethorpe and Skegness). The events bring together those over 50 from across East Lindsey to enjoy some good food, good company and fun activities. They also give you the chance to share your views about the things that matter to you and help us shape T.E.D.

Volunteer with T.E.D.

If you are an East Lindsey resident who would like to give some time to improve the lives of local older people then we want to hear from you. We have several different volunteer roles available to suit different people and circumstances. Join us and make a real difference in your community.

Promote your community group

T.E.D. is all about bringing people together and making it easier for local people to get more involved in their community. If you run a local group let us know. We can promote it by including it in our online database and newsletter.