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Ageing Better in East Lindsey

Talk, Eat, Drink (TED) in East Lindsey was funded by the National Lottery Community Fund under its Ageing Better programme. The TED Programme tried to identify the good provisions that were delivered through existing groups and facilities and helped to develop and promote them. This was achieved through the involvement of over 50s and local organisations.

TED was working to reduce isolation across East Lindsey and was designed to empower and connect individuals, helping to create sustainable change in communities.

The TED Programme helped to organise self-sustaining Friendship Groups, deliver Age-friendly Business Awards and worked with a variety of Delivery Partners to reach a wider community. 

Latest News From TED.

National Storytelling Week

29th January to 5th FebruaryIt's National Storytelling Week and we want to hear your stories!We are looking to have a compilation of our TED members stories along with some from our delivery and …

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TED Christmas Update

We will be closed between 24th December and 4th of January and therefore won’t be able to respond to calls or emails during this time. If you feel you need to have a …

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Friendship Groups: Christmas update

Please note, this information may change according to government guidance. Please check the Friendship Group tab on the website for up to date information. Horncastle Over 50s Youth ClubThe Horncastle Over 50s Youth …

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What We Did


We collected regular evaluation data throughout the Programme. This research was collected from the CMF forms, volunteers, service users, TED Delivery Partners, event attendees and many more.

Delivery Partners

TED Ageing Better in East Lindsey had a selection of Delivery Partners who provided activities across East Lindsey in: Advocacy and Advice; Befriending Services; Digital Skills and Access; Health and Well-being and Older Men’s Activities.

Age-friendly Business

The free TED Age-friendly Business Award has given customers the confidence to know that businesses meet a range of criteria, from a clutter free environment to excellent customer service. We had over 100 registered businesses across East Lindsey.

Friendship Groups

TED helped to set up self-sustaining friendship groups who have the ability to shape their own development now the programme has come to an end.

If you’ve got a chance to join TED then do it because people are in the same situation as yourself. You’re part of a family; it just gives me a purpose in life.

It (TED) definitely helped me be less isolated. It’s given me the option of having somewhere to go, when I want to go. But part of it is this partial hearing I have … goes on to talk about being hard of hearing… if you go to places and can’t hear you feel more isolated.

I love it; it’s great if I didn’t come here I’d just have a doze in the afternoon. I wouldn’t miss it for anything

I found it very hard to adjust to retirement after close contact with families and couples on holiday for 17 years. I found lots of things to do on my own like craft and art projects. I enjoyed cooking and reading. But I lacked that human contact and conversation with interesting people. Since joining the TED groups I have found a purpose. Something I lost when we sold the business. Now I have a reason to write more poems and join in conversations.

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