What is T.E.D.
T.E.D. or Talk, Eat and Drink in East Lindsey is a six year National Lottery Community Fund Project as part of their Ageing Better Programme which is working with individuals, groups, organisations and local businesses across the district to reduce the experience of social isolation and loneliness for those over 50. 36.4% of the population in East Lindsey are aged over 60 and 80% are living in rural locations.
T.E.D. works with several key partners such as East Lindsey District Council, Lincolnshire District Council, Age UK Lindsey, Lincolnshire East Clinical Commissioning Group, Louth Senior Forum and Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Trust. All with the common goal of making the borough of East Lindsey an Age-friendly Community.
The key areas that T.E.D. delivers in are Louth, Horncastle, Mablethorpe, Sutton-on-Sea and Skegness. We look to organise self-sustaining Friendship Groups in each area, conduct Age-friendly Business assessments and work with a variety of Commissioned Services to reach a wider community and to also conduct research into the challenges over 50s face as they reach retirement.