TED (Talk, Eat and Drink) Ageing Better in East Lindsey is a seven 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.

TED works with several key partners such as East Lindsey District Council, Lincolnshire County Council, Age UK Lindsey, Lincolnshire East Clinical Commissioning Group, 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 TED delivers in are Louth, Horncastle, Mablethorpe, Sutton-on-Sea and Skegness, although we do look to cover the whole of East Lindsey. We help to organise self-sustaining Friendship Groups in each area, conduct Age-friendly Business assessments and work with a variety of Delivery Partners to reach a wider community and to also conduct research into the challenges over 50s face as they reach retirement.

If you are interested in getting involved, either by becoming an Age-friendly Business, creating a local friendship group, becoming a TED member, volunteering with our Delivery Partners or taking part in our regular events, contact the TED team ted@lincsymca.co.uk today. TED is managed by YMCA Lincolnshire and is part of the National Lottery funded Ageing Better programme set up by The National Lottery Community Fund, the largest funder of community activity in the UK. Ageing Better is one of five major programmes set up to test and learn from new approaches to help designing services which aim to make people’s lives healthier and happier.

TED is funded by the National Lottery Community Fund and managed by YMCA Lincolnshire

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