T.E.D. in East Lindsey commissioned services are based on investment.

Our engagement with older people and partners, evaluation, research and delivery to date has provided an evidence base about the needs and gaps in provision for socially isolated older people in East Lindsey. This continues to be supplemented with evidence gathered via the T.E.D. Wellbeing Survey (CMF), T.E.D. events, and our T.E.D. Friend beneficiaries.  We are currently working towards the following strategic themes:

  • Advocacy and Advice
  • Befriending Service
  • Digital Skills and Access
  • Health and Wellbeing
  • Older Men

Fitness, Food and Friends – Magna Vitae

Aimed at community groups and over 50s, through Fitness, Food and Friends. This 12 week courses involves nutritional advice, gentle physical activity, some practical cookery and time for social activity around tea/coffee and the opportunity to make new friends. So far these have taken place in community venues including Wragby, Holton le Clay, North Somercotes, Skegness Saxon Fields and Chapel St Leonards. During the next course we will revisit Wragby on Monday 3rd June.

For more information please contact Tracey Wilkinson or Marko Humphrey via email: tracey.wilkinson@mvtlc.org marko.humphrey@mvtlc.org or call: 01507 613461

CHAPS (Community Health Activity project for men) – Magna Vitae

Using sport as a theme, weekly sessions will be developed where men can meet and socialise whilst doing familiar and popular working class past times such as;  watching televised sport, playing pub games (darts, dominoes, shive ha’penny and cards etc.), reading and talking about the latest sports news and sharing their memories.

For more information please contact Elizabeth Atkin via email: elizabeth.atkin@mvtlc.org or phone: 01507 613503

TED Men Do – Carers First 

Regular programme of male orientated events across the whole of East Lindsey based on the carers voice, geared towards creating opportunities to build sustainable friendships, reduce loneliness and social isolation. This project will organise trips, activities and tailored support to provide opportunities and social interaction for men only.

For more information please contact Sarah Vines via phone: 07391418586 or email: sarah.vines@carersfirst.org.uk

Becoming Digital – Lincs Digital 

Providing Digital outreach within East Lindsey at venues as requested by community groups. Covering all aspects of essential digital skills by supporting groups around on line safety, use of devices, awareness of online services eg. Banking. We will also be sign posting users to our other delivery sessions for more detailed help.

For more information contact Rich Avison or Ann Avison either via phone: 07833 151469 or email:  lincsdigital@outlook.com

T.E.D Specialist Advice – Citizens Advice Lindsey

To provide free, confidential, impartial advice on benefits, debts, housing and consumer issues to older persons over 50. We will be in our Mablethorpe and Louth offices ( opening times Mon, Tues 9.30-12.30pm), Skegness office (Tues, Weds 9.30- 1.30pm) and we also offer a drop in services at Spilsby New Life Centre (Mon 10-12pm) and Marisco Medical Practice (Weds 9-12pm).

For more information call Marissa Ward on 07977 226520 or email marissa.ward@citizensadvicelindsey.org.uk

Befriending – Age UK Lindsey 

We offer home visiting and information on social activities. With home visiting we give befriending support, for people who have little or no social contact along with information on social groups and activities that they can access in their local area. Telephone and home visiting befriending are both available.

For more information please contact Jennie Wilson on phone: 01507 524242 or via email: befriending@ageuklindsey.co.uk

Gateway to Friendship group – Age UK Lindsey

We organise friendship groups which provides opportunities to meet socially in your local area. During these events we have organisations offering information on services available that might be of interest to yourself along with tea, coffee and company.

For more information please contact Jennie Wilson via the phone: 01507 524242 or email befriending@ageuklindsey.co.uk