TED 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 TED Wellbeing Survey (CMF), TED events, and our TED 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

These 12 week courses involve nutritional advice, gentle physical activity, some practical cookery lessons 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 followed by more courses in venues around East Lindsey yet to be arranged.

For more information please contact Marko Humphrey via email: marko.humphrey@mvtlc.org or call: 01507 681811 or 07767664186. You can also contact Erica Bowering via erica.bowering@mvtlc.org or call: 07919 226933

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, shove 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 

Men Do will be a regular programme of male orientated events across the whole of East Lindsey. It is based on the carers voice, geared towards creating opportunities to build sustainable friendships, reduce loneliness and social isolation in men over 50. 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. The main booking line is 0300 303 1555.

Becoming Digital – Lincs Digital 

Lincs Digital are providing Digital outreach within East Lindsey at venues as requested by the local community groups. They will be covering all aspects of essential digital skills by supporting groups around online safety, use of devices, and awareness of online services eg. Banking.

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

We aim to provide free, confidential, impartial advice on benefits, debts, housing and consumer issues to people over 50. We will be in our Mablethorpe and Louth offices which opens Monday and Tuesday 9.30am-12.30pm, our Skegness office is open Tuesday and Wednesday 9.30am-1.30pm, we also offer a drop in services at Spilsby New Life Centre on Mondays from 10am-12pm and Marisco Medical Practice on Wednesdays from 9am-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

Age UK Lunch Clubs

Age UK will also continue offering their lunch clubs to give regular social contact and serve fresh, home cooked food to those over 50 in East Lindsey. At each club we serve a freshly-cooked hot meal, on the premises. You can enjoy a main course and pudding, plus tea or coffee, all for a set price.

For more information please contact info@ageuklindsey.co.uk or call 01507 524242.