Our Impact

We would like to share some of our Statistics with you! All participants involved in the TED Programme are requested to complete a survey called the CMF (Common Measurement Framework) which was designed by Ecorys. Participants complete a CMF at the start of their involvement with a project, after six months, at the end of the project and then a final time six months later. All the data shared through the CMF form remains anonymous. Ageing Better Projects are being evaluated locally and nationally with the national evaluation being led by Ecorys who were selected by The National Lottery Community Fund as an impartial organisation. Ecorys are analysing the interventions and the difference the programme makes for participants and examine the delivery models that are effective and the sustainability for wider programme delivery. We have collected this information from those individuals who have completed the CMF since becoming involved to see an overview of TED users across East Lindsey. This information can be seen below, and also here.

TED Christmas Closures

We have compiled a list of dates that the Friendship Groups will be shut over Christmas. As our Friendship Groups are delivered by volunteers they have decided when to break up and also when they will be back in the New Year: Storehouse Friendship Group (Skegness) – Closed after their sessions on Tuesday 17th December and re-opens on Tuesday 7th January 2020. Horncastle Over 50s Youth Club – Closed after their session on Wednesday 18th December and re-opens on Wednesday 8th January 2020. Mablethorpe Friendship Group – Closed after their sessions on Thursday 19th December and re-opens on Thursday 9th January 2020. Barratt Court Friendship Group (Skegness) – Closed after their sessions on Thursday 19th December and re-opens on Thursday 9th January 2020.  Chapel St Leonards Friendship Group – Next 2020 session is Monday 13th January. Binbrook Coffee Morning – Next 2020 session is Friday 17th January. From all the TED Team, we hope you have a festive Christmas and we shall see you all in the New Year!

TED Photography Competition

Calling all photographers! TED are running a fantastic photography competition for you to take part in, all in the name of celebrating Ageing Better in East Lindsey. We are looking for the best photo taken in East Lindsey that captures the spirit of Positive Ageing in your community. You have until 12pm Wednesday 4th December to submit your entries. Please only submit one photo per person. Entries will be displayed on our website with the winning photograph being displayed in the Winter Edition of the TED Times. The winner will also receive a Food Hamper To submit your entry please email it to ted@communitylincs.com or post it to, TED, Community Lincs, Old Mart, Church Lane, Sleaford, NG34 7DF, along with your name and contact information attached.

Autumn Newsletter

As the nights draw closer TED has compiled its Autumn Edition for its readers to enjoy. This edition features a feel good article from the TED teams trip to Sheffield with some of its Friendship Group volunteers along with our first photography competition!

TED is nominated for Lincolnshire Live Business Award

We are delighted to be shortlisted as finalists for the Innovation Award as part of the Lincolnshire Live Business Awards 2019. Our Community Lincs Chief Executive Officer, Gail Jackson, has been also been shortlisted in the Business Person of the Year Award Category.

National Older Person’s Day

We would like to invite you to National Older Person’s Day Come and celebrate National Older Person’s Day by attending our largest, multi-location event. Meet with the TED Team, our Delivery Partners and other key organisations from East Lindsey at this Free event. You are welcome to visit at any time throughout the day, with refreshments available, collect information about what is delivered near you and also share your own history with us on the day. Events on the day will consist of stand holders, refreshments and biscuits, Over 50s life/story-telling and a craft activity to capture East Lindsey’s 50’s. The event will run 10am till 1pm on Tuesday 1st October.   Locations are as below: Horncastle – Admiral Suite, Admiral Rodney Hotel, North Street, Horncastle, LN9 5DX Louth – Meridian Leisure Centre, Wood Lane, Louth, LN11 8SA Mablethorpe – Salvation Army Church, 15 Somersby Avenue, Mablethorpe, LN12 1HQ Skegness – St Paul’s Baptist Church, 19 Beresford Avenue, Skegness, PE25 3JD   We would like to make this a big celebration for East Lindsey, so the more the merrier. For more information please call: 01529 301966 Or email: ted@communitylincs.com

Visit Wilko Coffee Morning

Fancy a Coffee? The staff from Wilko, Skegness would like to invite you to join them for a coffee morning on Sunday 23rd June 2019 at 9am till 10am for over 50s. During the hour, you are welcome to peruse the shelves, chat to one of the TED team or Wilko Staff members before the tills open at 10am for purchases. Your Invitation: When: Sunday 23rd June 2019 Time : 9am—10am Where: Wilko Store, Unit 25, The Hildreds Centre, Skegness, PE25 3NU Who: Anyone over 50

Welcome to East Lindsey’s Age-friendly Principal Officer

Community Lincs’ TED Programme and East Lindsey District Council working in partnership Community Lincs and East Lindsey District Council are thrilled to announce Jane Berni as the Age-friendly Principal Officer. Jane will play a key role in progressing East Lindsey’s ambition to achieve Age-friendly Community status as recognised by the World Health Organisation (WHO) Global Network for Age-friendly Cities and Communities. This collaborative programme between Community Lincs’ TED Ageing Better in East Lindsey programme and East Lindsey District Council is the first of its kind on the East Coast; it is also the first district in the UK to work towards the WHO Age-friendly accreditation. As the Age-friendly Principal Officer, Jane will play a key part  in the development and success of the programme; she will be working directly with strategic partners to support the development and implementation of a district wide action plan. “We are delighted to welcome Jane as Age-friendly Principal Officer, she has a wealth of experience in both the statutory and voluntary sectors across the East Lindsey area, which will underpin her work to deliver the Age-friendly programme across the district.”, said Gail Jackson, CEO of Community Lincs and TED Strategic Lead. “ Our TED programme has been active across the district over the last four years and the achievement of Age-friendly Community status will be a wonderful part of TEDs legacy in the area.” The Portfolio Holder, Councillor Graham Marsh, for Partnerships at East Lindsey District Council said: “East Lindsey District Council are pleased to be part of this exciting programme of work to make East Lindsey an Age Friendly District and we are delighted to welcome Jane to the team and into what is already a positive partnership with Community Lincs as she starts her work on taking us forward with our Age Friendly journey. ‘Age Friendly East Lindsey’ is a natural way forward for us all to ensure our older people can enjoy a quality life and have a positive outlook on their place in our community”. This partnership is directly informed by the work of the TED Ageing Better programme throughout East Lindsey, which ELDC has been a key member and champion of.  Age-friendly environments foster healthy and active ageing. They enable older people to: age safely in a place that is right for them; be free from poverty; continue to develop personally; and to contribute to their communities while retaining autonomy, health and dignity. (From Left: Jane Berni, Lisa Jones and Roisin Mullee)

Summer Special Newsletter

You are welcome to read the Summer Edition of the TED times. In this special quarterly edition we will be highlighting the new commissioned services who will be delivering TED projects around East Lindsey. We hope you will find a group or event you would like to attend.

Party on for The Over 50s Youth Club

One Year on for the Horncastle Friendship Group Last week The Over 50s Youth Club in Horncastle celebrated their one year anniversary with a party for all their members and volunteers to recognise the hard work that has gone into their friendship group. The celebration saw the Horncastle Ukulele Group perform music for the party, along with a visit from the Mayor of Horncastle and his wife. The T.E.D. Project (Talk, Eat, Drink in East Lindsey) who are funded by The National Lottery Community Fund, originally helped the friendship group establish in 2018. Since then The Over 50s Youth Club has gone from strength-to-strength and oversees their own events. They have also successfully gained the use of the Horncastle Youth Centre free of charge every Wednesday and have hosted a stall at the Horncastle Christmas Market in 2018. The aims of the friendship groups are to reduce social isolation and loneliness in over 50s across East Lindsey. Roisin Mullee (T.E.D. Friendship Officer) who provides support to the friendship groups commented “they’re a hardworking, dedicated group who really highlight the benefits friendship groups can have on the community”. For the celebration one of the volunteers baked an amazing cake, along with the rest of the volunteers clubbing together to put a buffet together for the users. One group member, Kathy Israel commented “I just come for the chat, it doesn’t matter if there is activities or not, the mixing is good”. The Over 50s Youth Group have regular activities at their sessions including Indoor Bowls and Boccia by Magna Vitae, along with crafts and board games organised by the volunteers. Regular attender Roy Simmons told us “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”. As a group being run solely by volunteers the group are very keen to fundraise to help organise events and trip for the users. Some of their up-coming trips include a day in Sheffield and a trip to a Fish and Chip Restaurant in Cleethorpes. Talking to the friendship group users, Brenda Newstead remarked that the group is “very handy, just passes the time when you’re on your own”. Lynda Baker (Volunteer) shared “today would not have happened without the hard work of our volunteers who make this so special that makes it worth all the hard work that goes into it.” She went on to describe yesterday’s celebrations as “special, magic and a lovely atmosphere, the way the room has been arranged has really helped. Everyone is talking, you know you’ve done well when everyone is talking to each other, and there’s a buzz”. For more information about the group or if you wish to attend visit https://tedineastlindsey.co.uk/friendship-groups/ or call 01529 301966.

Creating an Age-friendly Community Together

Community Lincs’ T.E.D. Programme and East Lindsey District Council Announce Partnership

What’s Your Story – Learning from T.E.D.

The T.E.D. project runs as a Test and Learn model to help direct the learning and understandings that organisations have about the impacts of isolation and loneliness on those over 50 living in rural communities. As part of this case studies are a valuable tool which help the T.E.D. programme to demonstrate the impact of the services we provide, whilst giving a valuable insight into the lives of our volunteers and beneficiaries; framing their experiences, life journey and any teachings they would like to share. To find out more visit our learning page