The key areas that TED delivers in are Louth, Horncastle, Mablethorpe, Sutton-on-Sea and Skegness. Although there is now wider delivery across Woodhall Spa, Chapel St Leonards and Alford. The Programme looks to help organise self-sustaining Friendship Groups within communities, 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.
Our engagement with over 50s and partners, evaluation, research and delivery to date has provided an evidence base about the needs and gaps in provision for socially isolated over 50s in East Lindsey. This continues to be supplemented with evidence gathered via the TED Well-being Survey (CMF), TED events, and our TED beneficiaries. We are currently working towards the following strategic themes:
“Ageing Better is a six year, England wide, £78 million National Lottery funded programme set up by the National Lottery Community Fund. It aims to support people in later life through working with older people to create new and enjoyable ways for them to be actively involved in their communities, helping to combat social isolation and loneliness. It aims to improve social connections for older people and enable them to be more engaged in the design of services for their communities. It also aims to increase public appreciation of the positive role that older people play in society. Ageing Better runs from 2015 to 2021 and is being delivered by 14 voluntary sector led partnerships across England, made up of voluntary, community and public sector organisations. Each partnership is working with the strengths and assets of older people and their local communities. Project activities are co-designed and delivered and older people are driving decision-making and governance. Partnerships are taking a ‘test and learn’ approach. This gives them the flexibility to try out a range of approaches. It also means recognising and sharing when things haven’t gone as intended, as well as when they have been successful, to create practical learning for others. Using this learning, the programme aims to improve how services and interventions to tackle loneliness are delivered, and ultimately contribute to an evidence-base to influence future service development.” National Lottery Community Fund (2018)