What We Do

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:

We are currently working towards the following strategic themes:

Ageing Better is a seven-year (2015-2022), £84 million programme set-up by The National Lottery Community Fund, the largest funder of community activity in the UK. Ageing Better partnerships are based in 14 locations across England, from Torbay to Middlesbrough and the Isle of Wight to East Lindsey. Working with local people, charities, businesses, public sector services and voluntary groups, the Ageing Better partnerships are exploring creative ways for people aged over 50 to be actively involved in their local communities, helping to combat social isolation and loneliness. Ageing Better is one of five major programmes set up by The National Lottery Community Fund to test and learn from new approaches to designing services which aim to make people’s lives healthier and happier.

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

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