Help us design a “Stay put – Peer Support” project

Should people over 50 get the services that they want, rather than what “we” think they need? We think that people know best what they need and that they should be at the centre of any new services developed. During our ‘Food for Thought’ sessions last year, many people over 50 identified themselves as being an ‘untapped resource’ and more able to support their peers … Continue reading Help us design a “Stay put – Peer Support” project

Rethinking Ageing

By David Gledhill, Marketing and Communications Officer What went wrong? Since when did ageing become something to be frowned upon – to be demonised as if it wasn’t something that will happen to us all? Not many years ago the older generation were revered, respect was expected and delivered and as they said round our way ‘woe betides you if you don’t’ The generations that … Continue reading Rethinking Ageing

Big Commission 2018

A co-designed, collaborative “Stay put – Peer Support” project Tenders up to £250,000 for projects lasting a minimum of 30 months During our ‘Food for Thought’ sessions, older people identified themselves as being an ‘untapped resource’ and more able to support their peers (with low level DIY, gardening, shopping, household chores, neighbourly driving) to live inter-dependently. However they recognised that there were barriers to helping … Continue reading Big Commission 2018

Challenging the Ageist Stereotype

By Mike Norton, Finance and Business Support Manager Advances in medical sciences and healthcare have resulted in people living much longer. People are now staying healthy, energetic and living into their 80s, 90s and beyond. While these advances have been significant, society hasn’t quite caught up and some attitudes towards older people are still surrounded by negativity and stereotyping. The Sex Discrimination Act 1975, Race … Continue reading Challenging the Ageist Stereotype

FAIR in the Community

After a highly successful launch event chaired by local MPs and attended by over 80 people from Torbay Council, Health and community groups, the FAIR (Financial Advice, Information & Resilience) project now moves to the heart of our local communities. Funded by the Big Lottery fund via Ageing Well Torbay, the FAIR project aims to help address issues of poverty in old age. FAIR will … Continue reading FAIR in the Community

Ageing Well Torbay Newsletter – Spring 2018

All the latest news and updates from Ageing Well Torbay, including articles and stories from our readers! The latest Ageing Well Torbay newsletter is now available both digitally and in print! Email us at or phone 01803 212638 if you’d like to contribute to the next newsletter. The print versions will be available from a number of locations in Torbay over the coming weeks, including our office at Torbay Community Development … Continue reading Ageing Well Torbay Newsletter – Spring 2018

Giving everyone a FAIR deal

It’s our ethos at Ageing Well Torbay that the ideas you share with us directly shape the future focus of our Big Lottery funded programme, which aims to tackle loneliness and isolation in people over the age of 50. With this approach, we launched our Food for Thought consultations last year and heard from many over 50s in Torbay. The feedback we received highlighted a … Continue reading Giving everyone a FAIR deal

Door to door bus service launch

People living in Wellswood and neighbouring areas of Torquay now have access to a new door to door bus service. Wellswood and Torwood Community Partnership has launched a personalised transport service which provides assistance for people with mobility issues. The bookable minibus is designed with room for walkers and wheelchairs, with fully trained drivers and assistants who support people from their homes onto the bus … Continue reading Door to door bus service launch