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 ageingwell@torbaycdt.org.uk 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

Older Persons’ Assembly April meetings

You’re invited to come and take part in the planning and formation of the Ageing Well Torbay Older Persons’ Assembly. The assembly will be a platform for people in later life to share their views, and be part of decision making processes. Come and join us, and be a part of shaping the design, structure and the format of the assembly. We will be hosting … Continue reading Older Persons’ Assembly April meetings

No day like a Snow day

By Sue McDermott, Ageing Well Torbay Programme Manager By the time you are reading this, the snow we had will be a memory, Easter will be in the air, with the smell of hot cross buns and an abundance of chocolate. But there were many wonderful things about the beast from the east that we should all appreciate. Firstly, being snow bound really brings communities … Continue reading No day like a Snow day

The social value of accessible transport

By Mike Norton, Finance and Business Advice Manager While channel hopping the other evening, I landed on a reality TV style programme on ITV called “100 year old driving school”. Not a programme that I would normally choose to watch, however I was drawn in by the content. UK Driving licences are valid until the age of 70, beyond the age of 70, motorists have … Continue reading The social value of accessible transport

The positive impact of Torbay’s small community groups

By Hayley Tranter, Associational Community Builder I would like to explore an idea written about by Nicola Frost based at the Devon Community Foundation that looks at the idea of the ‘power of little’. The numbers of action led organisations, groups and charities are not completely known within the UK. The impact that they have is largely incalculable by quantitative measures but we should take … Continue reading The positive impact of Torbay’s small community groups

Community Development Trust awarded fund to run vital bus routes

Torbay Council has awarded the Torbay Community Development Trust (TCDT) £95,000 to facilitate the running of the community bus routes 60, 65 and a replacement for the 67. The bus services will benefit Paignton, Brixham and Torquay residents, many of whom rely on bus services to go shopping or access vital local services like doctor’s surgeries or hospitals. Cllr Robert Excell, Executive Lead for Community … Continue reading Community Development Trust awarded fund to run vital bus routes

Let’s Transform Ageing in Torbay

By Karla White, Marketing and Communications Officer for Ageing Well Torbay You can’t beat first-hand experiences and the powerful insights that they bring to the table. This is especially true when it comes to designing a better experience for later life. Here at the Torbay Community Development Trust, we firmly believe that through a collaborative effort we can reimagine what it means to have a … Continue reading Let’s Transform Ageing in Torbay