Remaining cautious – lockdown easing

By David Gledhill, Marketing & Communications Lead You could be forgiven for thinking that lockdown is over, judging by the crowds bustling on our high streets and milling around our seafront. Tourists are back in huge numbers, and our first taste of summer sunshine sent everyone back to the beach and open areas across the Bay. Pub gardens and restaurant terraces were full to overflowing, … Continue reading Remaining cautious – lockdown easing

The spread of loneliness throughout the pandemic

By David Gledhill, Marketing & Communications Lead Loneliness has always been with us in some form or another, and we all feel lonely at some time in our lives. But during COVID, it has had the potential to become a Pandemic all of its own – with people forced to stay in their own homes for months at a time often cut off entirely from … Continue reading The spread of loneliness throughout the pandemic

Tony’s story – Loneliness Awareness Week, 14th-18th June 2021

Thousands of people have become lonely during the Pandemic, missing day to day contact with people, particularly those who live alone. This week is Loneliness Awareness Week, which aims to raise awareness about loneliness and encourage people to talk about it to remove the stigma and shame surrounding it. For many single people of all ages, the lockdowns have been tough, and they have struggled … Continue reading Tony’s story – Loneliness Awareness Week, 14th-18th June 2021

Loneliness, and the impact of not being heard

By Sandra Harper, Timebank Broker for Torquay A few weeks ago, I was on a bus going to Exeter to meet some family, I was feeling thankful that we were all well and in good spirits. I had struggled with working from home, and with the constant zoom meetings, the fact that I was going to meet up with real people made me feel extremely … Continue reading Loneliness, and the impact of not being heard

We want to share your content – Ageing Well Festival @Home 2021

The Ageing Well festival is going virtual again!  After the huge success of last year’s virtual festival, we have decided to do it again, and we need your help! We are looking for groups and organisations to provide content to help us curate a varied and wonderful festival online that is appealing to all and represents the broad scale of what is available here in Torbay. … Continue reading We want to share your content – Ageing Well Festival @Home 2021

It’s official, Torbay will be age-friendly

By David Gledhill, Marketing & Communications Lead Torbay has been accepted as part of the World Health Organisation’s Age-friendly network, which is no mean feat, representing not just a great deal of hard work already done but a lot more to come. Ageing Well Torbay has been working towards joining the network since it was launched six years ago, helping the over 50’s avoid loneliness … Continue reading It’s official, Torbay will be age-friendly

Torbay accepted as part of worldwide World Health Organisation’s Age-friendly network

Torbay has been accepted as part of the World Health Organisation’s Network of Age-friendly Cities and Communities. It joins 1,114 cities and communities in 44 countries covering 262 million people worldwide that are aiming to ensure that older people are included in community life as well as promoting healthy and active ageing. In the UK there are more than 40 UK cities, towns, boroughs, districts, … Continue reading Torbay accepted as part of worldwide World Health Organisation’s Age-friendly network

Help for the community, by the community – Torbay Community Helpline

By David Gledhill, Marketing & Communications Lead Good news has been a bit thin on the ground for the last 14 months, but that doesn’t mean there haven’t been things to celebrate. Take the Torbay Community Helpline. From nowhere, the Helpline has become a community resource to be reckoned with, due, in no small part, to the efforts of the team of volunteers who have … Continue reading Help for the community, by the community – Torbay Community Helpline

How do you want to socialise, as lockdown eases a step further?

By David Gledhill, Marketing & Communications Lead We can’t be the only ones getting excited at the prospect of restrictions being further relaxed from next Monday, May 17th. Finally, a chance to socialise, meet up with old friends and have a cup of tea, coffee or something stronger outside the confines of your own home. Monday means that within reason and still exercising caution, we … Continue reading How do you want to socialise, as lockdown eases a step further?