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

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The Big Commission

The collaboration workshops for the Big Commission are designed to get groups and agencies thinking about what they have in common, their different strengths, and the potential for collaboration.  These workshops will be facilitated by Claire Moyes from Hall Aitken (the Ageing Well Torbay support agency). If you are interested in tendering for the Big Commission we strongly advise you to attend a Collaboration workshop … Continue reading The Big Commission

Some real food for thought

By Sophia Sheridan, Communications Lead for Ageing Well Torbay The Ageing Well, ‘Food for Thought’ participation events have finally come to an end, which brings a mixed bag of sadness and happiness. Sad on the one hand that I won’t be meeting as many people over the next couple of weeks but happy that I have met the people that I have done, and can … Continue reading Some real food for thought

Press Release: Ageing Well Torbay finds out the bread and butter issues for over 50s

People from across Torbay have been spilling the beans with the Ageing Well team on what life is really like for over 50s during a series of ‘Food for Thought’ events. Ageing Well Torbay, a six year Big Lottery funded project, will be using feedback from the recent ‘Food For Thought’ participation events to decide on the next two years of focus for their activities. … Continue reading Press Release: Ageing Well Torbay finds out the bread and butter issues for over 50s

Call out for budding writers!

Margaret the heroic wasn’t a name that she had given to herself, rather it had been foisted upon her by the local newspaper. Secretly she didn’t mind the title but she felt it was important to try to maintain an air of modesty in public so if anyone said it in her presence she waved her hand dismissively and told them off for being silly. … Continue reading Call out for budding writers!