The Ageing Well Torbay programme is now nearing its endgame – 6 years of testing and learning, striving to reduce loneliness and isolation locally. The programme will officially close in March 2021.
We want to ensure a legacy is left behind to carry on this work, and leave potential grass roots for other projects to carry on or begin in the programme’s stead.
Projects currently aiming to run post-AWT: (please be aware, this information is likely to change, depending on funding/arrangements)
As a landmark project and partner of the Ageing Well programme, the Community Builders’ and Neighbourhoods’ team have been an instrumental part of reconnecting the community, by supporting activities and people to get off the ground, and created a network of connectors in the community to exponentially bring people together. The current aim is to ensure this team carries on delivering post-AWT.
Community Building Summary – A brief report on TCDT’s Community Builders & Neighbourhoods team, outlining what has been accomplished in their efforts to reduce loneliness and isolation experienced by people aged 50+, through asset-mapping and supporting grass-root projects & activities.
An invaluable part of the programme, Age UK Torbay & Brixham Does Care’s Wellbeing Coordinators strive to enable people to take their own health & wellbeing into their own hands, by making the right connections, offering practical advice, or arranging activities.
An instrumental part of AWT’s legacy, the key principle behind the Torbay Over 50’s Assembly (TOFA) is to provide Torbay’s 50+ community with a platform and a voice in local affairs – a chance to be heard in matters important to them, that can result in positive changes for Torbay residents not only over the age of 50, but of any age, any walk of life.