Legacy & Learning

Ageing Well Torbay ultimately is a test and learn project – trying out methods and means of reducing loneliness and social isolation, and sharing the learning gathered.

Below are a series of reports and videos, reflecting on what has been learned, marking what worked well, where there was room for improvement, and what we may advise others to do if considering similar work.


Click on any of the reports to open as a PDF:

Short films and videos

We’ve had many stories shared with us over the years, and a few we’ve had the privilege to make into short films and videos, interviewing just some of Torbay’s residents whose past has led to such an influence on our programme.

Next Steps

Through 2018 and 2019, we asked residents over 50 in Torbay “What do you wish you’d known before you retired?” and this is how a number of them responded, reflecting on challenges they’d faced, as well as the skills and knowledge they view as essential to ageing well.

Stronger Together – Festival of Learning 2021

In May 2021, Ageing Better programmes from around the UK were invited to share their learning at the Stronger Together – Festival of Learning, a three week long virtual series of webinars and workshops on Zoom, open for all who were interested in learning about working with the community.

Ageing Well Torbay hosted five sessions on the week commencing 10th May 2021, the recordings of which are available to watch below: