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.


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.


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.