The T.E.D. Ageing Better in East Lindsey programme is thrilled to be welcoming The National Lottery Community Fund representative, Ruth Bamford, on a whistle stop tour of East Lindsey and to take part in some T.E.D. activities. Ruth will be joining the T.E.D. team on Tuesday 5th March.
Activities include an I.T. drop in session with Lincs Digital at Chapel St Leanord, where people over 50 are supported to get active online, followed by a networking lunch with T.E.D. volunteers and the Programme Management Group. Ruth will also be awarding three new Age-friendly Businesses, Chapel Garden Centre in Chapel St Leanords and Chuckling Cheese and Wilko’s in Hildred’s Shopping Centre, Skegness. Hildred’s are great supporters of T.E.D. and recently hosted a banter bench for customers to sit and have a chat with centre volunteers and T.E.D. volunteers.
Amy Thomas, T.E.D. Programme Manager said, “We’re really looking forward to showing The National Lottery Community Fund around East Lindsey, an area committed to the Ageing Better agenda, and being able to showcase some of the great work being done in the district as part of T.E.D.”
Assistant Director (People) Michelle Howard of East Lindsey District Council said; “We are pleased to be working in partnership with the T.E.D. programme and are pleased that The National Lottery Community Fund colleagues are able to visit and see for themselves, the difference that T.E.D. is making in East Lindsey. We would like to congratulate the businesses receiving Age-friendly Business Awards”.
T.E.D. – Ageing Better in East Lindsey is part of Ageing Better, a programme set up by The National Lottery Community Fund, the largest funder of community activity in the UK. Ageing Better aims to develop creative ways for people aged over 50 to be actively involved in their local communities, helping to combat social isolation and loneliness. It is one of five major programmes set up by The National Lottery Community Fund to test and learn from new approaches to designing services which aim to make people’s lives healthier and happier. www.tedineastlindsey.co.uk.
The T.E.D. programme is managed by Community Lincs a charity, based in Sleaford, which works throughout Lincolnshire to make a positive difference to the lives of individuals and communities in the region www.communitylincs.com