There’s been a lot of excitement in the Community Development team over the past two months whilst we’ve been preparing to launch We Are Ageing Better, and so it’s fantastic to finally be able to share this with the world and get started!
We Are Ageing Better is bringing people together to share their skills and experience to create great projects and changes in our community. We’re open to everyone over 60 in St Pancras & Somers Town, a neighbourhood in the heart of Camden.
The project is delivered by Origin Housing, and is a part of the wider Ageing Better in Camden programme, itself one of more than ten Ageing Better projects in the UK and delivered by Age UK Camden. The whole programme is funded by the Big Lottery Fund, working with The Centre for Ageing Better – so we’ve already got some great partners on this, right from the start.
Over the next few months we’ll be out and about meeting as many older people in the ward as possible, and bringing together a core group of volunteers. We’ll then be supporting this group to talk with their neighbours and learn all about the issues of loneliness and isolation, so that together we can pilot projects and interventions that tackle this.
We’ll be talking lots more about our approach to the project on this blog, and hearing from different people involved in the project too. If you’d like to keep up to date, you can sign-up to our mailing list (roughly once a month at the moment), and follow us on Twitter at @we_ageingbetter.
And if you’re interested in talking to us more, we’re always up for a coffee – drop us a tweet or email firstname.lastname@example.org