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By Older People for Older People

Led by Age UK Cheshire, Brightlife is a partnership between several local organisations from across the voluntary, public and private sectors. It is one of fourteen Ageing Better programmes - a £78 million programme set-up by The National Lottery Community Fund, the largest funder of community activity in the UK.    

Since April 2015, Brightlife has commissioned, delivered and evaluated a diverse range of services designed to address the issues surrounding loneliness and social isolation faced by older people in Cheshire West and Chester.  There are now hundreds of commissioned activities from walking clubs, to food sharing, art classes to dance and Tai Chi classes, catering for all types of interests. 

Central to the Brightlife legacy is its Brightlife Social Prescribing scheme that works closely with health professionals across Cheshire West and Chester to directly refer older people into their projects. 

Now, as the end of its five-year lifespan approaches, Brightlife is collating the results of this ‘test-and-learn’ approach so that commissioners, service providers and communities alike can build on the experience, knowledge and legacy it leaves behind.