The Brightlife Project
- Location: Age UK Cheshire
- Price: Free
Age UK Cheshire
Brightlife was formed in 2015 by a group of organisations from across the public and third sectors in the Cheshire West and Chester and led by Age UK Cheshire, as the regional delivery partner for the National Lottery Community Fund’s Fulfilling Lives: Ageing Better programme.
An Ageing Better Project
The aim of the Ageing Better programme was to reduce loneliness and social isolation for people aged over 50, by enabling them to improve their social connections, to be more engaged in the design of services for their communities, and to be recognised for their positive contribution to society.
A Legacy of Learning
Over the course of five years, Brightlife commissioned, delivered and evaluated a huge range of innovative initiatives to support more than 3000 older people. Using a ‘test and learn’ approach, it gathered valuable evidence about what works (and what doesn’t) to tackle loneliness and social isolation amongst older people within the specific geographic and social context of the Cheshire West and Chester region.