Communities

 

We are working to create a Lincolnshire where people are connected, communities thrive and opportunities exist for all so that we can continue to develop the mind, body and spirit of individuals, families and communities and improve health and wellbeing for all. We work with people, giving them the skills, resources, connections and confidence to help them deliver a better future for themselves, the people they care about and the communities they live in. Ever mindful of embedding positive change, new opportunities and ongoing sustainability in every project we deliver, our impact is wide-ranging.

Please see a range of our community projects below


Good Neighbours Scheme

Would your community like to get involved?

Good Neighbour Schemes are run by local volunteers who provide day to day support for other residents who may need help on an occasional or regular basis. For older people, this support may enable them to live independently in their own homes and communities for longer and reduce feelings of isolation and loneliness. Click here for more information.

 

 


TED (Talk, Eat and Drink) Ageing Better in East Lindsey

TED (Talk, Eat Drink) is a seven-year National Lottery Community Fund project, forming part of their Ageing Better Programme. It works with individuals, groups and businesses in East Lindsey to reduce social isolation and loneliness in those over 50.

Over 35 per cent of the East Lindsey population are over 60; 80 per cent live in rural areas.

We help organise self-sustaining Friendship Groups and conduct Age-friendly Business Awards. We also work with several partners to reach a wider community.

For more information, please click here.


Age-friendly Futures

Age-friendly Futures champions the over 50s, supporting people to learn new skills, build confidence and play a vital role in their community.

Age-Friendly Futures Lincoln works directly with the over 50s in Lincoln, supporting them back into work through CV preparation, interview techniques, confidence building and other job search-related skills.

One to one support tailored to your individual needs is available and is completely free. Help can be face-to-face or online. The choice is yours!

Here’s what some of our previous participants said about the support they received:

“AFF has enhanced my job-seeking options and efforts.”

“I have gained so much by doing this and I have skills I did not have before.”

“Age-Friendly Futures was a great project and has helped me enormously.”

For more information on Age-Friendly Futures, please contact Elaine Croker (07495 008730) or email elaine.croker@lincsymca.co.uk.


For more information on the projects above or a wider look at our community projects please click here.