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Working together in Cheshire to reduce social isolation

Brightlife is an ambitious partnership working with local agencies from across the voluntary, public and private sector to reduce loneliness and social isolation amongst the over 50s in Cheshire West and Chester.

Our aim is to establish innovative and engaging projects, activities and networks that bring people together.

Central to the Brightlife model is the engagement of people over fifty in the design, delivery and evaluation of the programme.

Formed in April 2015 and with a scope of five years Brightlife is part of the Big Lottery’s Ageing Better Programme.

“Sometimes the best medicine is a good laugh in friendly company”

One of Brightlife’s flagship projects is its Social Prescribing Scheme which runs in three key areas: Chester (City), Winsford (Town) and Malpas (Village).

Acting as a link between formal healthcare services and the voluntary / community sector, the social prescribing scheme allows people who are vulnerable to loneliness to be referred into suitable activities and clubs in their local area.

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A new partnership developing access and exercise for people living with a neurological condition in West Cheshire is launching at Ellesmere Port Sports Village on Friday 11th May.

Email katieroebuck1@gmail.com by Friday 4th May to book.

Brio Leisure | Parkinson's UK | The Walton Centre NHS Foundation Trust | Neuro Therapy Centre | MS Society UK | Sheffield Hallam University

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We’re all very excited to be working with Storyhouse again this summer as (like us) they’re all about building communities and creating new ones, so this beautiful venue provides the perfect setting for our ‘Great Get Together’!

We wanted to build on last year’s success and make sure we’d listened to and incorporated the views, ideas and ambitions of the older people we work with in this year’s celebrations… so we hosted a ‘Think-In’ where we invited the community to come along and tell us what they wanted to do, see, learn, watch, eat, hear, show or share over the course of the weekend. We’re delighted that our friends @WeltonMedia managed to capture all this co-production in action! A true collaboration of individuals and organisations working together to reach the same goal.

Join us at Storyhouse in Chester 22nd-24th June for this year’s Great Get Together… and let us know how we did!

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