Brightlife Legacy

An Ageing Better Programme in Cheshire West and Chester

In March 2022, Brightlife, along with the other thirteen Ageing Better programmes across England funded by the National Lottery Community Fund, came to an end.

Although Brightlife delivery has ended, we leave behind a legacy of learning and resources. These resources are available on this website to support organisations providing services and activities for older people and particularly those seeking to address loneliness and social isolation.


Chris McClelland, Head of Brightlife, will continue in his role, promoting Brightlife and Ageing Better best practice and providing support and mentoring to individuals and organisations within Cheshire West and Chester and beyond.

Chris would love to hear from you and can be contacted by email: or by telephone: 07736 168347.

Thank you to everyone who has contributed to the Brightlife story

Over the past seven years Brightlife supported 3754 individuals over the age of 50 at risk of social isolation and loneliness.

We would like to thank all those who have contributed to the Brightlife story including our volunteers, providers, strategic partners, Age UK Cheshire our lead partner and most importantly, those people who came forward to participate in Brightlife activities.

A Thank You letter from Chris Mclelland, Head of Brightlife.




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