Brightlife Legacy

An Ageing Better Programme in Cheshire West and Chester

In March 2023, 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.

Thank you to everyone who has contributed to Brightlife.

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

We 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.

The following organisations/websites provide support, advice and resources relating to Brightlife themes, including tackling isolation and loneliness, supporting older people, volunteering, social prescribing, co-production and related research and learning.

Age UK Cheshire

Cheshire West Voluntary Action

University of Chester Centre for Ageing and Mental Health

Cheshire West and Chester Council Live Well website

Age-friendly Cheshire

The Centre for Ageing Better

The National Lottery Community Fund Ageing Better resources

The Campaign to End Loneliness

National Academy for Social Prescribing

For enquiries about Brightlife, contact Age UK Cheshire:  or call 01606 881660.




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