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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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In celebration of National Older People's Day and Silver Sunday on 1st October,…


What’s On October

All events listed are for people over 50 and FREE (unless stated) …


Community Compass Share Club

‘A taste of things to come’ on Sunday 1st October  

Step Towards a Brighter Life

Social Prescribing

Brightlife Showreel 2016: reducing social isolation in Cheshire West and Chester

Community Compass (in Winsford and Malpas)

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Simone and Yvonne from Community Compass explain how their new Share Club works.
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What's On This Week Part 2:

Chester: Workers' Educational Association (North West Region) Brightlife Courses
- Fabulous 50+ Singing/Community Choir @ Beehive Centre (Northgate Avenue, Chester CH2 2DX). Starting Tuesday 3rd October for 10 weeks, 1-3pm.
- Fabulous 50+ Tai Chi @ Upton by Chester Pavilion (Wealstones Lane, Chester CH2 1HB). Starting Thursday 19th October for 9 weeks. 10am-12pm.
- Fabulous 50+ Arts Classes @ Hoole Community Centre (Westminster Road, Hoole, Chester CH2 3AP). Starting Monday 2nd October for 10 weeks. 10am-12:30pm.
- Fabulous 50+ Contemporary Textiles @ Hoole Community Centre (Westminster Road, Hoole, Chester CH2 3AP). Starting Monday 2nd October for 10 weeks. 1-3pm.
- Fabulous 50+ Creative Writing @ Hoole Community Centre (Westminster Road, Hoole, Chester CH2 3AP). Starting Monday 2nd October for 9 weeks. 10am-3pm.

All the taster courses are free weekly sessions and you can enroll online at enrolonline.wea.org.uk or by ringing 0151 243 5340.

Chester: Over Sixty’s Social Swim
Date: Every Tuesday 11am-12pm and Friday 11am-12pm at Chester City Baths
Contact: e-mail Nick Boylan nickoboylan17@gmail.com

Chester: Dee-Sign Language Choir
Dee-Sign British Sign Language Choir are always looking for new members, so we would welcome inquiries from anyone who might like to do something different. We particularly welcome retired people as they have more time to spare to do a bit of volunteering. Please see our website www.deesignchoir.co.uk for further details or contact anne@deesignchoir.co.uk to see if you can get involved.

Chester: Football for Visually Impaired Players
Every Saturday (11am-12noon) at Goals Soccer Centre CH1 4LT. Contact: Gary Morgan on 01244 381515/ 07720 096657 gmorgan@visionsupport.org.uk or community@chesterfc.com

Malpas: FABS Exercise Class
Date: Every Wednesday at 10:45am with a cost of only £3.50 per session
Where: Malpas Young Persons Centre
Contact: Community Compass – 01606 827131

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