Age UK Cheshire is the lead partner in the Brightlife partnership. It provides a range of care and support services to empower and enable older people to continue to live full and active lives. Age UK Cheshire is an independently registered charity (reg charity no 1091608) but works with others, including Age UK, in the Age UK Brand Partners Group.
Telephone: 0300 123 8 123 Textphone (BT Text Direct): 18001 01606 275757 International Dialling: +44 (0)1244 977989 (calls are charged at international rates)
The Older People’s Network (OPN) is a group created with the aim of listening to the views of the growing number of older people and to plan services that effectively cater for their needs.
Working to create a thriving and sustainable third sector with a strong and effective voice successfully meeting the diverse and changing needs of the local community, and inspiring people to raise their aspirations and make a positive difference.
NHS West Cheshire Clinical Commissioning Group is made up of 35 GP Practices from the three localities of Chester City, Ellesmere Port and Neston, and Rural. Each Practice has a Patient Participation Group; patients who work together to improve NHS services.
NHS Vale Royal Clinical Commissioning Group exists to improve the health and healthcare of the local population. Its aim is to use the local knowledge of GPs and their Practice teams to help patients make full use of the services that are available.
DSN is the service provider organisation for D/deaf* people in the county of Cheshire and the surrounding areas. These services are delivered under contract for Cheshire East, Cheshire West and Chester, and Flintshire Councils.
Rural Community Services (West Cheshire) (RCS) offers accessible, enjoyable and enabling daytime activities for older people in rural West Cheshire in order to help reduce isolation and loneliness of older people through six OPAL Clubs (in Frodsham, Helsby, Kelsall, Malpas, Tarporley and Tattenhall.)
Sanctuary Housing manages more than 6,600 homes in six areas in and around Chester. With a wide range of homes available to rent or buy, it is committed to providing quality homes and excellent services that meet the needs of the local community.
Chester Voluntary Action convenes regular meetings of the Inter Faith Forum which aims to raise awareness of - and celebrate - the diversity of faith and belief groups within Cheshire West whilst strengthening links between all faiths.
Cheshire & Warrington Social Enterprise Partnership
Tel: 0333 577 5370 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
First Floor Offices, Ellesmere Port Indoor Market, Market Square, Ellesmere Port CH65 0HW
Brightlife works closely with academics from the Centre for Ageing Studies at the University of Chester to conduct scientific evaluation of all our programmes. The aim is to produce a comprehensive report on the social connectivity of older people living in Cheshire that will be used in the development of a sustainable community engagement plan.
A team of volunteer ‘co-researchers’ take part in all aspects of the research process including data gathering, analysis and report writing. Full training and support is given to all volunteers through a five-week training programme (5 x 2 hour sessions). To enquire about volunteering as a co-researcher, contact Mandy Roberts on 01606 884444